Friends recently bought a house and took possession – in late June. It’s a great place with established flowers, but no vegetable garden, no herb garden and no time to plant annuals. So for a housewarming, we brought them two terra cotta planters full of herbs.
A few of the herbs were transplants from our garden, others were purchased from a local nursery where “compact” versions of some of our favorites were available.
The kids painted the potters. When they were dry we filled them with a layer of gravel, then potting soil and finally herbs and marigolds.
For more on natural family living, check out my series Growing Up Green at http://www.thriftyandgreen.com/content/growing-up-green.