Herbs on Display
Painted with Valspar Flood Tide (#5001-6A) and sanded for an attractive distressed look, these screen inserts (#442690) are the perfect frame for metal buckets (#546961) spray-painted with a hammered-copper finish and filled with fresh herbs.
Scent the Table
With their vivid fragrance and intriguing foliage, herbs make a fine tabletop display. Create an arrangement highlighting the herbs used in a meal. Here, purpleleaf basil, mint, and sage mix with a cluster of lantana flowers.
Harvest the Beauty
Herbs are easy to incorporate into an ornamental garden. Use them to fill gaps -- either digging the plants directly or planting in pots where they are easier to see and harvest.
For an aged look, create your own hypertufa pots from peat moss, perlite or vermiculite, and portland cement. Mold a variety of sizes, paint the pots for a patina effect, and fill with sage, lavender, thyme, or a favorite herb.
Portable Planting Station
Make it easy to plant or preserve herbs. This weather-resistant cart (#432354, model #5660-91) has storage and a work surface for potting, snipping, and tying bundles of herbs.
An easy DIY drying rack makes a portable potting bench even more useful. Hang herbs in bundles upside down in a warm, dry area with good air circulation for about a week. Keep bundles away from direct sun to avoid bleaching.