I love herbs and I love growing them. And I hate to give them up at the end of the season. So this is my compromise.
Everything you see here–with the exception of the basil–will winter over just fine right here. There’s also a lavender that you don’t see that’s not hardy for my zone that’s also going to winter here with these herbs.
If I need some fresh thyme or chives or Bay, I know right where to find them–no wading through the snow required.
And it’s just a nice garden to come home to at the end of the day as well.
If you have an unheated porch that gets plenty of sun, give it a try!