Every year I do a container–or containers–of herbs on the stone wall right outside my kitchen. I have herbs growing elsewhere on the property , although this winter was so cold–and without snow cover when it was the coldest–that I lost a lot of things that had been planted for years–thyme, sage and possibly my lemon balm all bit the dust. At the moment, the only thing that I see coming up are chives and ornamental oregano.
I even lost 2 standards that I wintered on my sun porch and I may have lost my bay plant that wintered there as well– it’s definitely winter burned or cold burned. We’ll see.
So I have some “opportunities. ” I was able to find this nice tender lavender standard (lavendula stoechas ‘Anouk’).
Then I found these organically grown herbs. I was thrilled about that.
Even though none of this can go outside in my climate for another month (with the exception of the parsley, which could go out now if I hardened it off) I think I will plant this all together. The mint will make a nice “spiller,” the standard will be my ” thriller,” and the basil, rosemary and parsley will be the “filler” plants .
This is exactly why I got the 5 gallon fabric pots. This combo will need lots of root space!