Make your centerpiece interactive by adding potted herbs in a farmhouse vessel to the center of the table. This will help add color and texture but also encourage guests to freshly pick any garnishes needed to help finish off their drinks or bite-sized treats.
Allium schoenoprasum, commonly called chives, is in same genus as the more ornamental flowering plants. Use white or purple flowers of this herb as a garnish, and chop the aromatic stems to add a mild onion flavor to foods. These plants are pretty in containers or a cottage or herb garden.
Both culinary and medicinal herbs look fabulous in upcycled containers, baskets and containers such as small boots. Group herbs with similar water and sun needs together, says Anne Gibson of TheMicroGardener.com. For example, drought-tolerant Mediterranean herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, chives, green onions and marjoram are perfect bed partners. These attractive planters also make great edible gifts.
Fixer Upper Host Joanna Gaines decided to surprise Becky and Heath by transforming the once awkward atrium into an open-air herb garden. Located right off the kitchen and dining area, the courtyard is a perfect place to entertain; a fragrant herb garden makes prepping delicious meals easy.
Bright green pots complement natural green herbs in a hanging garden, providing a colorful punch to this back deck. Eileen Beaver, who blogs at A Creative Day, created this hanging herb planter for the Home Depot Patio Style Challenge.