James A. Baggett

Fragrant Feast

Take a cue from our upcoming Fall issue of Country Gardens and plant an herb box that spills over with exuberant textures, flowing forms, and contrasting colors drenched in sweet and stimulating scents. With a box full of fresh herbs, culinary success is always with arm’s reach.

Here’s a 37-inch square box filled with roses, pansies, and culinary herbs such as basil, sage, and flat-leaf parsley. This container will thrive in a sunny spot and it will fill the sir with delicious herbal fragrances. Most herbs like lots of sun and moderate watering. So fill a sturdy planter with drainage holes with fluffy, well-drained sandy loam, and you’re well on your way. After all, herbs are the spice of life. These images as well as those that will appear in our Fall issue, were taken by my friend Pete Krumhardt at Rosemary and Dick Estenson’s Fredericksburg Herb Farm in Texas.

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