Keep fresh herbs within arm's reach. Combine a quartet of easy-growing herbs in a simple 12x12-inch container. The combination of fragrances and foliage textures makes this box look and smell amazing. Place it outside or hang it from a fence or railing.
A: English thyme (Thymus vulgaris) — 1
B: Tricolor sage (Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor') — 1
C: Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) — 1
D: Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) — 1
Even when not used as a flavoring agent, sage makes an attractive perennial companion plant in the garden or a container garden. Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor' has soft foliage splashed with green, cream, and purple. In sunniest locations, the cream deepens to pink.
With bright green, fern-textured stems, cilantro holds its own in beds or pots, forming a clump of sturdy, flavorful stems. Every part of cilantro promises a taste treat: spicy leaves, pungent seeds (known as coriander), and tangy roots. The large lime green leaves add big contrast in this box.
Savory does well in full sun and grows quickly from seed. Satureja hortensis is an annual that has narrow green leaves and spikes of white or pink flowers in summer. Summer savory foliage is fine textured, pairing nicely with the broader leaves of cilantro and sage in this container design.