I've always had an herb garden where ever we live.
Sometimes it's in pots and other times it's been in the ground.
When we moved to this house in June I decided to put my herbs in woven baskets that hang
off our deck rail.
I love pansy's so I mixed them in with the herbs.
If you grow them organically you can eat pansy petals, but we didn't do that.
These pictures were all taken last summer.
I just never got around to posting them on my blog.
Ruffled Pansy and Tri-Color Sage
One thing I loved about having my herbs growing on the deck is it's only steps away from the kitchen, so it encouraged me to use them in my cooking.
One of my favorite dinners last summer was Grilled Rosemary Ranch Chicken.
Opal basil flowers
The disadvantage of growing the herbs on the deck rails is they got a lot of direct sun which means they dried out a lot.
I had to water them constantly.
I'm kind of a lazy gardener, so I don't like my plants to demand to much upkeep.
I haven't decided if I'm going to use these same baskets for my herbs this year or try something else.
BTW: These hanging baskets are from Lowe's.
Pansy with Rosemary
The above photos were all taken shortly after I planted the herbs.
They filled in a lot more as the summer progressed and the pansy's eventually died out.
I never took any more close ups of the baskets, but you can see how much they filled in.
These photos were taken in September.
Levi was doing a silly dance. :)
Levi is smelling some marjoram flowers.
You can see how the thyme has filled in and is flowing over the side of the basket.
The tall plant in the back with white flowers is garlic chives.
My basil was attacked by aphids and I had to get rid of it.
The rosemary, thyme and sage all did great!