Get your herbs planted now!
by Leslie Perrin
We all need our fresh herbs year-round. So dont fret if you lost your containers during Ms. K, get your herbs planted now and use at once for your best herbal recipe delight! Choose plants of varying heights to make the container more interesting. Rosemary and thyme are perennials and will have to be moved indoors to protect them from extreme cold and wind. Creeping thyme will cascade over the side of the container adding softness to the arrangement. An assortment of basils can be added to the thyme and rosemary; this provides a way of changing color and flavorful annuals in the container.
When watering your indoor containers during the cold months, let the water run until the temperature is tepid. This will prevent an icy shock to the plants root system.
If herbs arent your fancy, try a pair of camellia sasanquas in two containers flanking either side of a pair of French doors. The evergreen perennial sasanquas are blooming at this time and make a lovely addition to a French Quarter courtyard.