When I go out my back door by the kitchen I have herbs on each side of the patio....a must have if you love to cook and bake and use fresh herbs! Many of them will come up each year once you plant them and you can always just pop the basil and rosemary back in each year!
I want to recommend the most fabulous Afternoon Tea Recipe Book that features the use of herbs- honestly, I have never seen a cookbook or tea book do a better job of using them than this!
Not many people come from a family with 6 generations of herbalist....but culinary artist Nancy Reppert does! Her sister Susanna Reppert Brill runs the gift shop The Rosemary House and Gardens and Nancy runs the Sweet Remembrances Tea Room which is also a party place. And this is one VERY SUCCESSFUL venture here...classes and things going on all the time. I look at their blog EVERY DAY and can't wait to see what's happening next. We recently started selling this fabulous cookbook at Bernideen's. These 2 side by side but linked together businesses are located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania so plan to visit them when you are in that area! Nancy's tea room has many special teas all throughout the year. http://www.sweetremembrancestearoom.com/