How to Make a Simple Herb Vignette

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Create a unique collection of your favorite herbs to showcase in style with this quick and easy vignette. Late summer is the ideal time to pot up herbs to bring indoors for winter use. Grab a few supplies and let's get started!
I absolutely LOVE growing herbs! They're some of the easiest plants to grow in the garden, smell amazing, and have tons of uses in the kitchen, medicine cabinet, and craft projects.

Many of them are easily propagated as well, which makes them an economical addition to the garden.
Basil is particularly easy to propagate by simple cuttings. Just trim a stem, put it into a glass of water, and within a few days roots will appear. Within a week or two, you 'll have a strong root system, ready to be planted.

Last summer I worked hard to grow my herb collection by propagation and by summer's end when I had a collection of new plants, I was ready to pot them up to enjoy for the winter.
My admiration for all things Italian inspired this collection, which included basil, thyme, and oregano. With plants collected I only needed a few other supplies: clay pots and a tray, potting mix, pea gravel, and a pretty ribbon.

I started by potting up the herbs in three separate pots. I wanted to give the vignette some interest, so I varied the pot sizes. Since the height and texture of the herbs varied too, creating a visually appealing vignette was easy.

Next, I spread a thin layer of pea gravel in the bottom of the plant tray and sat the pots right on top. Not only does the gravel allow for better drainage by lifting the pots from the bottom of the tray, it just looks nice too and accentuates the Mediterranean look I was going for.

Finally, I chose a ribbon with coordinating colors and wrapped it around the pots to pull the collection together. To keep it from sliding down the side of the pots, I added a drop of hot glue to each pot behind the ribbon.
My new herbs were able to enjoy the rest of the summer outdoors before getting moved inside for winter use. By spring, they were ready to move back out into the garden for the new growing season.
Suggested materials:
  • 4-1/2-, 5-, and 6-inch terra cotta pots   (Home Depot)
  • Potting Soil   (Home Depot)
  • Pea Gravel   (Home Depot)
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