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Give herbs instant style
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Give herbs instant style

Try growing herbs in pots whose color matches the leaves for a totally sophisticated look. Chives and ‘Genovese’ basil fill the lower (8-inch diameter) container at right, while ‘Argenteus’ silver thyme and ‘Genovese’ and ‘Dark Opal’ basil grow in the taller (12-inch diameter) pot behind.

Grow it: Plant seedlings in a container at least 8 in. deep and wide, filled with fresh potting soil. Display them in a spot that gets full sun.

More: 18 indispensable herbs


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