Herbs for Fish

Pamela Crawford designed these herb containers especially for flavoring fish dishes. While the fish-shaped containers lend not-so-subtle humor to the poolside display, this combination of herbs would work well in any set of containers. Position them a few feet from the grill for easy access when grilling the latest catch.

The large pot on the left includes mint, flat Italian parsley, and curled parsley. In a basic container, plant the curly parsley in the center and fill around with the mint and flat parsley.

The smaller pot on the right is planted with Spicy Globe basil, rosemary, and dill. For a basic container, place the dill in the back, where it will grow tall, and fill in with the basil and rosemary.

Plant in full sun or light shade in good quality potting mix. Water thoroughly if the planting shows any side of wilt—generally, every day in summer and every other day in cooler weather. Fertilize when planting with Bonnie Herb & Vegetable Plant Food. Clip herbs often to promote more growth.

Garden author and self-proclaimed former "black thumb," Pamela Crawford helps make container gardening easy. This container project is from Pamela's latest book, Easy Container Combos: Herbs & Flowers, released in March 2011 by Color Garden Publishing. Visit Pamela at www.easygardencolor.com.