Herbs for Potatoes

Use herbs to add healthy flavor to potato dishes. Pamela Crawford planted this set of blue pots specifically for adding punch to potatoes. The grouping of four pots of different sizes also makes a style statement. Each pot holds one herb in the center, surrounded by flowers. Use the same flowers to give the composition unity.

This set of pots includes the following herbs: dill (in back), curly parsley (right), chives (front), and rosemary (left). The flower is melampodium; marigolds or yellow pansies would give a similar effect.

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.