Here’s another reason to plant herbs: they are perfect for creating quick and elegant centerpieces. Here are some ideas for creating a lovely table using herbs:
- Pick several small sprigs of herbs and tie them into bundles with a thin piece of raffia or ribbon. Place one on every napkin at the table.
- Use sage and thyme along with the flowers of your choice in a small vase or jar on the center of the table. Since sage is very cold-tolerant even those in northern climates can often harvest good looking sprigs during the holidays.
- Buy several small, 4″ pots of fresh herbs and place them in decorative pot covers on the table. Give these to your guests to take home to remember a special evening.
- Place three candles on a long, narrow tray and surround them with sprigs of herbs from the garden.