Gardening stores are wonderful places, but they can be overwhelming by all of the choices. I spent a few afternoons wandering around a few without buying a single thing. You know how it's hard to decorate a living room without having a couch first? Well, it wasn't until I picked up some fancy-leaved geraniums at the Arboretum that I finally figured out how to set up my garden this year.
—rosemary, chives, thyme, basil and sage—in small pots to bring in some green.