The lush, beautiful combination of plants in this Herbs & Artichoke Garden is sure to draw the eye (and lots of compliments) when placed on a deck or patio. The many shades of green complement the brightness of the violas. Try combining the artichoke and herbs with some chicken broth, garlic, a bit of cream, and some seasonings for a delicious soup. This tub is planted more intensively than you’d space the plants in a garden bed, which works here because the herbs and flowers serve as underplantings for the taller artichoke. Plus, regular snipping of the herbs will keep those plants just the right size. Plant this design in a large metal tub, whiskey barrel, or other 24-inch (or larger) container, making sure to provide drainage holes.
For excellent results, fill the container with premium quality potting mix, such as Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix, which is the ideal weight and texture for container growing. Feed plants with Miracle-Gro® Shake ‘n Feed® Tomato, Fruit & Vegetable Plant Food to ensure they get all the nutrition they need.