I saw this potted herb garden on Pink Wallpaper yesterday and loved it. Shannon pointed out how easy this would be... and it would be great to have when you only need a tablespoon of fresh herbs for a recipe. I agreed with her on how much I waste when I buy fresh herbs from the store.
The husband and I always talk about how we would like to have a 'small' garden at our next home. But why not start one now? This is a great article on BHG showing how to have one--- just using containers. No need to dig up the yard just yet.