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What could be easier than cutting a fresh sprig of mint from a patio
What could be easier than cutting a fresh sprig of mint from a planter to mix poolside mojitos, or going to the kitchen windowsill for a fragrant fistful of basil to add to a baby mesclun salad?
Mark Petteruti, owner of Botanical Expressions in Flourtown, makes herb baskets that inspire savory dishes all year long. “When you’re cooking, the herbs are right there and you can just snip a few sprigs to make your meal flavorful,” he says. The baskets are ideal for city gardeners short on space, and beginners can start with the basics — oregano for kicky tomato sauces, sweet basil for mouthwatering pesto. Keep your basket well-watered and in a sunny spot, and you’ll be able to enjoy it all season. Our favorite part? Petteruti will make house calls to tend to your basket all summer long.
Botanical Espressions, Flourtown, 215-836-4959; botanical-expressions.com