We were invited over for dinner the other night by some very special friends of ours, Randy and Belinda, and I wanted to take her a nice hostess gift. Belinda likes to cook as well as garden, so I decided to put together a basket of fresh herbs for her. I found the herbs at Leaf and Petal in Mountain Brook. They have everything, including baskets, moss, ribbon, etc, and they will even custom create it for you. I'd already found a basket somewhere else, so I just bought the herbs and the moss. I chose flat leaf parsley, basil, and lavender. I trimmed down separate zip lock bags and placed each plant inside one to protect the basket from moisture. Then I simply wedged the plants into the basket and placed the moss around it. Then all it needed was a little bit of ribbon.
Very quick, easy, and fun to do.