Dragons and herbs
Containers are an easy way to house an herb garden. Here, a rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) topiary tree centers the container. The rosemary's short spikes complement the elongated, shiny leaves and prolific red blooms of 'Dragon wing' begonias. The third spot goes to 'icterina' golden variegated sage (Salvia officinalis). Herbs do best in full sun, but the begonia likes just a little bit less intensity.
To keep all three happy, expose them to about four hours of sun per day with the rest of the time in bright, indirect light. Snip the sage and rosemary for cooking. A few weeks before fall frost, you can transplant the sage into the ground, or bring the herbs indoors for the winter.