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Tea Garden in a Box

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2012


Gardening editor Stephen Orr likes to give friends this portable garden, which contains the ingredients for tisane, or herbal tea.


  • Mint, rose geranium, pineapple sage, and lavender

  • Wooden wine crate


  1. Plant mint, rose geranium, pineapple sage, and lavender in a wooden wine crate or other container with ample drainage.

  2. To get the gift to keep on giving, be sure to tell the recipient to place it in full sun outdoors and to pluck a few sprigs for morning tea or for adding to black tea.


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