Perhaps you've had the same dream as I have: Outside, there's snow on the ground and a windchill of negative it-doesn't-even-matter-anymore, but inside the kitchen is redolent with the scent of fresh aromatics from your home garden. Bright, peppery basil is perched on the windowsill, while lavender wafts from its planter. Juicy, ripe tomatoes hang languidly from the vine on the counter, and the citrus tree has just bloomed.
Oh, if only that were true. Sadly, more often than not, a plant's native environment just can't be recreated indoors. There are, however, some exceptions to the rule.