a friend's house to Books for Cooks a few Saturdays ago, and saw a curious and touching sight: an herb garden planted in three sidewalk-level windowboxes on an otherwise plain white facade of a house in Notting Hill. tips about preventing theft in the garden. It was a gesture of civic confidence and a lovely way to add color to the front of the house with edible plants that are usually relegated to the back yard or the kitchen windowsill.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com