You probably saw (and laughed at) my insane herb garden a few weeks ago. It was out of control, and I finally got a solid piece of advice from a friend: Separate those herbs! They're crawling all over each other!
Fate stepped in when I saw a how-to on The CSI Project for spray painting Mason jars and using them as planters.
I have an overwhelming amount of Mason jars because my parents bring canned tomatoes from their Kentucky garden at the end of every summer. My hoarding instincts told me to save them.
Not the most beautiful colors for spring, but I work with what I've got. I had spray paint hanging around from the breakfast costumes I made for the TODAY show at Halloween, thus the bacon-red color. The copper spray paint was from a necklace how-to I did over on the Martha Stewart Crafts Department blog.
Separating the herbs was not fun. They crumbled, and I thought I lost a lot of them at first. But in the end, they all found happy homes. I even kept two of them together in the original pot so they could make chive-basil babies.
Let's hope that mine do not die now that they are separated...