I wanted to start out with herbs I use the most. Sweet basil, rosemary and cilantro. I found the first two, but the few cilantro plants around were really sad looking, so I bought a lemon thyme instead. Even though I've never cooked anything with lemon thyme before, it smelled so good so I bought it. Now I have to look up some recipes to use herbs in, so I will put these little guys to good use!
I also planted some little pansies, just because they were so pretty. I know they will die out soon, it just gets way too hot here during the summer for them to survive.
I like to use them to decorate cakes or cupcakes.