Herb pot

Herb pot

I was originally going to make this a fountain, and I still might next fall when I bring it in. But for now, it's simply an herb pot. I grow herbs every summer in separate containers, but decided to try a strawberry pot. One of the recommendations I kept seeing was to insert a piece of PVC pipe with holes down the middle. But I also saw another site that said to try a piece of screen, formed into a tube, filled with rocks. So that's what I've done (because I had a piece of screeing handy and didn't have PVC pipe). I still need to fill the remaining holes, but am waiting for some seedlings to grow a bit stronger before transplanting. Those will be: dill, parsley, marjoram, cilantro and chives. The plants in there are: garden sage, sweet basil, bronze fennel, dwarf curry and in the top, two kinds of lavender. In the fall, if I decide to turn it into a fountain and bring inside for winter (zone 6), I'll take out the lavender and put in a small container with the pump, river rocks and water, and fill with lucky bamboo. I decided to go ahead and fill with lavender for now because I enjoyed growing lavender so much last summer. Already smells wonderful! You can see my screen tube peeking out the top, but I hope the lavender will cover that all up as it fills in. I use that to help get water to the lower plants. We'll see how well it works. Anyway, I was excited about how well this turned out and wanted to share...I'll post more pics as it fills out over the season!
Plant identify and is it sick?

Plant identify and is it sick?

My dorm room/apartment

My dorm room/apartment

Some pics of my garden

Some pics of my garden

Veggies!

Veggies!

Lobivia dobeana

Lobivia dobeana

AND IT FELL FROM THE SKY!

AND IT FELL FROM THE SKY!