My first garden was also an herb garden. Built in a far-away town, it was an homage to my mother's herb gardens. My way to throw toil and creativity into a living connection to my mother. The crescent-shaped garden bordered with stones was brimming with basil, chives, chamomile and scented geraniums. The path was lined with thyme and lamb's ear. Tending the perfumed herbs shortened the distance between us.
These days I grow veggies in a set of raised beds. Garden boxes built by my son--a Mother's Day present given 5 years ago. What a lovely gift! He built them in an afternoon so you know it's an easy project. We bought the materials at Home Depot where they even cut the lumber for us. Each box uses four pieces of 1 x 12s. The corners are joined with deck screws. We cleared and leveled the area and put down landscape fabric, placed the bottomless boxes on top and filled with soil. My husband helped with some additions over the years. We now have five boxes which he enclosed with chicken wire to keep out the rabbits. Gates make it easy to work inside the boxes.