I also planted an herb garden in front of the house with easy access from the kitchen. I love to cook with fresh herbs.
I've got rosemary, basil, chives, thyme, sage and lavender here. The soil here is mostly clay, so we added a lot of peat moss and alpaca manure (which we have PLENTY of). Actually, Chet has been pretty successful in selling alpaca poo - gotta love Craig's list!