Interesting article. I think I'd get the most use from the Cilantro but the Fall blooms on the Aniz might be a welcome addition, I'd definitely be tempted to try a licorice-like tea at least once...I do occasionally enjoy an Anice-flavored Greek beverage but a warm tea-like drink might be interesting?
I've grown quite a few herbs/spices but other than hot peppers I usually just reach for the mass produced cheap stuff on the spice rack. Hmm? I know I've seen the pre-potted Bonnie Cilantro, I'll have to pick one up to try the difference between fresh and dried.