There are so many good ideas wrapped up in this one little photo.
Good idea #1 Grow your own herbs.
Good idea #2 DIY some flower pots by buying normal clay ones. Spray paint them with chalkboard paint and label away with any color chalk you choose.
Good idea #3 Herbs are a great alternative to add some color to your room other than traditional flowers. With Thanksgiving around the corner think about growing and displaying herbs that are normally ingredients during Turkey day such as sage, rosemary or thyme.