Herbs are one of the easiest plants to cultivate in Central Texas and Austin. When planting herbs such as rosemary and sage, it is best to limit the number to two per square foot. Perennials are woody grasses that remain alive throughout the year in moderate climates, or in colder areas, they die and re-sprout from their roots when the weather warms up. I have had more success starting an herb garden in a raised bed or container, rather than directly in the ground. These herbs prefer a cooler climate and more moisture than herbs in the mint family.
When it is time to plant apiaceae as the weather warms, their flowers will attract all the butterflies in the area. Additionally, you can harvest from most herbaceous plants multiple times, making the most of every plant in your garden. If your growing season is longer, you can also plant these herbs directly in the ground once you no longer anticipate cold temperatures. It is important to identify the plant family that each herb you want to grow belongs to and create a special space for your herbs where you feel comfortable. If you prefer to grow herbs in pots, be sure to monitor the soil's moisture more often than if your herbs were growing in larger pots or raised beds.
While you can grow each of your favorite herbs in an individual pot, you'll have to pay more attention to their needs and water much more frequently, as small pots dry out quickly. I recommend choosing something at least a foot wide so that you can grow several different types of herbs in one container. If you want to lead a lifestyle more focused on gardening, the easiest way to do this is to place some herbs in pots or create an outdoor herb garden where you can cut some twigs and bring them inside for cooking. You can easily move it inside or outside, water all the herbs at once, and grow lots of leaves in a small space. Other herbs are not as sensitive to transplants and can be grown indoors to maximize the time spent in the garden once the weather is warmer.
This is mainly because I tend to grow in areas with clay soil, and few, if any, grasses originated in an area with heavy, damp clay soil. These same herbs in climates like mine, which have frost and snow, will only grow to about a foot tall during the growing season before they go dormant.