We have a mix of everything - a large stock of dried herbs and spices, fresh herbs growing in the garden and also in pots on my kitchen windowsill. That way we still have fresh herbs right through the winter, though obviously not quite as wide a range as during the summer. I don't like buying bunches of herbs as we never seem to use the whole bunch before it dies and that seems like a terrible waste. Herbs I can pick as I need them are much better.
I also grow sprouts, which add a bit of fresh green zing to allsorts of meals :)
Have parsley, rosemary, coriander, dill, chives, sage, thyme, marjoram, oregano, several varieties of mint, chili and basil, and shallots. But buy powdered herbs as well. Luckily have a large garden and many of these now grow wild. Also quite a few veggies also just keep popping up such as kale, capsicums, tomatoes, lettuces etc.
I have chives in a little pot in the kitchen at the moment but plan to add parsley and basil to it as I would like to use them more in dishes. It's so convenient having a herb garden because they just grow and you pick them as you need, whereas buying a bunch you don't get to use it all before it dies.
I love fresh herbs and it is so much cheaper to grow your own than to buy them. Better still, even if you don't have much room, they grow very well in a pot on your window sill or even on a balcony in a small pot. I regularly use coriander, basil and chives but have also got parsley and rosemary too, which I use less often. I tend to use mine separately but it depends on what I'm cooking.
I love fresh herbs, but hate paying for them. So I rarely buy herbs from the shop. I'm starting to build up my garden and have mint, basil and recently added rosemary to it. As well as spring onions which I use as a herb. I bought some parsley to put in but it has died before getting planted...so I just raid my parents' garden when I need some!
About a month ago, I bought: Thyme, mint, parsley & 2 different tomato plants. (I know they aren't a herb!) The shop didn't have any: Rosemary, basil, or coriander, that i also wanted to buy. We haven't put them into a garden bed, because i'm hoping we're going away for 15 nights next month, & also 2 weeks in Melbourne, (but not at the same time, so I was going to ask my friend who collects our mail to have the herbs at her place to look after,
I grow the ones I use a lot. To avoid wastage I chop up the herbs and set them in water in an icecube tray and empty them out when frozen, wrap individully in cling wrap, then into a plastic bag and back into the freezer to take out when needed.