Herbes de Provence: A French tradition, both old and new

If you had a grand-mère provençale, and asked her about herbes de Provence, she would probably have replied "Qu' est-ce que c' est?". She would, of course, have cooked with the herbs she kept outside her kitchen door or gathered as she walked near the house, perennial plants that could thrive in hot, sunny locations.
 Provence, France