Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Farmhouse Herb Garden

I adore herb gardens. I love them mixed in with landscape because they are beautiful and always smell so great, but I knew that this year that wasn't going to be an option for me. We are not going to tackle our front landscape until fall or early next Spring. And although we do plan to do landscaping around back I just don't have any good place for a little herb garden (we are sticking with mainly hydrangeas lined with boxwoods)

SO I opted for a little back porch herb garden lined in the center of my outdoor dining area. Fresh herbs I can use in the kitchen...and I don't have to worry about  planting something for a table centerpiece this summer. I'm practical.... or at least that's what I try to tell my farmer. :)

All you need are some herbs (I went with Dill, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Mint and Thyme) I have to get one more pot for cilantro, so that is not pictured. I use so much cilantro...because...... guacamole... :) I could live on that stuff...

Good potting soil, small pots and saucers and some gloves were the only other things needed. I went with Terra cotta pots.... just simple and natural looking.

 YUM - I am now searching recipes with fresh herbs and summer drinks with fresh mint..... hello mint juleps and mojitos.

A true farm girl always has the radar up on her phone.... A storm was rolling in.

How cute.

 Rosemary! this stuff is amazing. I have a wonderful recipe for lemon and rosemary shortbread cookies.... I'll be making those soon.

My outdoor table scratches VERY easily.... It looks like wood but it is heavy duty aluminum.... SO I am always trying to protect it from whatever I put on it. I added little furniture felt pads to the bottoms to minimize the scratching.

A storm was rolling in. 


 That's it... all done.

If you use fresh herbs often and need a place to plant them, give this little "garden" a try.

 It is a covered porch but because it's on the West side it still gets plenty of sunshine without scorching them.


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