Patio Herb Garden – Tiered Planters

Patio Herb Garden – Tiered Planters

Our herb garden this year has finally taken root. While there are still a few spots that need to fill in - I thought I'd better share now before it starts growing wild and out of control. For the past couple of years I have put together a small sized herb garden to sit on our back deck. I love the convenience of having fresh herbs growing just steps away from the back door. Plus, since they are easily accessible - and right next to the grill - we tend to use them a lot more. While visiting a local nursery earlier this spring, I happen to Continue reading

35 Herb Container Gardens ~ Pots & Planters {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Last year was the first year I decided to start all my herb plants directly from seeds. I have to admit, I didn't really think I had the patience to wait for the seeds to grow - however, I started them early indoors and they quickly grew to the typical sized plants I would normally end up buying anyway when it was actually time to plant them outdoors. The seeding and growing process was incredibly easy {no green thumbs required}. I used small terra cotta pots {shown above bottom right} for the seeds and kept them on my kitchen window sill Continue reading

Eleven Culinary Herbs Aesthetically Pleasing to Your Garden {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Eleven Culinary Herbs Aesthetically Pleasing to Your Garden {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Growing your own herbs is not only easy but very rewarding too. This year I am so thrilled that I actually started all my plants by seed. While herbs are primarily used for cooking - many of the plants are worth adding to your garden simply for the wonderful aromatic smells they can bring to your space. {some even flower too} The New York Botanical Garden historical Edible Herb Garden Designed by Martha Stewart This week's Saturday Inspiration & Ideas highlights eleven common herbs that not only serve their culinary purposes but are Continue reading

Herb Garden Inspiration & Ideas {Over 50 Pots, Planters, and Containers}

Herb Garden Inspiration & Ideas {Over 50 Pots, Planters, and Containers}

PotsThis year I started all my herbs from seed and they are just about ready to be transplanted and make their way outside. {Typically I totally forget and just end up buying the plants - so I am really excited I actually remembered} Since I like to keep them on our deck near the kitchen, I am always open to finding unique ways to display them for the summer - something other than the normal terra cotta or plain plastic planters.This weeks Saturday Inspiration post is packed with ideas for all types of mini herb gardens to get you thinking Continue reading

Hanging Coffee Cup Herb Garden

Hanging Coffee Cup Herb Garden

I have always wanted a little herb garden within easy reach for some fresh herbs when cooking. I've tried the kitchen window sill method but the plants never seem to make it due to not getting enough light. I decided this year to create a little hanging garden that I can hang outdoors ensuring the 'right' conditions and still have fresh cuttings to use within an arm reach.I began by finding four enamel coated metal coffee cups that were perfect to withstand the outdoor elements. {you know, the ones that are normally used as camping Continue reading