Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Little Herb Garden

Hey my friends!
Do you like fresh herbs from the garden?
Oh, me too :)
Mint for your sweet tea, oregano for soups, and rosemary for...
well, just about everything (including decorating).


We have several large wooden half-barrels.
I figured this would be the perfect size for an herb garden.


There is even space to add more plants if I come across
more I can't live without.


It sits next to our outside porch area, near the backdoor...
easily accessible from the kitchen while cooking.


The little garden markers are from Laurie Anna's Shoppe in Canton.
She had many styles to choose from.


One day, we would love to add a large vegetable garden
here on our farm...
so, we are taking little steps at a time.
(A precious friend gave me that good advice)


I hope you are getting your hands dirty lately with some fun project.
Maybe you've been in the garden, too?

I'm joining Good Life Wednesdays
and
Transformation Thursday
go check out all the clever ideas!

P.S. Oh pretty please, would you mind voting for me here, at the
Top 25 Home Design Moms
or click on the top right button on my sidebar.
Once you get there, just scroll all the way to the bottom,
I am way down on the list.  YOU are the greatest :)

Thanks for stopping by to visit!
Blessings
Becky C



31 comments:

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

I would love to do this on our front porch!! I think it would be so pretty with all the greenery!! With some colorful signs! Oh yes I'm sold thank you =)

Pam said...

Your herbs look like they'll grow great in that wine barrel. The pictures you posted are so pretty. I'm hoping for some nice weather soon! :)

Pam

Boho Farm and Home said...

That is the perfect way to start! Wine barrels work great. I have grow strawberries in wine barrels the past two years and it is actually easier to take care of than having them in the ground. Love your little labels too...really cute! xo

mybelleepoque said...

What a great idea! I always have trouble keeping veggies alive in the Texas heat. Do you have better luck using the barrels?

Amy Kinser said...

We have just bought our herb seeds and will be planting them soon in our little peat pots to get them going. Last year I planted them in individual pots, but decided this year that I wanted a little raised bed for them. I'm rethinking it a little now though because I don't want to have to walk all the way out to my garden to get my herbs when I want them. Am I lazy or what?

We have lots of our other veggie seeds planted in little pots and they are sitting all over my kitchen table at the moment in front of two big windows. We have planted okra, kale, tomatoes, lettuce, squash and zuchinni so far, I think.

I love your big wooden barrels. That's what I need. I also love those markers you used from Laurie Anna's.

Do you realize how pretty all of your stuff looks? Girl, you inspire me in so many ways.

Comeca Jones said...

Doing this very thing this weekend! Cute I love the barrel you planted in.

LovesAllThingsVintage said...

I just planted a bunch of herbs and veggies:) Love the signs and great idea with the barrels!

Anji Johnston said...

Thank you for the inspiration and the nudge! The barrel idea is fantastic - just need to go fine me one!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Goodness, you've been busy! Love that barrel! Your photos are wonderful Becky!

So excited about the contest.....I've already popped over and voted for you!

Sandi said...

Wow I can't believe you are gardening already! Not so here in Michigan. Love your barrel idea! We did the big garden years ago and now if I do anything it will be very small. lol.
Blessings~

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Oh, I love growing herbs...I think everyone should! There's such a fun feeling when I'm cooking and just head to the herb garden to pick what I need.

I'll be voting for you as well...Good Luck!
Susie

Pattie said...

One more month and my herbs will be planted, Love you did it,

Pattie

Blondie's Journal said...

Your barrel is perfect...soon it will be overflowing! I love using fresh herbs when I cook and it is a good feeling to grow your own!

XO,
Jane

TheVirginiaHouse said...

I've been wanting to do that same thing! Thanks so much for showing us your little garden. I don't have space for a real garden, but I can do the container thing. Love it!

Tiff said...

I love your herb garden!
One word of warning about the lemon balm, it will get huge! And it is very hardy. I had to transplant my one little tiny plant after two years because it got so large, and a hard Maine winter didn't even bother it. Just came back bigger :) So you might start thinking of a permanent spot for it.
Love those bird tags too!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh, lucky you that you've already got some plants going. I love having fresh herbs at the ready too, my favorite is rosemary...I love the way it smells.

Tammy said...

Really love that old barrel! Gonna keep my eyes open for one!!
tammy :)

Anne said...

No matter what the time of year or weather, its always possible -- and wonderful -- to have herbs! Love the way you've put it together. Gonna go vote for you now!

Becca said...

I love your photos here! Those herbs and plants looks so lovely in that old wine barrel. I also have a white vintage metal shell back chair....love it!

Deborah said...

Lovely Becky! Love that big barrell too..Id love to have that on my porch spilling over with herbs..hmmm now you've got me thinking! :)
Have a great weekend!

Deborah xo

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I have an old wash pot of my mother's that we placed in the yard early winter... I think it would be great to have herbs in there.
Don't know much about 'em. If they're easy, I might give it a try. I have spearmint near my front door-- it is soooo easy. I planted it and haven't done a think with it and it comes back every single year! Very hardy plant.

~ off to google 'herb gardens', Pat

June said...

Hi Becky I wish I could get my hands dirty...but the garden is still under a little snow. I think in about a week, I will be seeing dirt again, and I couldn't be more excited!
What a pretty herb garden you have planted.
Your blog always is a lovely place to spend my time.
sending hugs

Denise said...

I loved this post! I featured it on my blog - http://firstadream.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspired-by-spring-decorating.html

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh how lovley...I can not wait till I can do that but we will likely still get a fair share of snow here :( Hope this finds you well! x0

Sheryl and Denny said...

Hi Becky.
I too am a Louisiana Mom, just started our own blog this week,cypresshillblogspot.com; been peaking in on yours and love all the inspiration and ideas. My hebs are up and growing, some never missed a lick from the winter, mint and oregano. I have some basil that is just poping up from last year that went to seed. You have my vote....My goal is to have a beautiful blog such as yours. So stop by and see me,I need some followers.... take into consideration that im just getting started and learning the how to's....

Sheryl and Denny said...

ooops!!!!! need to make a correction on my website. www.cypresshillfarmblogspot.com
I may get more followers if i get it right, Dont you think!!!! he hehee

Katelin Mccaig said...

I see you’re growing some oregano there! Great choice! Aside from tasting great on pizza and spaghetti (YUM!), oregano is very useful for natural healing. As a decoction, it can be taken to treat mild fever, colds, flu and indigestion. Its leaves and flowering stems have antiseptic, expectorant, and stimulant properties as well.

Stephanie said...

Hi Becky, I love your blog! I was wondering if I could pin pictures from the blog to Pinterest? I tried to email you but it waits no email. Shuttermom77 at gmail dot com Thanks.

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