Sunday, May 24, 2015

More About the Potager

So, you want to know what’s growing in our Potager? Well, to begin with, lots of herbs. And this Spring, I’m using one of my favorite vintage finds as an herb garden display…a Ferry-Morse Seed cart. It’s a perfect chippy green, with little compartments, just right for holding zinc pots full of herb clippings.


In our potager, we grow several culinary herbs to use in the kitchen. Thyme, basil, chives, sage, mint, rosemary, oregano, parsley, and lemon balm are my favorites, and grow well in our space. It’s a lovely excuse to stroll through the garden to gather fresh herbs for flavoring a meal.


Other herbs that grow well are catnip, Russian sage, pineapple sage, dill, and lavender. After it rains, we love how the aroma of dill fills the air…it smells like dill pickles in our yard ;0)


Of course, I really enjoy drying some of the herbs. Lavender is my all-time favorite. It can be used in soaps, bath water, sachets, and dried lavender bundles.


But what I absolutely love most of all about herbs is that many of them bloom in the Spring!! This is one thing I didn’t know before I started gardening. Their blooms are so pretty. So, I make bouquets with fresh herbs to use in our house. On the coffee table, in the bathroom, and at the kitchen sink. Herb bouquets, everywhere :)


Potager is French, meaning “kitchen garden”…a mixture of edibles and flowers. It appeals to all the senses.


We’ve included all types of blooming plants in our potager…hydrangeas, lilies, bearded irises, foxgloves, and roses are gorgeous this time of year. It serves as a cutting garden. Fresh bouquets all summer long :)


We spend a lot of time here on the deck during these spring months. It’s a pretty view, with the pond and baseball field.


The blue barn door is just a prop…I leaned it against an ugly storage room door. We are considering resizing it to use as our pantry door in the kitchen.


The Potager sign was a quick DIY project I finished last week…you can read about the sign HERE :)


Well, thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

And thanks to all who has served our country!

I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day with your families…



It's me said...

O wOwwwwwwwww looooooove it Becky !!..That style too....and the wooden box on your table is fron Holland! happy day enjoy..!...x!

Tereza said...

how beautiful!!!

Marsha said...

What a lovely post. So many pretty herbs and flowers-thanks for sharing. I love gardening and vintage items--the perfect combination! Love that seed display.

Amy Chalmers said...

Love your potting space and that old green stand for the potting seeds and starters is just a wow piece!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Your potager is just lovely, lovely, lovely! The green stand could for sure move home to my place :) Have a great week, take care...

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