Friday, April 12, 2013

Creating An Indoor Herb Garden

The weather was so nice this past week that I decided to put an indoor herb garden together on the sideboard in my breakfast nook.   I’ve really been wanting to use my antique English conservatory tray again and this was the perfect opportunity.  I wrote about this tray HERE if you would like to read it.

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I gathered planters and such that I already had on hand.  Being that I’m impatient I DID go to Lowe’s and purchase the plants already growing.  Herbs are easy to start from seed, but I wanted immediate results!

Voilà!


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This was a pretty nice variety of herbs.  Have you ever seen chocolate mint?  The description said it was “like smelling a candy store in your garden”.  Couldn’t pass that one up.  I put it under a cloche on the table.  And it does smell like a York Peppermint Patty.


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Can you guess what the #2 was?  A vintage French putt putt golf hole marker.  It is two pieces consisting of a wrought iron flag with a zinc base.  It was so rusty that I painted it gloss white and added a new number.  Quirky fun, don’t ya think?  I also added my vintage mini French clay pots.


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When I ran out of white planters, I used a couple ironstone gravy boats for planters.


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A fun nursery rhyme on the chalkboard with the herb list and I’m good to go!


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I will probably transfer the herbs onto the balcony when the weather warms up for good.  I’m afraid to put anything outside until after Mother’s Day.  We seem to always get a frost in early May and I’ve wasted too many plants before by getting excited too soon.


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 This is a great way to get started for the summer.  I can’t wait to get my hands dirty.

Blessings,
Kim

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11 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute idea.

NanaDiana said...

My Gosh, Kim! That is just so sweet. What a great idea and it is decorative as well as useful. Smart girl- xo Diana

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Looks great!

Best of all it sure is nice having the herbs close at hand for fabulous culinary delights!

Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Cute, cute and more cute!...I spy Longaberger flower pots!....Love, love it Kim ... and adore the putt putt golf marker..do ya think I can find one in France...hope so!!

Bliss said...

I can smell that fresh snipped cilantro now, oh and the basil for some pesto, yummmmmmmm.

Bliss

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love the herbs, the white pots and the marker! I've been wanting to do this for a while...I have an Ikea mini greenhouse that I really should put to use. Thanks for the inspiration!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love the herbs, the white pots and the marker! I've been wanting to do this for a while...I have an Ikea mini greenhouse that I really should put to use. Thanks for the inspiration!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love the herbs, the white pots and the marker! I've been wanting to do this for a while...I have an Ikea mini greenhouse that I really should put to use. Thanks for the inspiration!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love the herbs, the white pots and the marker! I've been wanting to do this for a while...I have an Ikea mini greenhouse that I really should put to use. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pendra said...

The herbs just pop off the lovely white pots and gravy boats...what a great idea! We are still getting snow here in MN so it's hard to picture spring just yet, but I am so done with winter!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a cute idea, Kim! I am so ready to plant some herb pots...outside...lol!!

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