Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gardening...my new secret love

For the past three years I have been talking about planting an herb garden.  I don't know why I wanted to do this, I just had this compulsion.  It should be noted that I have a black thumb.  Not a brown one, nope, it's black.  Plants cower in fear.  Well most of them do.  I have this jasmine vine from hell, but that a story for another day.

So this year with the help of my friend and neighbor Monique, I made my herb garden a reality.  

In my head it was supposed to look something like this.  --->

In all actuality it came out looking a little different.  Mainly because I was not willing to commit to planting things in the ground.  If they are going to die by hand commit suicide, I don't want all the extra work of pulling them out of the ground.  So instead, I decided to put them all in containers.  They came out looking like this.

I planted rosemary, cilantro, pineapple sage (which smells divine), mint for those mojito's, green and purple basil and chives.  

So far, so good. 

Check out my slideshow. 


Linda G. said...

Your herbs look fantastic! Almost like they're standing proud and saying, "We who are about to die salute you!" ;)

abby mumford said...

i recently (accidentally) killed a bamboo plant. A BAMBOO PLANT. i thought they were indestructible. nope, not near me. my only claim to fame is that for the past 3 years, i've kept my coworker's plants alive whenever he goes on vacation.

baby steps.

and you, kelly, are taking giant steps. those herbs look divine! one mojito please!