June 26, 2008

I Never Promised You an Herb Garden

This is my herb garden, contained in an old galvanized tub and sitting right outside my kitchen door. It started last year with a basil plant inconveniently located on the side of the house. I was instantly hooked. This year I've expanded and planted oregano, thyme, rosemary, chives and parsley as well. I find myself planning menus around what herbs I can use. It makes me happy.

The yellow ball belongs to Millie. It is her most prized possession. She wanted you to see how pretty it is, so right before I snapped this picture, she brought it over and quite deliberately put it right there. She knew you would appreciate it's beauty.

19 comments:

  1. I LOVE the galvanized tub! I think your herb garden is perfectly quaint!

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  2. Millie that golden yellow orb is superb. How clever of you to make it the object of the photograph. :)
    Oh and the herbs are nice too.

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  3. Nothing better than fresh herbs in a dish. The flavor is sooo much better, I think.

    Millie has an eye for color, my kinda girl!;)

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  4. I have never had an herb garden - but you may have planted a small inspiration seed in my head. I always have pots of plants on our stairway leading to our front door. This very well may be the perfect place for herbs! Thanks so much!!!

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  5. I love the herb garden. I love how you can just put herbs in something so small and it looks stunning! The little yellow ball is the crowning touch!

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  6. Jenn, I love your blog. Witty titles, awesome home and garden ideas, and always a fantastic perspective. Your herbs are GREAT! And I love the yellow ball! Zoe is with my parents right now in Oklahoma and our whole family keeps lamenting how much we miss her...

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  7. I love the galvanized tub/herb garden idea. And yes Millie - that is a nice yellow ball :-}

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  8. That is a great idea... easy to keep them moist... love those tubs!

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  9. I planted chocolate mint, orange mint, spearmnint and basil. The basil I use quite alot in sauce and on pizza. The mint I use in different drinks. I never thought of planting them all in one container, it looks great that way.
    denise

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  10. VERY NEAT AND MILLIE,I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MORE BEAUTIFUL YELLOW BALL.IT GOES SO WELL WITH MOM'S HERBS..VAL

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  11. I reallllly appreciate the beauty of this. I believe in being creataive with gardens, especially vegie gardens. :o) My herbs are in a half wine barrel. My carrots are in a vintage wheelbarrow. My lettuce is in the other vintage wheelbarrow.

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  12. What a cute and clever idea. Now I'm thinking where can I find one of those buckets so I can do my own herb garden.

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  13. That is great, there is nothing like snipping some fresh herbs for dinner!

    Happy weekend!

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  14. I share the same love of fresh herbs, not because I love to cook, but I love to grow things. Maybe this is the avenue to cooking I need! :)

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  15. I didn't look closely enough to start with and thought the ball was a lemon that you'd 'artily' placed next to the container! Oops. Friday afternoon, feeling sleepy, want to go home.... Love the little herb container though. Planning on one myself at home at the moment.

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  16. Ha, ha. Didn't look that big, but it's more than I have, as I have nothing LOL.
    I notised some posts down that you're going to read a Swedish book. Made me smile a bit.
    Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Love Elzie in Sweden

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  17. I just planted my herb garden too! I love the galvanized container.

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  18. What a great idea--herbs all summer long!

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  19. Me again. I have some catching up to do on my blog reading. I've been obsessing about other things *wink*.

    Isn't it the absolute best feeling to be able to pick herbs from your very own garden? I planted extra basil this year (probably too much). I see lots of basil pesto in my future.

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