Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Herb Garden

It's been a while since I've posted, and that is because it's so hard to be inside with all of this gorgeous Spring weather. My free time has been spent taking walks, going for runs, kayaking, and of course gardening! I thought for this post I would share a little bit of my fun! 

Last year around the time of my birthday, I saw this amazing planter on Pinterest that I knew would be perfect for my herb garden. It was listed for several hundred dollars online, so I knew I wouldn't be purchasing it! I went to my wonderfully, talented dad and showed him a picture. For my birthday, he made an exact replica (I actually like the one he made even better than the online version), and I stained it. Not only was it less than $50 in materials to make, but it also has sentimental value and a handwritten note from my dad on the bottom. He used black locust wood as it lasts a long time and is not quick to decay. Below is a picture of my handmade planter.

Last weekend, I was able to get some of my herbs planted in it! I love cooking with fresh herbs throughout the summer. I planted some oregano, basil, dill, rosemary, chives, and sage in my planter. I also have a container of spearmint, and multiple lavender herbs along the side of our house. I cannot wait to can our dill pickles, make lavender biscotti, and cook up some delicious Italian food! Recipes to come throughout the summer months :) 

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