Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Herb Garden

I had a herb garden for several years
in an area near the back of our yard.

And every year it just seemed to struggle along.

Because of all that was going on last year
some herbs got left in pots on our back door lower deck
instead of getting planted in the herb garden area.

And they thrived.
That's when I decided my herb garden
was going to stay in pots
on the back door lower deck.

So this is the new space
that has become my herb garden.
The little watering can holds some lavender.

Parsley and marjoram.

Oregano and tarragon.

Chamomile and thyme.

Sage and rosemary.

Fennel and anise.
Both of these are new herbs to me this year.

And a selection of hot peppers for the guys.
I know they aren't herbs but they should do well here.
I so enjoy being able to step out my back door
and seeing my herbs growing there.

~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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  1. I planted a few herbs in pots also this year. AND I kept them close to our back porch; within easy reach. Great idea! Your baked oatmeal looks delicious! Enjoy your Tuesday!

  2. Hi Alana,
    What a great way to grow herbs. I like the assortment you have and will be easy to harvest for cooking. Love the color of the pots and the watering can is cute.
    Happy June to you!

  3. Fresh herbs right out your back door for cooking..amazing thought I should attempt:)

  4. Imagine all of the yummy things you can make using those home-grown herbs! I planted my hubby a variety of herbs this past weekend- just like you- in pots. They are already filling out.

    By the way, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
    Bronwyn @ Queen B Creative Me

  5. Those are so sweet and cute, love the one in the watering can :) xo Holly

  6. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!

  7. I love potted herbs...classic garden beauty!


  8. I once planted herbs on pots and planters and placed them on my window sills and they were terrific for cooking fresh, just streching my arm! Than they died and I never did it again..I even had small tomatoes, lol.. I loved the way yours are coming out, you will have a fabulous garden soon!

  9. I have just lost my touch. I would love to have herbs but my dogs love to dig . I have to keep replanting them. I quess I don't talk to my plants lol. Thanks for stopping by. A garden is never done. I have so much more to do. My yard is very large 60 by 130 feet. Too much for me now.

  10. I love your herb garden. Every year I say I am going to plant some herbs. Maybe next year.

  11. I love your herb gardne! I want one just like it! So adorable! Angie xo

  12. I wish my herb garden was growing as well as yours! Theres no better feeling than just popping outside to grab your fresh herbs straight from the garden, it feels so good :)

  13. Great idea to keep your herbs contained since many of them are quite invasive. The watering can is especially cute!

  14. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments :)

  15. Beautiful potted herbs! I think your little bird watering can is very sweet!

    Blessings to you for a wonderful day. Happy gardening!


    p.s. thank you for visiting my blog!! :)

  16. Your herb garden is lovely! Love the idea of an herb garden in pots.

  17. Your herbs look fab in the containers! Handy spot for them too ♥

  18. This is a wonderful way to grow herbs and keeps the ones that spread too far contained. You have such a nice variety! Do you dry them?


  19. Most herbs do thrive on neglect :), gotta love independent plants!

  20. They sure look nice all grouped together. They say herbs thrive on neglect. I am one of those over-watering and hovering gardeners. So sometimes my love kills them!

  21. I hope I have as much success as you are having with the herbs I planted this year. The perennials went in the garden bed and the annuals in pots. I'm crossing my fingers!

  22. You are so smart to pot your herb garden...sometimes that can get out of control when you plant them in your landscape! thanks so much for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party this week! xoox, tracie

  23. It's strange how herbs are like that. I find mine sometimes struggle. I just lost my thyme because it was too wet in the ground,so I put it in a pot,but it didn't like being moved.
    Yours look very healthy and in a very handy spot by the kitchen.
    I am visiting from Trish's Heart and Home. x

  24. It must smell wonderful on your deck!
    I think your herb garden solution is great, Alana.
    It looks pretty and is so practical too.
    Thanks for linking up to Heart & Home!
    blessings..Trish xx

  25. Thank you for your wonderful comments!

  26. Hi Alana,
    I like your herb garden. Herbs always look wonderful in pots. You have a wonderful variety and I'm sure you'll have fun using them.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia


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