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Herb Garden

Our first landscaping project was 11  years ago …. 4 raised beds with an arbor attaching.  This was our vegetable garden for several years.  Now that we have our BIG GARDEN of 28 raised beds these 4 have become the herb garden.

isn't chamomile sweet?

isn’t chamomile sweet?

 

Of course one of the first items we planted was chocolate mint.  I love that it’s a perennial.  So many herbs are.  Sage is another favorite.

sage and pineapple sage are also perennials.  we use them when cooking potatoes or chicken

sage and pineapple sage are also perennials. we use them when cooking potatoes or chicken

 

One of my favorite blogs:  Parisienne Farmgirl has an excellent Potager Series. I am ready to add more mulch, some flowers and beautify this simple space! So far this year I’ve added a dwarf alberta spruce for some height and winter color to the center of each bed.

mr bullfrog

mr bullfrog

 

We also added 3 baby goldfish to our ornamental pond next to the Herb Garden.  When I went to look for them this morning I spotted Mr. Bullfrog.  I sure hope he didn’t eat our new friends.

 herbwagonwheel

What’s your favorite herb?  Do you have a special space for them or include them in your vegetable garden?  I thought this was a cute idea.  Thank you Pinterest!  Happy planting!

Comments are welcome!

Le Jardin

I love to garden!!!  It started with flowers.  I used to keep all of the flowers Aaron gave me (you know….back in the day when we were young & dating).  I would press them in books or make dried floral arrangements.  When we got married and had a house and a yard I started digging it up to put in flower beds of all kinds.  I used to go for big & bold.  I still love blousy, showy flowers but I have truly come to appreciate the low maintenance plants that give color and foliage all season long.  Sedum is a new favorite of mine that does just that.

I also love vegetable gardening as most of you know.

I am focusing this year on artfully arranging the veggies in my potager.

Pintrest is a great place to find ideas and I love to lay on the hammock in the garden with a book or magazine for inspiration.

Another favorite place for prize-winning advice?  My friend Angela’s blog!  (yes she can do it all!)  Her Potager Series has me bursting at the seams with ideas. I recommend reading her 101 Class.

One of our spring projects has been to add a fence around our Big Garden (28 raised beds).  Our favorite campground has a gorgeous heritage garden that we have long wanted to replicate.  We are slowly getting there, all the while adding our own twist.  Now that the pathways are laid we plan on adding an arbor with a long harvest table for Farm Fresh Dinners.  Someday we would love to add a Pizza Oven and enjoy our evenings in true European style (after our siesta of course!).

What would you include in your dream garden?

Rows of fragrant lavender?

 Stunning statuary or sundials?

Living walls of esparalied fruit trees?

 

 

Whimsical pathways?

 

Comments are welcome!

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