Love, Joleen: Our Container [Mostly] Herb Garden

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Our Container [Mostly] Herb Garden

Six weeks ago we visited the opening of this year's local farmer's market. I went prepared to purchase fruits and vegetables in preparation of my first round of Whole30. I ended up stumbling across a lady selling potted herbs. I already owned several pots from the little [short-lived] garden we had in our last apartment. I was concerned that I'd kill these straight off, but they appear to be thriving. So, that's good! I have Curly Parsley, Orange Mint, Basil, and Oregano. I love that I just have to step out onto our porch for fresh herbs to season meals with. It's been so fun for Benjamin, too! He LOVES "smelling Mommy's plants" and lives for watering them.
My favorite plant in our garden (and the only other one - ha!), is a succulent that has shockingly survived for over a year now! I had no idea what it was until I recently posted this photo of it on Instagram, in hopes of finding out the name and how to make it "fuller". Someone told me it's "Sedum", and is a perennial. Grateful for a direction to go in, I went to work on Google. As a result, I tried my hand at cuttings! I cut several pieces to replant into my one remaining pot and crossed my fingers. 
The final touch was to paint this plant stand that I found at our last apartment, near the dumpsters. I started to paint it hot pink and ran out, so did red instead. I love how it turned out! It's been 3 weeks now, and my original plant already has so much new growth!! So exciting!
 Benjamin likes to help them along the way.

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