I don’t garden…..
total shocker….i know…..but between being such an awesome hands-on mom..
and the best wife a man could ask for…
its sort of hard to fit gardening into my schedule.
I might even cook tonight.
I said MIGHT cook…..don’t count on it though.
Alrighty then…how did cooking get mixed in with being a good wife?
Sheesh….okay…back to the regularly scheduled program then.
We bought our home from a couple who spent every spare minute in the garden…
and it shows….because our backyard is full of all kinds of different types of beautiful flowers.
It’s also home to many many weeds .
I now call my backyard an English garden…because i just let it go.
The one thing i can do ..and enjoy is…..
my herb garden.
If you happen to be like me….or you don’t have much space for a real garden…
you can use an old metal wash basin like i used.
I painted mine a celery green and it’s aged to perfection.
Bryan kindly refers to it as ….
“if she doesn’t wash clothes she might as well grow something in it”
I call one side my spaghetti side because it houses 2 types of small cherry tomatoes,
The other side is my “mish mash” side. It houses dill, chives, mint, and tarragon.
The wonderful thing about these old metal basins are that most of them still have
the drains in the bottom and a hose that can drain the water out when it rains too hard or
I never over-water.
I’m lucky if i even get out to water.
Thank goodness herbs are really just glorified weeds and can take a little heat
and dryness should one forget to water.
We found this strawberry plant that has taken residence under my basin. I actually
had strawberries planted last year on one side and i think the seeds must have come out
thru the drain in the bottom and then taken root in the soil.
I hope they survive.
As you can see…i even watered them today!