Its the first day of Spring!
We are excited… can’t you tell? The sun is really cutting into naptime.
Been juggling house projects, shop orders, and this head/chest cold that will not go away. Lets throw in a gardening project for the heck of it. Every year around this time I tell myself to get to planting herbs and flowers. Maybe this year they will survive my neglect and the reach of a giant dog. Last years lemongrass bushes were a favorite snack for Ivy, and they did not make it thru the summer. I began the Pinterest search for ideas that would allow for some plants up high and off the ground where she could not have a salad bar.
This was one of my favorites from The Fancy Life.
Maybe I could score another pallet somewhere …hmmm.
But then…….a gardening lightbulb moment came during a “garage-clean-out-day”. We found this stack of pretty metal buckets just hanging out.
And then this Ikea rod hanging thing-y, still in the wrapper! Pretty sure I had plans to use this as a scarf hanger some day.They were shouting at me to use them for the little garden that was haunting me. My excitement at upcycling and not spending loads of money gave me the energy to push thru my cold and get it done!
First things first, I got everything outside.
Searched the backyard for a sunny, high, plant friendly spot. On the fence near the grill looked good.
Closer inspection of the buckets made me realize I was going to need drainage holes for my little plants to have a comfy home.
Now time for a tea break. Remember we have a cold to sorta pay attention to. Lets go to Puerto Vallarta Mexico shall we…
Adding some cilantro, Thai basil, and a little jalapeno. Can you tell I’m feeling a little of the Asian inspiration for some yummy eats?