Thursday, June 9, 2011

Re-purposed Container Gardening

We have still to landscape our side yard which gets lots of sun and is perfect for a large vegetable garden full of lovely raised beds...


 until then we are making due with some unusual planters.

 I just picked up this old wheelbarrow to plant an herb garden next to our tomatoes,

 and close by my husband's outdoor kitchen!

What's in your herb garden?


Kathysue said...

Fun idea Terri, I have not planted anything yet. I do have one strawberry plant that seems very happy at the moment, does that count? Kathysue

Claudia Fabiana said...

Therese, just be careful that the wheelbarrow doesn't have lead paint that will get lead into your herbs. I always worry about contamination in my garden, especially if my family is eating from it. I love the idea of the container, though!

I grow Rosemary, Basil, chives, thyme, oregano, sage, bay, and a few others.

ciao from Newport Beach

Loui♥ said...

only in my dream garden do veggies and herbs grow..
currently, i have an excellent crop of WEEDS!
so healthy and vibrant!!!
want some ?
I'll gladly share!!!
warmest sandy hugs..
laughing smiles too!!

Tote said...

What great way to reuse things. I love the idea of planting in those containers!


Dumbwit Tellher said...

Your cleverness Terri continues to constantly amaze me. How green on so many levels! Sadly I have a few herbs but they struggle in this heat. I have basil, rosemary (for my G & T's) and lemon mint; however, they are not planted as chic as yours are my dear.

Have a green thumb of a weekend. Is your sweet son enjoying being home for the summer? Emily is already BORED!

Hugs x Deb

Blondie's Journal said...

I love old and unique containers for plants! The wheelbarrow sounds like a cute idea for your herbs. I have an old fashioned herb garden out my backdoor. It needs a lot of work, though!! At least you won't have weeds!


debra @ 5th and state said...

my poor herb garden remains non-existant but then again the weather has not cooperated in chicago yet.

great ideas.......and where did you find those whimsical twisty obelisks?

for the love of a house said...

well, you know how much I love an unusual planter- and these are great!! my "herb garden" is on the to-do list... have it designed, but just not executed!! it's killing me as I'm dying to get plants in the ground (raised beds;)


Blooming Rose Musings said...

I am way behind in my planting this year. I usually have a full and wonderful garden by this time...but not this year. Hmm, I'll add it to my "to do" list. You know, Fabiana is right, watch for lead paint and processed wood. I have raised beds for veggies and made sure I used unprocessed wood. But flowers are great in anything!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

PS. Can't wait to see you soon!
Much love. XO

Nita Stacy said...

I always grow a big pot of herbs on my back deck. This year I have rosemary, thyme, sweet basil, thai basil and mint. I like the tin container your have with the trellises.

Pamela Hunt Lee said...

Though summer began here yesterday after a long, wet, cold winter (Who ever heard of snow throughout all of May?) some of my little herbs have endured, returned and are reaching to the sun. The returnees: sage, thyme, tarragon...yipee! I have them in half baskets hanging off the edge of the deck and mix in annuals.

Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

I have a herb garden on my little townhouse balcony; mint, sage, lavendel, basil, chive, cilantro. We have an unusually early heatwave in Helsinki, so everything is growing beautifully.

designchic said...

I'm the best at killing an herb garden...can never keep them alive!!

Beach House Living said...

Rosemary. The sudden heat wave did most things in.

Great wheelbarrow.

Splendid Willow said...

Dear Therese, Great timing on this post. My hubby and I spent the afternoon in the garden and are thinking through some small changes. Great ideas.

And thanks for your recent comments.

I am so glad to be reconnecting with you Therese. You're truly one of the blog friends I really like to meet soon. Hopefully in Santa Cruz soon.

Warm hugs,

Jen said...

Mine is actually in the house on my kitchen widowsill. But great idea with the wheelbarrow girl!!