Sunday, April 27, 2008

Spring... Perfect time for planting...

We don't have a very big space for planting at our home. Just a small patio area with a great big view. But other that the fact that the roses have come back and are blooming again, it was looking pretty shabby and in need of attention. It had been bugging me. And my basil had died out and I really wanted a few more herbs. So Friday when the kids were playing with their cousins, I ran over to the nursery to pick a few things up.

I got three different chili peppers, basil, cilantro, oregano, chives, rosemary, cherry tomatoes, mint and strawberries. All the things I use the most. The strawberries are for Danielle. It is her new FAVORITE thing!

I put them in pots on a table just outside my kitchen window.

Paul pulled out some of the tired looking plants. I pruned and planted a few new flowers.

Hopefully in a month or two I can post some great recipes using my new herbs! I hope I can keep them happy and alive. I don't have the greenest thumb in the world. Tips are welcome! Happy Sunday. I wish you all a glorious day and a beautiful week.

Off to tackle the inside of the house now.

15 comments:

MamaGeek said...

Oooh I love gardening and also love the idea of growing plants and veggies in containers (especially for us, herbs)! Very cool!

That Girl said...

I love the nursery! I always buy way too many herbs and then end up killing them.

RecipeGirl said...

The flowers are gorgeous!

I love having herbs around year round. Our mint is going nuts right now. We are caring diligently for our strawberries and tomatoes, which are already producing fruit. Fun stuff!

Lina said...

Love your blog and photos! I wish I had my own herb garden too! Looks great!

Robin Sue said...

That is great that you can have flowers for such a long season. Can't wait to see what you make with the herbs.

familiabencomo said...

Isn't it the best when you can walk outside to grab herbs?!?! I feel like an urban farm girl when I pinch off rosemary. I keep slippers just outside my back door so that I can grab herds at a moment's notice.

Great job & I look forward to more garden photos!

xoxox Amy

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I've been nudged by all of the Spring planting I've seen on the blogs. I need to get my act together and fix up my garden too!

Jaime said...

I love growing herbs and I've found even with out a green thumb they can be kept alive. :) I think I may get some chili pepper plants and see if I can keep those alive. I look forward to seeing yours progress!

Sherry said...

I planted a few herbs in our flower bed one year. The thyme grew back the next. I like the idea of planting them in pots on my deck off the kitchen, though. I'm more apt to go out and grab them when cooking. Thanks for the incentive!

Nicole said...

Thanks all! I hope I don't kill them. I have good success with basil but a hard time with cilantro. This heat is not helping my flowers out either!

Lina- Thank you and Welcome!!!

Lulu said...

I'm hoping to start a little herb garden for my apartment. We have huge rosemary trees in our house so I'll just steal one of their plant babies. I'd love to do cilantro too but I've heard it never does very well, you'll have to let me know how your cilantro does!

Betty C. said...

These are some of my favorite herbs. You have inspired me to plant some - - I have a few going, but my favorites have died out.

Erin said...

I am going to grow herbs this year, too. We finally will have a deck at our condo, so I can grow stuff without thinking my landlord will throw it out! We'll have to compare notes, because I usually kill plants. I'm really motivated this time, though, so I"m going to be really careful not to kill them :)

Nicole said...

Lulu, Better and Erin- You should plant some herb! The way I figure it, even though I have a "brown" thumb and tend to kill plants. They don't cost too much to purchase and I can keep them alive for at least a few meal uses. So.. it is cheaper than buying herbs at the store all the time.

Flanboyant Eats said...

i wish i had a kitchen window!! :( i have a nice patio where i can grow my herbs, but it's always nice to be able to have them super handy...