So far my herbs have doing pretty well. Last summer the herbs were not worthy of taking photos. I had to come up with a different way to grow them when we moved to our tiny home with a tiny enclosed patio.
The first year I had huge pots on the patio. The plants grew like bushes! At first I liked it, but then it got to the point they were taking up too much space. It just looked like a cluttered mess. That’s when I came up with the idea to hang window boxes on the fence.
As you can see garden design is not one of my many talents! I had one basil plant left over so I just tucked it in here. It seems to like this spot. There have been times I’ve fussed over getting basil planted just right and ended up with a pathetic sprig with a few sad leaves. Note to self….just stick in a place that won’t look very attractive! My urns by the front door are planted with thyme and rosemary. This year I seem to be having more success.
I threw this photo in here just because I love this old bunny planter. He’s been around for years and has taken lots of abuse. I’m sure you’ve noticed the dead vine in the fence. I wanted a vine that would cover the fence. I like fences to be a wall of green in the summer. I was told this would do the trick. It did. BUT I wasn’t told you’ll never be able to sit on your patio again. You know how you read the honey bees are disappearing? That’s because they were ALL living in the vine on my patio! Sadly, out with the roots! I left the vine so the clematis, the new vine, can use it as a trellis. Hopefully, that will take off and cover that glaring wall of white. I would also love to have a brick patio….like we had at our old home. The one that needed lots of weeding and after every winter the bricks buckled and dipped and had to be pulled up and arranged again. That one! I loved it. Someone else didn’t.
I LOVE this patio! It has all the elements I want. Even the color of the house is fun! Isn’t it a riot how you see where that house ends and the next color starts. I imagine the homeowner has colorful personality. I just realized! No wonder I love this, it’s very similar to the colors of our old farmhouse. Oh now I miss it haha. Well, looking at it that is.
I hope your week is going well!