I bought some basic black planters for $1 a piece from Walmart to match the planters I used for my "hi" planters.
I planted all my herbs, and put them on my porch. Then one day, I was working in my garden and Collin was playing on the porch. He was so quiet that I got a ton of work done...I should have known.
I could see his back as he played, but not his front. After I finished working, I walked up on the porch. As Collin turned to greet me, I was mortified to see him holding all of my herbs...by the roots. Yes, he had been playing quietly because he was destroying my herbs!
After that incident, I set out to find more herbs. Fortunately for me, many of the herbs were on sale. I got my basil and rosemary for 50 cents a piece.
After replanting my new herbs, I thought about making some vinyl labels for the planters, but then I just thought I would try to write the names with chalk. I love the outcome!
When it rains, the chalk comes off, but it's super easy to put it back on.
When I was looking for a way to display my herbs, I knew an old rusty metal crate that I got from the Junk Bin for $2 would be perfect. I loved the rust. As much as I loved the rusty look, it blended in with my floor. I lightly sprayed it with some white spray paint I had just to make it pop. I still wanted the rust to show through. I bought a blank switch plate at Walmart for 48 cents and painted it with chalkboard paint.
I love this herb garden. It combines so many of my favorite things...
It's a favorites overload!
I just have to keep my eyes open. I think he's already planning how to destroy herb garden 2 point 0.
If you have any favorite recipes that involve parsley, dill, rosemary, basil or sweet mint, please send them my way!