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Carol has been preparing so many tasty meals lately, I decided to plant her a fresh herb garden over the weekend.  I love going out back and snipping off fresh herbs as opposed to perusing the often wilted, moldy offerings in the grocery store.  Here are some pictures of my gardening efforts.  (thanks Jane!)

I was lucky enough to find Chamomile this spring….

I still have dead plants all around me.  In the big freeze this winter, I lost several plants that I’ve had for years, and I’m kind of sad about that.

Beautiful catnip.  I have these two great little raised beds in my backyard that would be perfect for herbs, but I choose to plant them in tall pots.  See reason below…..

Shelly will carefully dig up every plant and bring them back in the house like the good little retriever she is.

Gorgeous sage found at Central Market for $1.50–same sized herbs were $3.50 at Home Depot!!  Get with the program Home Depot!!

Lots of Thyme…..

My sweet Townsend is getting so old…..

Jane just showed me this link.  Great way to help the people of Japan.

  • Kathryn
    March 14, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Planting a herb garden in a big pot is literally the first thing I did when I moved into my new place a few weeks ago. The herbs are thriving, it is so exciting to be able to use my own herbs to spruce up whatever it is I’m cooking and so much more convenient then going to the supermarket.


  • Cruz
    March 14, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I got my mom some herbs for her birthday – I can see that it was the right choice! I wanna try growing catnip too haha

  • amyC
    March 14, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    just what the gardener inside ordered—inspiration!!!

  • Erin
    March 15, 2011 at 12:49 am

    This is definitely getting me in the mood for Spring! I wanted to start an herb garden from seeds this year, but I will hit a local market to find plants. Thanks for the great post and refreshing imagery!

  • DP
    March 15, 2011 at 2:00 am

    You gave me a great idea for my situation , I have a lot of deer so I would’nt be able to plant herbs but I can put pots on my second floor deck in the house out on Long Island , NY. Thanks so much.

  • femi
    March 15, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Soo cute! I want to do this as well, but still not the best weather! happy gardening:)

  • Emy koster
    March 15, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I love it! I haven’t had the best of luck when it comes to plants but I can’t wait till I can plant my own herbgarden. Enjoy it!


  • Julie
    March 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    did the same last year and for sure again. Really makes a difference. Good idea!


  • laurren
    March 16, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Beautiful colors! Though I have good intentions, I somehow always manage to kill my herb gardens. You’ve inspired me to try (yet) again!


  • districtofchic
    March 16, 2011 at 4:28 am

    I do love this project (we did a somewhat haphazard version of our own last fall) and I love that it’s so damn wholesome! I love this movement with both women and http://iggygarcia.com/?p=442 men embracing the whole food movements and now teenagers, too! Your home sounds like a little utopia!

  • Doorknobs And Daiquiris
    March 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Your herb pots look so gorgeous and have inspired me to get my hands dirty in my own garden! If only it would stop raining! On another note, if anyone is interested in growing something a bit unusual, I have a ton of loofah seeds from my last years crop. If anyone wants some I am happy to mail some to you! http://doorknobsanddaiquiris.com/?p=329. Happy Gardening!

  • contessa
    March 17, 2011 at 1:00 am

    you are such a chic gardener. love it!

  • Jill
    March 18, 2011 at 2:16 am

    After our freeze, I’m still a bit shell shocked. Too scared to plant anything until April. I so miss my herbs.

  • Maury
    March 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Judy, I have been dying to do an herb garden for the window sill of my apartment. Thanks for showing us your lovely Herb Garden. BTW, Shelly looks adorable and sweet in that pic.



  • Simen
    March 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Such fresh colours, really give me the feeling of spring and summer 🙂

  • Sarah M Winchester
    March 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I bet it smells amazing back there.