Monday, July 20, 2015

Tending The Herb Garden. . .

My  f a v o r i t e  garden On Crooked Creektt 
is The Herb Garden!


On Crooked Creektt"Mr. Ed" holds the title of Master Gardener.

But, it is I whom tend to the Herb Garden! 

Sweet Basil,

Flat Leaf Parsley,

Rosemary,

 German and Lemon Thyme.
"Mr. Ed" accompanies me to the Garden Center 
where I carefully select On Crooked Creektt's Herb Garden plants.

Once we arrive home,
I set each herb within it's designated space.

Herb Garden May 2015.

"Mr. Ed" carefully removes the plant from the peat pot container
and places each herb within the raised Herb Box.


I take great comfort in tending to the Herb Garden early in the morning.


During our 2015 Renewal Projects On Crooked Creektt,
I switched out the park benches, formerly in the Herb Garden, to the back deck. 
I placed the bistro set, previously on the deck, in the Herb Garden to fill the void.


Atop the bistro glass topped table,
I planted white vinca in zinc pots and placed them within a vintage milk carrier.










My color theme throughout On Crooked Creektt's Gardens
has always been green, purple, white and soft buttery yellow.


I adore the bright PoPs of white these vinca bring to the Herb Garden!

The Herb Garden is the place where "Mr.Ed" feeds the birds 
and the rabbits that reside within On Crooked Creektt's Gardens.


One of the "twin" baby bunnies,
sampling some of the ornamental cabbage planted in the top tier.

The little "cuties" used the wooden tiered herb box as stairs to reach the top!


Whether I'm gathering fresh herbs. . .


or deadheading and watering potted vincas, 


On Crooked Creektt,
Tending The Herb Garden is one out~of~doors chore I adore!


Until next time. . .

* * * * * * * FYI * * * * * * *
Although our temperatures have been s o a r i n g in the upper 90's,
we are still g r e e n here On Crooked Creektt due to the increased
amounts of rain during June and July!!!
The above photos of On Crooked Creektt's Herb Garden
 were taken July 13, 2015!
Feeling e x t r e m e l y blessed!
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10 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, what a sweet little herb garden and the herbs look so healthy. Fresh is so much better than store bought. I love the little chairs in the back yard! Your yard and gardens are so lovely! ;) Hope you're week is off to a good start.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rita C. said...

I love your herb garden, Pat! It's been many years since I maintained one, albeit a small one. Maybe next year I'll do it again. I'm seeing several that are motivating me to want to design one for myself. I can just see the rabbit stair-stepping to the top - that had to be very aerobic work for the little critter!

Gina said...

Your herb garden is coming along beautifully! Everything looks great!

Marigene said...

Pat, I love your tiered herb garden...your plants are so lush...must be all that rain we have had this year!
Cute vintage chair in the background.
Have a great week.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I like your herb garden! What a cute design. Do you dry them and use them throughout the cold weather months? Can you believe I never grow my own herbs!

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

Hi Pat,

Your herb garden is so sweet and I love herb...they make such a difference in the taste of our dishes.

I love to see anything green and growing and this is delightful....makes me smile.

Happy day!

Barb ♥

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love the way you created your herb garden with the staggered levels. very pretty yard!

Pat Freymuth said...

I saw your share of Table It and decided to give it a try.:-)

I didn't do herbs this year. I should plan this for next season. Your herbs look great.

Chloe Crabtree said...

What a lovely herb garden! I used to have an extensive herb garden with a lovely thyme knot. I kind of miss it. I hope you stay cool with the triple digit heat! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate it Sunday!

Nancy's Notes said...

Now that is one awesome and healthy looking herb garden! I need to take notes, I'd love to have one!
Hope you have a great day, Pat!
Nancy