Today, we went to our local garden center and bought everything we needed for a small portable herb garden for our household.
|You can find their web site here.|
Since we have been trying to save money by eating at home more and not going out to restaurants, we have become more interested in fresh herbs.
|Some of the herbs to choose from.|
|I love succulents!|
The center was well stocked with seeds, hoses, mulch and even had a little doggie section. Pets are welcome here.
|A butterfly on a daisy.|
There was a great variety of plants, including indigenous ones, seedlings, succulents, and fynbos.
|The fynbos are so beautiful!|
There were many options for containers- concrete, plastic, and glazed pottery.
There was even a café and an ice cream shop called “Sinnfull.”
|The cafe's beautiful backyard!|
We bought sweet basil, coriander (cilantro), greek oregano, mint, fennel, thyme, parsley, rosemary. Specifically for me, we bought my favorite scullent (Crassulla Gollum) and two French gray lavender plants. Here is a great website about the different types of lavender in the world.
|Our cart full of our choices.|
The containers we chose were “Stack-a-pots” because we want them to be portable and small. IF we move to a place without a yard, we’d still like to have our herb garden and not have it take up a lot of space.
|The final product. I'm hoping the begonia will flower soon.|
|Close up of the pot and herbs.|
|Crassula Gollum succulent.|
Song of the Day: I’m Real by Jennifer Lopez featuring JaRule. NPR was playing this song on a “This American Life” podcast we just listened to off the internet.