My New Herb Garden

I was recently inspired by a post on a blog near and dear to my heart, “Addicted 2 Decorating”.  In the post, Kristi gathered some really good looking ideas for herb gardens.  Also, I was prompted by the changing of the seasons and the need for me to refresh the flowers in the clay pots I have in various places.  Add that to the fact that 4′ pots of herbs were on sale at Northaven Gardens, and I knew I had a plan.

I decided to replace the flowers with herbs.

With herbs, I hopefully won’t have to replace them so often.  Plus, I love the way they look AND they are useful to have around.

So, here are pictures of what I did.

My Herb Garden

I love the way these look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Door Herbs

Even by the front door!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary, Mint, Chives, Sage

Rosemary, Mint, Chives, Sage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mint, Stevia, Basil, Oregano

Battling Bermuda Grass

This is my plot at the school community garden.

This is my plot at the school community garden.

This is a picture of my plot at the community garden at my kid’s school.  As you can see, it goes along the fence that separates the garden from the soccer fields.

Our school does a great job at keeping those soccer fields looking just beautiful. The grass stays very healthy and tends to send shoots right through that chain link fence in an attempt to take over not only my plot but, I’m sure, the entire garden.

Even though I am a vigilant and dedicated gardener, I just can’t keep the grass out of this bed.  In the foreground of the picture you see onions.  Further back you see just grass that has grown into the bed.

I just arranged for this plot to have a raised bed built around it in order to raise it twelve inches.  I’m hoping that this will make it harder on the grass, and easier on me.  All of my other garden plots are raised beds and I don’t have nearly so many weeding issues as I do with this bed.

I’ll keep you updated with progress.