Who doesn’t love to step outside and snip some fresh herbs for cooking? I had a lot of them at our old home but they were out in the garden and that was down a flight of stairs and across the yard. Not really convenient. The back patio was all shade so the option of a pot closer to the kitchen wouldn’t work.
Now I have a nice big pot of herbs on my very sunny deck where we live now. Very convenient. Lots of sun. I had chives, sage and rosemary available all winter long and now see even the French tarragon survived the cold temperatures and has made a comeback.
The sage is taking over and will need to be trimmed back. It is hiding a rosemary plant. I threw in some marigolds and a primrose while waiting for the weather to be warm enough to put out the cilantro and basil plants I bought. It is still getting a little chilly here at night so I will have to hold off for another week.
Sage flowers look rather like snapdragons I think.
I love blackish plants especially with a punch of lime green next to them. This planter should fill in beautifully.
I will plant up a few more pots out there. I have some petunias, miniature roses, purple fountain grass. I will also move my bougainvillea back outside from my dining room. I am hoping for more color from that this year. It was beautiful the first year but last year had very little color.
I bring in an Angel Wings begonia every year and drag it back out for the summer too. I blooms all winter long in my entryway and then when I cut it back and put it back outside it just fills back in and is beautiful.
We moved somewhere that I wasn’t going to garden in but it is in my bones and I keep adding more stuff. I have some bigger plans for the small but wide back yard area that includes a pergola to start. Once that gets done then I will plan some garden beds around that. You can take the girl out of the garden but……