I am so excited to finally share with you what my husband made me for Mother’s Day – a window box herb garden!
A few days before Mother’s Day, I saw this post from Ginger Snap Crafts featuring a tutorial for the DIY herb garden that she and her husband made. It is awesome! We live in a townhouse, so we don’t have outside garden space, and the past few years I’ve been doing a small herb garden in large pots outside on the deck. This seemed like a much better use of space – and so pretty! Plus, we are currently house hunting for a single family home in the area, so I like the idea of spending money on plants we will be able to take with us when we finally move!
So I sent the link to my hubby and said, “wouldn’t it be neat to have one of these?” Next thing I knew, he was building one for me! We decided we only needed 4 boxes instead of 5, which is still plenty of space for the herbs we wanted to plant. I decided to go with basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, chives, cilantro, and spearmint.
I also took Ginger’s idea to make plant labels with my new Silhouette (just can’t get enough of that thing!) and popsicle sticks. Sticking with a “color theme” for the deck (and really just because I like the color) I used the leftover spray paint from my spray painted planter to paint the popsicle sticks. I think they turned out great!
If you’d like a window box herb garden of your very own, be sure to check out the tutorial over on Ginger Snap Crafts! She’s got step-by-step instructions and photos that made it very quick and easy for my husband to build.
What’s your favorite thing to make with fresh herbs? I am excited for fresh basil and caprese salads…and fresh mint mojitos…and guacamole with fresh cilantro…mmmm…