6:55 pm - 43 degrees - cloudy...
Every year I have grand gardening plans. But then life gets in the way and I get distracted by things that “need” to be done instead of the things that I “want” to get done.
But this year nothing is going to stop me; I’m going to put in a backyard herb garden.
When a recipe calls for fresh basil, I want to be able to skip the poor substitute of dried basil. A last-minute dash to the grocery store for some overpriced wilted basil is out of the question since it would be over an hour and a half round trip. I want to be able to walk outside and pluck a few tender leaves off of the basil plant growing in my very own herb garden whenever the need arises.
I have the location picked out that fits the basic requirements of a successful herb garden - well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly acid and at least five hours of sunlight a day.
I have the herbs that I want picked out - Basil, Chamomile, Chives, Garlic, Lavender, Mint, and Parsley.
Now I just have to figure out what design/layout I want. Below are some pictures of backyard herb gardens I found online to use as inspiration...
|photo source: megahowto.com|
|photo source: harfay.com|
|photo source: makinghomebase.com|
|photo source: motherearthnews.com|
|photo source: savingbydesign.com|
|photo source: twopeasandtheirpod.com|