Let’s make an herb container garden! I’m itching to dig in the dirt. And I am so anxious to start using fresh herbs in the kitchen and beyond! Let’s make a pretty and easy container to put our herb garden in! Let’s do this!!!
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Today is MOTHER’S DAY AT HOME. To help you plan for a lovely mother’s day even when we are all staying at home.
A big thank you to Janet at Shabbyfufu for organizing our group! And make sure you visit the blogs at the bottom of the page for creative Mother’s Day ideas!
Don’t you love herbs? The aroma of their leaves are divine! I miss having them in the garden during the late fall and winter and am so anxious to plant them in the spring!
And don’t you think a beautiful planter of herbs would be a wonderful gift for the woman in your life? And maybe for you too!
Here’s one I planted for myself. And I’m making more for a couple of women I love. But don’t tell my Mom and sister!
This is a really fun and easy project and I think it is a pretty and useful gift. And a very nice way to show your love to Mom!
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THE CONTAINER…
A container herb garden begins with a pretty container!
- planter and saucer of your choice
- paint (you can see a similar paint here)
- white craft paint (see it here)
- spray sealer (see mine here)
PAINT THE HERB GARDEN CONTAINER
Paint the pot and saucer.
I used paint that I already had. This planter is bright and happy and bold!
I painted the outside of the container and the inside about 1/4 the way down from the top.
Let the container thoroughly dry.
CREATING A DESIGN
Now this is the fun part! I love the embellishment part of any project! No wonder I am the embellishment queen! LOL!
Be creative! There are so many fun and easy designs that can be painted on an herb garden container!
This motif is so so easy! Even if you are not crafty YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
Here’s how to make it…
- dip the blunt round end of a foam brush into craft paint and gently press down on the container.
- dip the end of the foam brush in the paint again and make another dot
- keep making dots
- spread the paint dots evenly out over the entire pot
- add smaller dots by dipping the tip of a paintbrush into white paint
I worked in sections so I would not smear any wet paint.
First I added the big dots to the container and then the small dots.
Now, let’s fill our container herb garden!
CONTAINER HERB GARDEN PLANTS
Planting the herb garden was a bit of an adventure! Planting day was stormy, rainy, windy, and chilly! So not being one to let a little weather thwart my plans I put a dropcloth down on the dining table and started planning!
What would we do without dropcloths?
Here are my favorite herbs that are sun loving and hardy…
- tiny basil
These yummy culinary herbs I used in this container herb garden. I also love mint and chives but I keep them in their own pots.
LET’S DIG IN THE DIRT!
What would an herb garden be without the herbs? Let’s dig in the dirt and get some pretty herbs into our container!!!!
Potting herbs is easy! Here’s how…
- use a good quality potting soil
- take the plants out of their plastic pots and gently loosen up the roots but not so much to lose the dirt holding the roots together
- add enough soil to the container so the root ball rest on it and the base of the plant is a little lower than the rim of the container
- fill in all the gaps and spaces between the herbs with more soil
- give the garden a good watering in
It’s a good idea to go back in a day or two to see if the herb garden might need a bit more soil.
This herb garden can stay inside in a very bright window for a few weeks but does best outside in a sunny spot!
I’m adding this to our patio we are making into an outdoor room! But for now, this herb garden is on our front porch!
This container herb garden is perfect for Mother’s day but also for other special days too!
Here are a few other gardening posts you might enjoy. From left to right…
Now, please visit my blogging friend and see their ideas for Mother’s day!