I Never Promised You An Herb Garden

I don't have a green thumb. Quite the opposite in fact...

Yup, I'm a confessed plant killer...by way of extreme neglect (thankfully most days I remember to feed and water my children). Every summer I try my hand at keeping an herb garden and every year it's pretty much the same outcome: inedible dried out little bits of former greenery within about 3 weeks.

Image: British herbs

Image: British herbs

This year will be different

Perhaps I'm inspired by all the fabulous house plants I'm seeing these days (in case you haven't heard the "plant lady" is the new "cat lady"). Gorgeous greenery in fantastic pots a la The Jungalow are everywhere you look. As of late, I've actually managed to keep a succulent alive for over 2 months. Some might call this "no big deal", but I call it "a breakthrough". This success has lead me to renewed enthusiasm on the herb garden front...and a much needed boost of plant confidence. I have decided that if I'm really going to make this work I need to make the herbs an actual garden feature. In other words, no more leaving them in plastic containers and plopping them on the deck. Which, no doubt, has contributed to my gross negligence: who the heck wants to look at that? No, this year I'm willing to break out some sweat equity and try my hand at an herb garden DIY.

Herbs everywhere will thank me

 

Check this out - an inbox for plants. Very"rustic chic"...

Image: via Pinterest

Image: via Pinterest

Or how about this planter - I could imagine it inside all year, couldn't you? And if you really want to get your "Jungalow" on, then take this concept, get out your macrame and go for it!

Image: Pioneer Settler

Image: Pioneer Settler

Another great idea from Pioneer Settler. BTW, who knew pioneers were so damn chic? 

Image: Pioneer Settler

Image: Pioneer Settler

Yup, it's official...

This year I'm going to get my DIY on...

P.S. Any suggestions or helpful tips are welcome.

P.S.S. If you'd like to come and build it for me that is also welcome.

P.S.S.S. I'm not that good at D.I.Y.