Did you ever have one of those spaces in your yard that is the eternal eyesore but last on the “honey do” list? Yup. This was that space. Other landscaping took priority, so this was finally the year to make it happen. We turned our little dirt pile into an herb garden. Some edibles, some whimsy, and ta-da – here it is!
This is the before. Not just the dirt patch, but you can also see the grass area, rotted wood, and old paint color.
This is more of the DURING. The new paint color is Benjamin Moore’s Philipsburg Blue. I love how it looks with the red brick. You can see the entire facelift transformation HERE. We also laid down a brick walking path, so we wouldn’t have to walk in mud to get from the kitchen to the trash cans and recycling. The path was actually one of the first updates we did to the house when we moved.
It’s a dirt pile. There is no other way to describe it.
Here come the herbs!
I have no idea where I found this old rusted baby shovel, but I knew it would be a perfect addition to the garden. I cleaned it up and painted “herbs” on it, but kept the integrity of the patina as much as I could.
An old doll crib contains the oregano, and will give it some stability as it grows vertically. Again, I didn’t disturb the patina. Can you see the little shovel?
Since parsley will spread and takeover, I planted it in this old bucket.
Rosemary and thyme are also planted. This space is just off the kitchen in the back of the house, so I wanted to include all of the herbs that are easy to grow, and that we frequently eat.
BEFORE AND AFTER
One last look of the before and after…
Since this is the first year, I went a little light with the planting, not being sure how much the herbs will grow and spread. So we’ll make alterations next year if needed.
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