31 March 2010

Urban Garden

Unfortunately, I don't have a new recipe for you today. What I do have are pictures of the awesome herb garden my mother-in-law and her husband made for me. Hubby's step-dad made this herb box in less than an hour with some extra wood he had lying around. It's 4 feet long, 3 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. He and my hubby then spent today making two more of these bad boys since his mom and I bought way too many herbs to fit into the first one. There are still a few more herbs that we couldn't find that I'll be able to fit into one of the two new ones (I'm looking at you sage, parsley, and cilantro).

My MIL also bought us two different Topsy Turveys. One is for tomatoes and the other is for strawberries. We planted heirloom tomatoes for now and will probably get a second one next summer for regular tomatoes. I had never even heard of the strawberry one until she was telling me about it ont he phone. that thing holds up to 30 plants! We just went with the minimum 15, but next summer we're going all out and doing 30.

Hubby went out yesterday and bought a flower Topsy Turvey that is meant to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. He also bought a hummingbird feeder. He found some really pretty geraniums that look healthy and are a lovely shade of pink. There is one more TT that I saw that is meant for peppers, but since neither of us are really into peppers too much, we didn't get one. We've also got these really fun dragonfly lights that really make the balcony feel like a garden. Enjoy!


Tulsa Gentleman said...

You have all that hung from your balcony? That's terrific! Keep us posted.

Sharon's Mum Anne said...

Have you left room to sit on your balcony?

Sunshine said...

Bill - I was just as shocked as you that we were able to fit it all up there. It's quit cozy now though.

Anne - If you'll believe it, we also have two bar-height chairs and both of our bikes up there too. It actually seems bigger now with all of the plants up there then it did before.

Megs said...

I love the last picture from the outside. It makes your balcony so lively! Go you!