Monday, 7 January 2013

herb garden




This is something I prepared earlier, before Christmas. Winning some cute herb markers made from old spoons as part of a prize in Deanne's giveaway inspired me to buy some more herbs and get planting. 
The old door is another great Steve find. I liked the original weathered green colour, but white won out and I like it even better now with all the other white painted furniture on the deck.





I love the look of plants in old boxes & I finally got around to trying some stencilling with the stencils I bought here. I painted an old box found at a garage sale white and decided to use grey paint and one of my lucky numbers. 
I'm a bit superstitious about numbers. 26 happens to be the date of my birthday, my daughter's birthday and amazingly the date both of my sets of grandparents were married on the same day at the same time! 











I've since planted these plants into larger pots where they are now much bigger & thriving in the heat. You might be interested, the larger herb in the box is stevia, a natural sweetener. 







31 comments:

  1. I honestly thought I was looking at a magazine image......
    It looks breathtaking Cheryl.
    Tania xx

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    1. not sure about that tania ;) it looks a bit scandinavian i thought.
      x

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  2. Looks fabulous! The herb markers looks cute:) I have stevia in my garden too!

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    1. thanks deanne.. i love the herb markers!
      x

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  3. Love the herb markers, what a great idea they are. Such a summery little vignette you have there, it all looks so relaxed and inviting :)

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  4. this is gorgeous cheryl, the stencilling looks great. And the door a great find. what a cosy spot for a cuppa.
    4 is my lucky number....on my 44th birthday I sat at table 44 at the surfclub and toasted my birthday at 4.44pm. I was born on 5th of the 4th so missed out by one day!
    Bec x

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    1. thanks bec.. you sound like me with you're lucky number.
      i like 4 too. x

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  5. Those herb markers are wonderful and your herb garden looks so good. I haven't heard of stevia before but after doing research have found it grows in tropical areas. Do you use it cooking?
    Sarah x

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    1. i usually buy it in powder form and use in smoothies and some uncooked sweets i make, as i don't eat sugar.
      my daughter uses the leaves in green smoothies. it's a nice looking plant i thought would be good to grow.
      x

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  6. Oh how cute is this post! I soo miss seeing green and being out in the garden...

    Okay, one of my New Years resolutions is taking the time to leave more notes for my blogging friends! I always read posts in a reader and it makes it hard to leave a comment or two. But I do not miss a post! Love seeing the things you share and your lovely home. I wish I had more time to blog, but I work part time at our local library. I wanted to share with you my new blog, just opened this week.... http://www.brookekroeger.blogspot.com.... it will be for my vingage and digital work... including printables you might enjoy. I also have my home and garden site, http://www.creativecountrymom.blogspot.com. This week I am doing a look back to my spring garden.

    Hope to be able to connect more in this new year. I am spending less time on Facebook and gave up twitter and everything else. A girl needs time to create, decorate and GARDEN ya know!

    God bless....Brooke
    creativecountrymom@gmail.com

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    1. thanks for taking the time to comment brooke! it's nice to know who's visiting.
      look forward to visiting your blogs :)
      x

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  7. This is a lovely spot. Photographed beautifully. My next project is to grow herbs. My hubby uses stevia in his coffee and tea. I like mine black. I have so many favorite/lucky numbers and now they are all mixed with hubby's.

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    1. stevia is a great substitute for sugar. i like how you share your lucky numbers :)

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  8. The combination of white, green & blue is so crisp! Really enjoying it.

    I also stay away from sugar, my Naturopath put me onto Xylitol - sounds like a chemical sweetener, but is made from bark.

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    1. oh that's good to know. i wondered what xylitol was made from.
      & thanks!

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  9. Your herb garden is beautiful Cheryl, and so is the styling. Leahx

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    1. thanks leah! hope you're not affected by fires today x

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  10. Yay I made it and Im so glad I did. Love your door and your painted box. V mag like! And Stevia sounds fantastic, is it used for savoury or sweet? Slowly getting my mojo back for the year... thanks for inspiring me. Xx

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    1. hi rachel, it's a natural sweetener. thanks for visiting x

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  11. When I first saw that head shot on FB I thought it was from a magazine. So pretty. Carolyn

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  12. You have created such a charming space. I love the wood box planters, the door and the lantern. They all adds such charm!

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  13. Gorgeous little garden Cheryl and your styling and photos are perfectly magazine worthy!
    Cas x

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  14. Lovely garden, Cheryl. Love your choice of paint and stencils and the little markers. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays!

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  15. Your herb garden is gorgeous. I love the numbers on the planter... fun!

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  16. What a lovely vignette, styled to perfection!

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  17. Gorgeous Vignette - belongs in a magazine really!!!

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  18. Beautiful! Love the plant markers! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  19. well, so much for getting some rest! instead I started perusing some posts that I had missed.. then I saw the patio vignette and I love this one. I have that same small square folding table, unfinished ( was a yard sale find)..it's in my sunroom waiting for me to finish sanding down the old veneer, so I can paint it white also.. and this week am waiting on some wooden wine boxes being sent to me-which I will paint white-, both for the porch and for a project I am doing to donate to a girls safe house. Love the idea of the grey stencils... was thinking about using a distressed aqua or navy for lettering, but I really like the softness that the pale grey stencils gives. and for the number 26?.. it's my house number! again, Cheryl thanks so much for all you do to bless us through your amazing blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. I adore the look you have achieved here. We are having wonderful success with our veggie garden. http://billiemakesahome.info/?p=43
    Thanks for sharing. I will certainly bookmark your blog and visit again soon.
    Billie

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