Colorful Herb Container Gardens

March 13, 2012

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I love herb gardens. I have found herbs easy to grow, requiring less water than many other plants. They grow lush, green, silver and many even bloom colorful flowers. They grow low into ground cover and also into tall beautiful stalks. I cannot resist running my fingers through their leaves smelling all of the tempting fragrances. And of course they make their way into the kitchen and numerous recipes.

After attending an herb festival, I was inspired to line my front stairs with herb container gardens. Here are some of the photos I snapped at the herb festival. Happy inspiration and gardening!

I liked the way the containers mixed herbs with annual flowers and Texas natives like salvias.

Many herbs like this pineapple sage and basil also bloom beautiful flowers.

Additionally, the leaves of herbs come in many shapes and colors. Just look at this purple basil planted alongside parsley and chives.

Another tip I took away from the festival was planting tall herbs like basil with trailing herbs like thyme and oregano.

Loaded with blooming plants, tall herbs and trailing thyme.

From left to right: thyme, nasturtiums (blooms edible, bright orange & yellow flowers), sage, basil

This photo was taken just for MacGyver. For some reason he’s really into succulents and cacti. The Easter Bunny usually includes flower seeds and gardening supplies in the kiddos Easter baskets. I’m thinking the Easter Bunny may work in a few succulents this year.

Back at home the kiddos helped me plant herb containers for our front steps.

Photo by Miss Enigma, age 5

Miss Enigma decorated our pots with the butterflies the Easter Bunny gave her last year. You have to keep an eye on them because they’re always on the move!

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Tiffany March 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Plants or seeds in the Easter basket, what a fantastic idea! I think I will borrow it for our Easter baskets.

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