Hello, Sweet Friends! Life has been busy around here, and part of what is keeping me busy is Spring! I've recently been working in the back garden, so I thought I would show you a little bit of the outdoor nesting that's been going on around here.
Above, is what I call my "salad bowl". It's full of all kinds of yummy heirloom lettuces. It's nice to be able to pick a fresh salad for dinner. There really is a difference in flavor with fresh lettuce. This lettuce has been really easy to grow, and with it hanging I haven't had to worry much about slugs and snails. Love. That.
Recently I've been picking up plants here and there to get my vegetables, herbs, and flowers going again. I found a few of my herbs and tomato plants at a garden club plant sale at McKinley Park in East Sacramento. I love going to garden club sales. You never know what you're going to find.
One of my basil plants is called "Goddess Basil". I got a kick out of the name, so I couldn't resist bringing it home. Apparently it has a fairly spicy flavor and is considered a gourmet basil. I wonder if it's the basil often used for "Green Goddess Dressing" ? I love how there are so many types of basil to choose from. Check out this fun basil list-- I was shocked at just how many types there are!
I also picked up some low growing plants to refresh my fairy garden. Winter was not kind to my fairy garden this year, so I'm excited to re-plant and re-fresh my tiny garden. I think the fairies will be very happy with my choices. The gnomes, however...
This is just a little peek at my potting bench. It's just a teaser because I want to make a new skirt for it before I reveal the whole thing. I've had this potting bench for several years now and although it's very simple, I love it.
Okay, so I love a good Buddha in a garden. Is this not the sweetest face on this Buddha?! I know, this is not exactly vintage/cottage style decor for my garden, but I adore him. I picked up the little aqua pot with succulents at Trader Joe's last year. I love Trader Joe's for little things like that. They make great gifts. This was, uh, a gift for myself.
Soooo... what do you do with a dead tree? You hang bells and chimes on it!! Can I call this repurposing and recycling?
This vintage water tank stand has been repurposed into a plant stand with a galvanized bucket and some flowers. I love repurposing vintage items in the garden.
I love the columbine and ranunculus flowers. The fluffy white ranunculus flowers remind me of Hagrid's fluffy head. Oh, that is Hagrid's fluffy head!
I hope that you are all enjoying spring. I'll be back soon to share more of the back garden. I've been very busy-- this is just the tip of the iceberg, friends!