Friday, May 23, 2014

Growing Potted Herbs

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Hello! Thanks for stopping by!

Today I'm showing you a little idea that I got from Ms. Toody Goo Shoes. She made the most adorable little planters, which were used in a gorgeous centerpiece and then given as gift. And that gave me an idea! Go check out her planters (and while you're there, check out her Nutella Mousse Pie).

So, I had some tiny herbs, that I grew from seed, that I've struggling to keep alive in my windowsill. They were completely in need of a transplant, but all I had were huge window box planters. I did a search of the house and basement, but couldn't find anything suitable, or small enough. As luck would have it I was on the internet and came across Ms. Shoe's centerpiece.

That gave me the idea to use seperate cups for the individual herbs (I actually used candle holders) and keep them together on a tray.

I grabbed a tray and spray painted it black, and then grabbed the canndle holders.

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I planted the basil, cilantro and oregano each into its own candle holder. (Okay, yeh, the herbs are a little scrawny, but have faith!) 

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Next I added some rocks to the bottome of the tray. Just for fun. (I'm sure Mister Kit-e-Kat will have them all over the kitchen floor by tomorrow). 

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Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for them to G-R-O-W, so that I can eat them!

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What do you have growing this summer? Do you grow your own herbs? 

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Rachel Kathy G @ onlinesisterhood said...

Cute! I don;t grow my own, but it;s on my to-do list:) Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Thank you Rachel and Kathy! I should have bought them pre-grown (lol - you know what I mean by that) so that they'd be a bit sturdier... But I think they'll survive! Thanks for popping by! Julia

M.Hilton said...

Love the idea of using candle holders! Stopping by from LOBS!

Kathy Penney said...

Love the centerpiece idea! My kids and I just started a little herb garden and it's been so much fun and I love cooking with things that we grew. Stopping by from Six Sisters.

Carmody said...

Really pretty and functional centerpiece idea.

Unknown said...

Mer - thank you, I never burn candles in them because they are too open and I have a cat, so they work as a planter!

Kathy, I hope mine get big enough to cook with! LOL! I may have to actually plant some outside or at least in a larger containter...:)

Carmody, thanks! I'm glad you all stopped by!


With A Blast said...

Love this, Julia ! I just bought some herb plants and now I have an idea what/where to put them.

Erlene said...

Julia great use of some old candle holders. I want to make an indoor herb garden too and it's on my "to do" list.

Unknown said...

Linda, I'm so glad you stopped by! They do look sweet and smell nice too! Julia

Erlene, I can't wait to see what you come up with! Julia

Judee@Gluten Free A-Z Blog said...

I love always growing some potted herbs. I use them in omelettes, salads and for finishing touches for presentation. I love the way you potted them and arranged them. Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

I have herbs growing indoors and in my garden. I love the ability to pick fresh herbs when I need them and not have to spend an atrocious amount of money on them at the grocery store! Love your little pots in your centerpiece!

Julia@Happy House and Home said...

Judee, fresh herbs make a huge difference in dishes! I just hope mine grow! :)

Renee, thank you for stopping by! Defintely nice having them handy rather than having to buy them!

Maria said...

Love this! I am planning on starting a small herb garden and I am a beginner at this, your post is coming very timely! Thank you!


Holly said...

Thank you so much for joining Fluster's #CreativeMuster linky party. It was a lot of fun to co-host this week. Hugs, Holly

Unknown said...

Hi Maria - good luck! They were easy to start from seed, but I bet they'd grow quickly if you got them from the nursery... :) Let me know! Julia

Holly, glad to have been there! Julia

The Southern Thing said...

Cute idea! I've been wanting to do this, but never have and I'm absolutely clueless as to where to begin! From te size of pot to how long it takes to grow, I just have no idea!

Katherines Corner said...

using the herbs as a centerpiece is an inspired idea. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Your participation helps to make it extra special ♥
P.S. watch for your feature on Monday

Unknown said...

Southern Thing - Well, I can't promise I know what I'm doing, but they still look pretty! ;)

Katherine - I love your party!


Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Love the candle holder idea, how cute! I featured this on my blog today and I'm just stopping by to pin it! Thanks so much for sharing at Creativity Unleashed!

Unknown said...

Jessi ~ thank you! I'm very grateful for the feature! x Julia