Monday, April 27, 2009

Hello Beautiful...

This is what we did on Saturday, and by we, I mean my husband.














I'll give you a minute to finish squealing.

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Now that you've got yourself back together--isn't it lovely? This is the future home of my vegetable garden! We've ordered all the plants and seeds and are now just waiting for the last frost date to pass and then we'll get started!

My black thumb is slowly healing and is currently a lovely shade of purpley-yellowish. I expect it to be fully green by the time my plants arrive. I've even been practicing in my windowsill!











I found the little basil and parsley containers at IKEA. I think they were about a buck-fifty each, but I can't remember. The parsley in the green pot was purchased at the grocery store and then transplanted into the little pot. I can never seem to use up a sprig of parsley before it spoils, so I thought I'd try buying a plant and snipping some off when I need it. Seems to be working okay so far!

I also have a container that I'm going to plant herbs in and keep up on my deck for easy access. I can't wait to show you all the progress!!

Have I told you I'm a complete novice at this whole gardening thing? I'm terrified that the plants will arrive when my husband is out of town! I don't have the foggiest idea of what to do with the plants and the seeds once they arrive...

SO if you are a gardener, make sure you let me know in the comments so I can bug you when I have a question!

This is what we did on Saturday, and by we, I mean Me & Midget!

17 comments:

CaraBee said...

I'm the same way with parsley, and basil, and cilantro, and rosemary, and pretty much every herb that I have to pay $5 for and then throw away all but the two sprigs that I need for a particular recipe.

I bought a bunch of packets of seeds for herbs and such with the intention of planting them, most likely in containers. However, they still sit in my kitchen awaiting me to make a move. What am I waiting for?

Blissful Babe said...

How fabulous!! I should plant a wee herb garden. But really, I know what will happen. And it won't be pretty, so I will just continue on as is and live through you vicariously.

Best of luck with it! It's going to be beautiful!

Aubrey said...

You go on with your purpley-yellowish thumb! Whoo-hoo!

LadyStyx said...

My poor thumb stays black year round so I generally dont bother with plants.

Dr. Wifey said...

i'm showing that pic to my hubby so he can fix me up with the same thing! this will be my first attempt at a garden as well. guess we'll see what shade of black my thumb is :)

Brandy said...

I would kill for a purplish thumb. And a hubs that is excited about my garden as I am.

Lula! said...

I LOVE IT, Carrie!!!! We can chronicle our veggie & herb-growing all summer long. And then swap point-appropriate recipes. Awesome!

p.s. I can totally see your weight loss--your new profile pic is awesome! Rock on, my friend!

Christy said...

How awesome!!! Wish you were my neighbor. :)

Coco said...

How Exciting.
I too am trying to change the color of my thumb, and so far (this year) I have only managed to kill two plants and some flowers!

Good Luck!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I have NO gardening skills! Looks like you are doing well, so far!

Minka said...

Why not shop up the parsley (or any other herb, use what you need and freeze the rest? I do it and it works.
Enjoy your garden! :)

Minka said...

Oooops.... Chop, not Shop

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Look at you with your perfect little formal garden:-) You're so Martha Stewarty!! Love it. Now, watch out for those bunnies. They eat up all my stuff here. I have given up long ago.

We do have mint. The kids like to rub the leaves and smell their fingers:-)

theArthurClan said...

Thank you for giving me a moment to squeal!! That is so dang cute Carrie...my perpetual black thumb thinks you are awesome!

P.S. Sweatiepy just told me that we are going to take a trip to Michigan this summer. WOO to the HOO!!! Are you ready to have a lunch date?!?!?!?

P.S.S. He better not change his mind on me!

Annikke said...

LOOKS great!!! I am so jealous :-(

onawa said...

Love it all!!! So fun!!! And your pics of A are too cute!!!

Bar-b said...

you are so freakin' cool. and when I say you I mean your husband ;) just kidding.

I want you for a neighbor, dude. I can just see it now... *knock knock knock*, "um, carrie, I am trying to do this new recipe thing cuz like my family needs to eat and all and I was wondering....can I just borrow some b..b..what does this say?" You "um, barbie, it says basil" (rolling eyes) "yes, yes basil".

muah.