So a few years ago I mentioned to my dad that I wanted to put some plants around our place. He suggested to start with a few succulents, since he already knew I wasn’t going to be able to handle anything else. Sure ‘nough, the succulents didn’t last more than 2 years. But when we moved to our new place in CDM, we had the perfect deck with incredible sunlight, so Jeff and I decided to give it another go.
We spent some time, ok a lot of time, wandering around Armstrong Garden (you know the one) and after lots of googling and a solid chat with one of the guys working the citrus trees, we decided to adopt a little lemon tree! Offff course we had to get all the little fixin’s to go with Lem- the vitamins, the soil, fertilizer, a cute pot to live in… obviously.
But we couldn’t just go home, nope. Jeff’s been really getting into making fun cocktails and he’s bought fresh herbs at the store for them, but I mean, how much cuter would it be if we had OUR OWN fresh herbs. I’m laughing as I say thing because about 10% of me is like “How much more convenient would it be to have our own herb”, 10% is thinking about how great it would be to grow our own food, and then theres the 80% that can’t wait to put fresh sprigs of garnish and decor all of my table settings and dinners! Don’t judge, you know you would be into too. And also, if you know me then you know I LOVE to cook and clipping off some gorgeous herbs for myself just makes dinner taste that much better- real talk.
The funny thing is, I’m really getting into taking care of my little garden! I can’t wait for my weekend mornings to really give my greens some love. So here’s where we are: Rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano, basil, sage, and mint! And I can’t wait for my tree to get nice and bright with lots and lots of lemons!