Kiki Interiors - Decor and Staging

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Front door - herb garden

I love this idea!  And I plan to do this at home by my front door.  I think it is so pretty, practical and I love welcoming guests with a fabulous fragrance as they come in to visit.


Use which ever herbs you like and are likely to use.  Seen here: sage, thyme, chives, rosemary, oregano, basil and parsley.  But keep in mind - if you want to plant mint just plant it all on it's own (in the top pot) because it grows very aggressively and will take over.  But it is so great in tea and mojitos!

Buying fresh potted herbs from a nursery is super inexpensive.  Plus they grow quickly and get really full and lush. 

To get started, you will need:

- potting soil
- herbs (assorted and any you like)
- 5 terra-cotta pots (large, medium and small, see below)

1.  Place the largest pot in the desired location.  Next centre one smaller pot inside the large one and put it up side down. Fill the empty ring with soil

2.  Repeat step 1 and follow the diagram

3.  Once all layers are fill of potting soil, start planting your herbs and enjoy!

* a neat idea to keep your herbs labeled, you can use chalk board paint on the pots and use chalk to label.

**don't like the colour of terra-cotta? No problem, purchase a paint (spray can is easiest) and paint over that colour.  You can get the look you want !

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