March 20, 2015 (Friday)
Well, it’s official, spring is finally here — even if it doesn’t feel like it in your neck of the woods. For us folks lucky enough to live here in central Florida, it can be hard to tell one season from the other… it’s almost always warm and sunny. Winter brings a few cool days, followed by more warm and sunny. Anyway, with the start of spring I thought I’d give the kids a little project and let them plant a small garden on our lanai.
I absolutely love the flowers. There’s something relaxing about being surrounding by the beautiful colors and I think the kids picked out a nice assortment. Of course, in addition to the flowers, we also needed some herbs. I have to tell you, we haven’t been the most successful at growing herbs, so we’re giving up on growing them indoors. I’m hoping with the larger planters and diligence in making sure they get watered on a regular basis, we’ll have a bit of success.
I LOVE basil, so this was a no brainer to add to our herb garden. In fact, we planted 2 basil plants, just to be sure we’d have enough! I could probably live on bruschetta… fresh basil combined with chopped tomatoes a little olive oil, sea salt on a slightly charred baguette slice rubbed with garlic. Yum!
Some chives and flat leaf parsley are always nice to have on hand.
A tomato plant, rosemary and jalapeno round out our garden.
Our little Jalapeno plant. I’ve grown peppers in the past and I ended up having bushels of them. I’m hoping these plants make it.
If you have any tips, please let me know. Container gardening never seems to work well for me!