I’m back, but only kind of. We should know within the hour if Logan will need surgery. I miss him like crazy, especially on these stormy days. It’s so lonely in the house without him following me around. Thinking of him scarred, sick and confused at the vet just breaks my heart. All I want for my birthday (July 1st) is to have him home and healthy.
I’m clearly pretty down today but will try to sneak a post or two in. I’m working today to dog proof my office and our apartment so our “garbage disposal” (aka Logan) doesn’t end up in the hospital again.
Just wanted to share another photo of flowers from my Grandma’s garden. She also sent us home with some beautiful green hellebores that I put in the little vintage bud vases near the window. The light passing through them was just beautiful.
A couple of weeks ago I came home from my grandparents house with a huge bouquet of Heuchera or coral bells. They looked gorgeous in an oversized aqua ball jar on our small kitchen table.
Jared sent me this yesterday and we put it on our list of things to do when we have a yard (and if we have the perfect tree stump under a large tree, hah). The top is poured concrete and the whole project only costs about $45. I love the vintage chandelier and folding chairs. This looks like the perfect spot for a romantic candle-lit dinner or a lovely lunch with the girls. Find out more on the project on This Old House.
So, here it is! I sat on the porch for a good long while putting together our little container garden. We now have sweet basil, thyme, oregano and rosemary growing in the little crate by the door. It smelled so beautiful and I can’t wait to start tending and harvesting them for fresh summer meals. I have to say I’m most excited about the basil and would love to try to make some homemade pesto. Also steaks with fresh basil butter… perfect for summer.
I planted some lamb’s ears in another planter box just because I like them. I’m hoping we can find some more cute containers so we can get some flowering plants out there. We’ll see though. Off to research organic porch gardening…
I’ll be outside and around the house today working on the new herb garden for our porch today(our gardening tools are MIA after the last move, so I’ll be looking for those this morning). I’ll try to sneak in some posting this afternoon.
For now I’ll leave you with these adorable garden markers by Monkeys Always Look. I would like to have a set made for our little container garden.
We currently live in a little rental, so we don’t have a big beautiful backyard to enjoy. Instead we have a tiny wooden porch. I love being outside, so I’m working on making it a place that is nice for the three of us (including the dog) to hang out on summer evening.
I of course ordered that bistro set from target in bright tomato red and love it. It fits perfectly on one side of our little space and on a nice night last week we actually ordered a pizza (mmm… chicken, balsamic glaze, spinach, mozzarella, provolone, olive oil and garlic) and ate outside. I have some lovely vintage table cloths that are just the right size if I’m feeling a little fancier.
Next project is our little porch garden. This weekend at our estate sale rounds we kept our eyes out for the right containers for a herb garden. We found these crates for under a dollar piece and I know they will be just perfect for a small selection of fresh herbs. One of these nights we are going to go out and pick up the potting soil and herbs. We also would like to try a small trellis of green beans (our very favorite veggie) in a container. Anyone have experience with this?