Last year, practically to the day, I babbled all about my plans for a vertical herb garden. However, when I get deep into flips, projects at my own home seem to get moved so far to the back burner that they aren’t even on the stove anymore. Now that (**fingers crossed**) we’re closing on selling Millie next week, I’m starting to refocus on my own house and realize how neglected the poor old gal has been. I haven’t done any serious projects here in over a year. tsk tsk. Oh but she has big plans for this summer!
First project will be a vertical herb garden. For real this time!
In last year’s
laziness distraction, I just ended up planting herbs in the previous set-up:
Yeah, it bores me too.
I got inspired by a sculptural fence when I was out for a run over the weekend and my brain started churning. I was very tempted to snap a pic, but thought that might be a bit creepy and stalker-like to stop mid-run, so instead I took a mental picture and plan to drive by a few times. That’ll be less stalkerish, right?
There are a few very varied ideas floating around in my head right now. I have a feeling the final may end up as a mash-up of all my ideas. Note: these are SO not to scale, just purely conceptual.
Imagine all the hexagons attached as a frame and staked into the ground a foot or 2 in front of the fence. The pots would be suspended somehow. This idea may require a bit more engineering.
Or this simple slat wall that could hold endless configurations of pots and planters of all different sizes. I could change this one yearly, so it’s definitely a front runner.
Or I could go all Mondrian on the herbs and play with boxes and protrusions.
All would look amazing in the right place, but what is going to look best in my yard?
My brain is now on task working this puzzle out so that I can build something in the next few weeks. I need an herb garden post haste so Hubby can make me all sorts of tasty, fresh, summery foods. I make things look pretty, he makes things taste pretty… or yummy… whatever.
Which herb contraption is your favorite?