Over the weekend, I worked on bringing some little, tiny plants to life. I gave little seeds and things a home deep inside a bed of soil in little tin can homes. I’m working on creating a reading corner in my backyard, in a little nook between the porch and gate. This, these little succulents and tin cans of herbs, is the beginning.
I’m hoping there is some green in this thumb of mine. I can’t say I’ve ever been great at growing things, but I’ve never had to be because everyone in my family seems to have overflowing gardens every year. Just in case these seedlings don’t sprout, I’m still counting on everyone else to keep my counters stocked with fresh veggies. I’m also surprised that I’ve used my entire basil plant (I told you I’m obsessed with this new basil salad dressing!).
Here is a little of my garden. I’ve been storing up old tin coffee cans and other tins from the thrift stores. My hunt is nowhere near over. I painted a few of the non-tin cans and then made drainage holes in the bottom with a hammer and nail. It was fun getting my hands dirty, and I love visiting them every morning and giving them a little drink of water. Here’s hoping they sprout — and stay alive.
Are you working on your garden yet, planting things as Spring comes our way? It was incredibly relaxing to clear my mind and focus on this little bit of nature. What are you tips or favorite things to plant? I’d love to know.