Friday, June 10, 2011
Mon Jardin des Plantes
Friends, don't be jealous! I have a container garden (raising the roof - you can't see me, but I'm doing it). That's right, this is the kind of crap Desperate Housedaughters get excited about when they don't have things like jobs and boyfriends.
Please voila my gorgeous lettuce container:
Also, please enjoy one of the members of my herb garden:
Mr. Mint has been repotted to a much larger container since this picture was taken, and let me tell you, it is satisfying to have a little jardin des plantes on my deck. Iranians eat herbs by the handful (as opposed to delicately sprinkling them over meats and veggies like white people), so it'll be great to grow piles and piles of mint and basil for us to eat.
Container gardening is kind of cool, even posh! I like the idea that it's not in my yard where I'd have to do things like weed the garden and fend off bunnies (one of my friends has a gorgeous outdoor garden and tells me all kinds of tales about squirrel/tomato robberies), and I also like that sweet Fatty can go luxuriate her fat self underneath the shade of the Heliotrope.
I will say, though, that the number of strange and somewhat unattractive insects I've encountered on the deck throughout the potting of said garden is ICKY. I will spare you photographs, but suffice it to say that adult jumping spiders are approximately tarantulas that are the size of a quarter. And about an inch tall. YEAH.
Do you all keep container gardens? If so, what do you grow? I need an excuse to go to Home Depot and buy more potting soil so the cutie dude there can carry it out to my car for me.
Posted by Melody at 9:42 AM