Winter Greens

by Chelle


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Seattle

I have probably mentioned this before - but I don't posses a green thumb. Whatever the complete opposite to the green thumb, that's what I have. The hand of death? Anyway the idea of a garden always sounds lovely- but in reality the plant will be dead, drowned, or parched by week two, no matter how many blogs I read or pins I devote to gardening. However - always the eternal optimist I am trying once again.

This time I want to have pretty winter flowers. As I was thinking about this I realized herbs always look so pretty and they are also practical. Incentive to succeed? Why yes. 

So which herbs to choose. I always use Basil. However B reminded me that is a good old summer plant. So Rosemary, Lemon Thyme, and mojito mint. I replanted them in tin cans. Callie nailed holes in the bottom so there would be drainage.... We'll give it two weeks and see! I think these will be cheerful and they smell yummy!

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Chicago

Like Chelle, I don't at all have a green thumb, but I have definitely jumped on the succulent bandwagon. I mean, it's hard to say no to plants that only need to be watered once a month! so perfect for me. I've scheduled a reminder for myself on my phone so I won't forget the once a month watering and so far so good! I just got some new ones the other day and put my excessive mug collection to better use than using up cupboard space.

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And my garlic plant...I'm pretty excited about this because it started out as just a clove that had started to sprout. So I put it in a can with dirt and it's thriving! I do have to water it but I keep it on the edge of my sink so I just pour the last of my water glass in it everyday. It grows visibly from morning to night, take a look at these consecutive pictures (three week span)

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