A garden is a grand teacher.
It teaches patience and careful watchfulness;
above all it teaches entire trust.
Chris Long...an associate for the Home Depot stores...is writing our guest-post today. Chris very generously created the planter pictured below. He wrote this post in response to my interest in learning more about Sub Irrigated Planters a.k.a. SIP's. Mike and I currently are in the process of building our own raised bed planters...thanks to Chris's influence...and will post photos when they're planted and producing! Thanks again to Chris and to Home Depot...one of my favorite places!
Garden Liquidator: Simple Sub-Irrigated Planters
When it comes to gardening, the phrase "less is more" just doesn't apply (unless, of course, you're talking about bad things like weeds, bugs and plant diseases...).
I've been busy planning and working on the herb garden this past month... inspired by the image of a simple yet fascinating circular herb garden I saw on Pinterest (above center left)... the viewing thereof prompted cravings for fresh mint and tangy thyme in our daily salads... not to mention that elusive lemon-y/yet not lemon-y flavor of French sorrel in our soups in lieu of spinach. If the truth be told I began in late December after a visit to the 99-Cent store where I literally stumbled upon a group of lonely looking herbs (bottom right) while putting away the basket in front of the store... sage, chives, oregano huddled together on a small rolling cart... all in need of a nourishing, nurturing home and, of course, they were adopted by me (bottom right collage photo).
Posted by Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® at 7:52 PM
"How simple and frugal a thing is happiness."
As with most people, the advent of the new year has us combing the budget to patch the leaks... reassessing our spending habits... and battening down our spending in order to accommodate a tighter budget. Because of this I've been especially inspired by all of the frugal ideas found throughout this wonderland of Bloglandia. Sending gratitude and thanks to all who so generously share their life~enhancing frugal strategies... you are very appreciated.
Here are a few simple ways we've been practicing the art of frugality in our realm of reality recently.
One of my goals for this year is to do more planting of edibles in our little garden. I've already planted the herbs I received for Christmas (see picture in previous post... I'll write a longer post on our garden plans soon).
|I finally tried this great idea that's been rolling around Pinterest for awhile: Instead of throwing out the stub of our organic celery I put it in a bit of water on the window sill and use the leaves in cooking. If all goes well....|
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".... such golden gifts!"
As I was digging through the soil, I thought of something I'd read long ago: Anything of value multiplies when it's given...
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Posted by Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® at 10:35 AM