Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Back Door Kitchen Herbs


One of the things we've been wanting to do here at Mourning Dove Cottage is cut back on yard maintenance.  
Over the years the shrubs and trees have grown so large that we seemed to be pruning and cutting back all the time.  Outside the back door along the picket fence bordering the driveway were three big holly bushes.  They had to go.  

I decided to put in an herb garden because it's right outside the kitchen door .  


Rosemary, sage, parsley, oregano and chives.  I'll be adding more as time goes by.  


9 comments:

Happy@Home said...

I agree with you on wanting to cut back on the yard maintenance. Things sure do grow fast down here, don't they?
You have selected a perfect location for your herb garden. It will be so convenient for you.
I love that photo of your kitchen door with the yellow mum.

Mimi Sue said...

We love our herb garden. We grow oregano, which we dry, chives, rosemary, cilantro, and basil. We also made a big mistake and planted mint in the ground instead of a pot and it's everywhere now! Mimi

Pondside said...

I'm trying to grow an herb garden - not having too much luck, but I'll keep trying!

Balisha said...

Hi Donna...Your herbs will be so convenient for you. I have a few in a large container by the deck, but my herb garden is way on the other side of the house. They grow like crazy there, but they aren't handy for me.If they were closer maybe they wouldn't do so well as I am a over waterer.

Balisha.

MAYBELLINE said...

Don't forget lavender & thyme. Those are my faves. Seeds are the best way to go too.

Catherine Holman said...

I've been trying to get my garden under control with less maintenance too. Something has been killing my knockout roses the last couple of years and I've decided not to replace them due to their huge thorns.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a perfect place for an herb garden! That is one of the first things I am planting when we get our new home. This year I have had to have my herbs in pots....

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love this idea...I need to do something like it! Looks so pretty, too!

*Sheila* said...

Great idea Donna. Great to be able to step outside and snip what you need.
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