Last summer I put a little effort into beautifying my back deck by painting an outdoor area rug. I then followed that up by purchasing some outdoor throw pillows that tied the rug together with my worn-out green sofa cushions.
Now I’m back out back with a few more tweaks for Spring! First up, creating a fun, multitasking centerpiece for the table.
I enjoy cooking and using the freshest ingredients when possible. We have a giant rosemary bush right off our deck that I can easily cut to include in a meal.
But there are so many other herbs we use on a regular basis that I’m anxious to start growing. I bought some onion chives, Italian oregano, curled parsley, and sweet basil at our local garden center. And I also picked out these lovely Electric Ceramic Pots from Southern Patio in blue, green, and white. (They’re available at Walmart if you want some for your house!) (This post is sponsored by Southern Patio.)
What I love about these ceramic pots are the fun colors they come in! The green and blue tie together perfectly with my pillows, which obviously means it was meant to be!
Instead of just setting my pots in a straight line or a small circle on the table, I opted to raise one up a notch with half of a brick to create some height.
Before I planted all of my herbs, though, I did a dry fit to see how they’d look, taking into account the growing height of the herbs.
Then I planted them one by one using a little bit of fresh potting soil mixed with the biodegradable pots they came in. These pots come with a pre-drilled hole, so I don’t have to worry about drowning my herbs with too much water.
Once they were all potted, I arranged them again on the table and voila! Fresh herbs ready for growing.
Since we get a lot of daylight on our back deck, I selected herbs that require full sun (6+ hours of sunlight a day). If I can remember to water them regularly, they should do splendid out there in their pretty, matching pots.
The best part is when I’m ready to expand my herb garden, I can just pick up some more of these pots and rearrange them into another fun configuration!
Can’t wait to reap the harvest of these tasty, pretty herbs!
Thanks for Checking In! ~ Chelsea
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