We all know that I'm a country girl stuck living in a city. Well, I should edit that and say, I do like city life, but the country is where I grew up and that's where I'll one day return.
In the meantime, I've been feeling a bit desperate to plant and create an outdoor space lately. We've got two beautiful outdoor decks on our property, one being on the roof and the other being on the level below. They've been largely empty since we moved in and I want to do something about that! I've decided that this is the year it's finally going to happen.
As a reward for myself for finishing all of that painting last week, I built myself an outdoor sanctuary, my own little secret garden, if you will.
We bought a nice wrought iron table set so I can sit out here in the mornings blogging and enjoying the little plants (and birds). We also bought a bunch of clay pots in various sizes and I painted them pretty cutely, I think:)
In the midst of painting, I hit up the farmer's market last weekend to get our food for the week. But I just couldn't help myself and went ahead and got a bit crazy! I bought 6 herbs: English Thyme, cilantro, catnip (of course), rosemary, basil, and parsley.
I also snagged a beautiful jalepeno plant.
Picked up a few different flowers- Phlox, which I'll probably need to replant into a bigger pot eventually, and yellow dahlias that seem to be a bit cranky right now. There are new buds forming though, so that's great news!
And then there's my poor cherry tomato plant. See all that dirt covering the stem? After planting it, I was moving it and it slipped and smashed! The poor guy was covered in soil and clay shards. So far he doesn't seem to be damaged- quite a trooper.
I love this guy- my coleus plant. So bright and happy. I really hope I don't kill off any of these! I have no clue what I'm doing. I've been researching a bit about care for the ones I have, but so far have no fertilizer system.
And just because there was a bit of a question last week amongst Blogging Business Artisans when I'd mentioned that I have a shed on the roof:
I really do! This is the rooftop deck. We've not done anything with it either, just this nice little storage helper. Perhaps we'll get to it another time:)