Last updated on October 6, 2013 by Liza Hawkins
Lately, mornings here have been filled with the increasing chatter and chirps between birds. Tiny buds are starting to appear on the trees that line the driveway into my neighborhood, and the pointy green tips of daffodils and lilies are just beginning to poke through the mulch in a couple of our flower beds in the front yard.
Spring is finally around the corner, people!
You’ve seen me mention before that one of the things I look forward to most at springtime is starting an herb garden. I’ve never had great success maintaining one, however, because we have a small backyard that isn’t really convenient for a tradition garden. And when I’ve tried container gardening in the past, I just haven’t quite put it together right to keep up with the all-day full sun our back deck gets.
I’m lucky though! My sister and parents are both small scale farmers, so whenever we connect, I get a bunch of whatever’s fresh and in season. Like the lemon balm I used for this chicken recipe a while back:
But, I still believe the answer to an herb garden in our small space is a container of some sort. I curated a few ideas
a couple of weeks ago, but when I agreed to join The Home Depot Spring DIY program I found exactly what I want to put together for our back deck while browsing their Garden Club
site: a whisky barrel planter (or two).
Although, I’ll admit… I absolutely adore the wall planters, and our townhouse is all brick so it would lend itself nicely to holding a long piece of lattice and six to eight pots of basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm, etc. Decisions, decisions.
The Garden Club
is a way to get sneak peeks on new products, expert garden advice (including how-to videos – I’m visual, so I love videos!), project ideas, AND lots of savings – up to $300 in email exclusive savings each year. Sign up is simple; all you do is give them your zip code and email address. DONE.
The zip code piece is critical because part of what makes the Garden Club so handy is that they send a monthly to-do list that focuses on your specific region, with ways to stay ahead of seasonal changes that will affect your garden. Brilliant! I love to-do lists. (More-so, checking them off….)
Also? You get $5 off your next garden purchase of $50 or more when you sign up for the world’s largest garden community. Just sayin’.
It’s home improvement time, and The Home Depot has everything you need for spring. No matter what projects you want to tackle, The Home Depot has you covered.
Spring is the perfect time for all your outdoor home renovations. Shop The Home Depot for terrific values on new patio furniture, landscape supplies such as fertilizer and potting soil and outdoor grills. Keep your lawn and garden looking great, too, with the huge selection of lawn mowers, edgers and trimmers, and garden tools.
Visit The Home Depot Garden Club
for product ideas from kick-starting your Spring with seed starter kits to building a window birdfeeder.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.