{the summer garden}

I've done quite a few apartment tours by now, so you all know how little space we have here. We don't like our little apartment all that much, but we feel safe here and we don't know where we'll be next year, so it seems silly to move now. Regardless, there are still a few things I would quickly change about our space, mainly the lack of a washing machine inside our apartment, and the fact that we have no outside space that is completely our own. We have a little porch outside our front door, but there isn't room for much there. 

We aren't ones to wallow in these first world problems though, and I always like to see the positives of a situation. Our apartment is still home to us, and I will do whatever it takes to make it feel like a home. For us, that means planting our summer garden, however small it may be.
I love using fresh herbs in my cooking, which is why we've planted some of our favorites for the summer. We've planted basil and rosemary for the past three summers, but this year we added sage, thyme, mint, and lavender to the mix. I am already starting to think of all the recipes (and cocktails) we can use them in!


Joelle Duff said...

A little tip: if you want your lavender to grow really lush, just put your hand in there and rustle the leaves a little bit.

The plant will think that you're an insect and try to protect itself by growing thicker.


Joelle Duff said...

So cute! I'm planting a few things as well even though I don't have a lot of space (much like you guys). I just bought a little jalapeƱo pepper plant and I'm so excited to get cooking with the fruits of my labour haha

Joelle Duff said...

I was thinking of getting a pepper plant too! Easy to maintain, and I love cooking with fresh jalapeƱos :)

Joelle Duff said...

I've heard that! I think we may need to switch containers this weekend, though we didn't have a problem last year!

Joelle Duff said...

Really? That's a great tip! I'm going to try it now :)

Joelle Duff said...

I put my planter outside in my yard, didn't realize there was a hole in the bottom, and it escaped into the lawn! It was crazy! =(

But I did plant sage, basil & mint in little pots and I'm keeping them on my porch. Another sage plant, and some rosemary, and going to be permanent residents of my garden.