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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Upcycled Herb Garden

We were out for a walk on Monday morning and saw these drawers lying on the side of the road.

 I looked at the kids and said,  "We could probably use these for something!"  They helped me load them in the wagon that we were pulling Marcus in and we continued our journey, talking about what we could use them for.  By the time we arrived home, we had decided on creating a herb garden.

We immediately got to work drilling holes in the bottom for drainage.

 And then a trip to the plant nursery nearby for some potting soil and herb seedlings.  The kids enjoyed choosing which plants to purchase and we headed home with parsley, cilantro, oregano, thyme, chives and mint.

The next step was filling the drawers with potting soil.

 Even Marcus got in on the action!

Then each person took responsibility for one type of herb, carefully removing the young plants and placing them in the soil.

Finally after a good watering, we arranged our new herb boxes along with some stones we had lying around and voila! a beautiful herb garden. 

I really like how it turned out.  You know the saying....

One man's junk...

... another man's treasure!


  1. You all did an awesome job, Furberts.
    The Steede's

  2. Hello! Stopping by from Can't believe we both have 4 year old "Edens" haha! How neat! Your blog is beautiful and inspiring, can't wait to dive right in and read more!


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