Day 4 of my "7 Tasks in 7 Days" Challenge - over half way!
So far...so good.....
Had a very productive day yesterday. Not only was I able to get a good start on my little Sunflower painting but I also managed to dust and clean some blinds and wash some curtains! How's that for multi tasking?
Although I would love nothing better than to spend the rest of the day painting - my list of "To Jobs" is beckoning. So onwards (ever onwards!)........
DAY 4 - PLANT A HERB GARDEN Given my love of all things gardening - this is another one of the jobs that I have been looking forward to tackling these holidays. (In fact I feel a little bit guilty including it on my "Jobs to Do" list.)
Fresh herbs - absolutely fantastic in cooking but equally as stunning to look at. The beautiful shape and glossy colour of Basil; the delicate frilliness of Parsley; the randomness of oregano; the rigidness of chives..... And the glorious smells - Pineapple sage; curry leaf; mint; lemon grass; lavender........
There is no better feeling than being able to pop out into the garden and pick a handful of fresh herbs. They even look fabulous in an old teapot sitting on the kitchen window ledge!
I have decided to plant my herbs in a large tub rather than directly into the ground. Herbs (like vegetables) need quite a bit of sunlight throughout the day and although we live in one of the "sunniest" places on the planet most of my garden is covered in a dense canopy of palms and rainforest trees/shrubs. So, the idea of having a "movable" container of herbs - seems to make a lot of sense to me.
Hopefully I will be able to find a large wooden cask (of some type). (I do have a bit of an aversion to plastic pots!) Even terracotta would be nice - although they do tend to dry out a bit here in the Tropics.
As for what to plant?
Well, I'm thinking - Basil, Parsley, Chives, Chilli, Thyme and Curry leaf. Yes, I think that will do me just fine.
Oh - by the way. I am ALWAYS misplacing my gardening gloves! Doesn't matter how careful I am about putting them somewhere "safe" or tucking them into the waist band of my shorts - they just seem to vanish. I can't begin to tell you how many pairs of gardening gloves I have lost over the years only to come across them months/years later rotting away under some bush in the garden! (Oh - so that's where you got to!!)
Anyway, I just happened to see this fantastic idea to keep my gardening gloves safe and sound.
This is such an ingenious idea (Martha's of course!) although I could never imagine my gloves looking like this pair of gorgeousness. Seriously, what self respecting gardener would have a pair of gardening gloves that looked like these!
So - that's something else to add to my shopping list today. New gloves, magnets and ........
this beautiful little blue enamel bucket........Sigh!