Dreaming of Gardens 2B

Smack dab in the gloominess…clouds, snow, clouds, rain, more clouds.  What happened to the sun and moon?  Thank goodness for the down time to dream up new gardens.  Not sure I will actually get to all these projects, but wouldn’t it be nice to have…

A white lavender walkway with golden oregano sprawling in & around…

bye, bye silvermound

A dry creekbed…perhaps a spot for a Salix caprea ‘Pendula’ hanging over the drain and my Taxodium distichum ‘Peve Minaret’ that really needs a home (I’ve been carrying it around for 4 years.)

A mint garden lining the greenhouse with 15 different varieties  planted in chimney flues…

future mint garden

An Arborvitae border that needs a little femininity…

by adding some watermelon pink, whispy, skirt like flowers along the fence…

A small knot garden…

a very scaled down version of what I saw at the National Herb Garden…

National Herb Garden

and last, but not least, a kitchen potager!

kitchen potager


About theherbshack

Jennifer Shackleton is a soap crafter and greenhouse grower specializing in herb plants. Jennifer began cultivating her interest in plants and nature as a young child roaming the woods at her grandparents' farm near Rough River Lake in Kentucky. In 2005, she formed a business called The Herb Shack growing culinary and medicinal herbs in an environmentally friendly way. She uses organic growing practices on her plants and sells them in biodegradable pots instead of plastic containers. As an outgrowth of the greenhouse business, Jennifer has begun studying and experimenting with the use of herb plants. This blog is about my journey on growing the herb plants, getting to know them, and learning how to use them. Enjoy!
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1 Response to Dreaming of Gardens 2B

  1. Stephany says:

    Dream Big! I love the pictures.

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