Saturday, September 25, 2010

inspired by garden boxes I

When we were house hunting earlier this year, I wanted a space for a garden box (or two) where I can finally grow a green thumb. In our new house we have the perfect spot in the backyard where no one really goes, isn't landscaped and can easily fit a few garden boxes. We haven't taken on the project just yet but I found ready-made garden boxes at Lowe's, Home Depot and Orchard Supply Hardware for an reasonable price that we may just avoid the DIY and take the "assembly required" route.

But if DIY is your dream, here are a few guides that I think would be worth looking into before you begin. If you want to go smaller, EarthBox may be a better option for you.



One of my favorite authorities in all things home, Casasugar has a great map for building your own garden box. Sunset is also a good source. Lowe's has a step-by-step guide as well as videos to show you how to make a garden box from scratch.

I've already started the "garden" part. The succulents below are all transplants from my mom's garden 100 miles away. I love how easy it is to take them from one environment to another and the maintenance is minimal. I'm proud of my little babies below.






My mom pulled out a few of her baby tomato plants and I dragged my heels for a while before I put them in water until I could buy soil and a pot. I was amazed at how fast the limp leaves filled themselves with water and came back to life. I quickly planted them and last week, saw my first tomato! I am such a proud mommy!!



We purchased a lime tree (below) for our Coronas and a lemon tree for our lemonade.


Happy warm weekend! Now get out there and plant something!
debbie

1 comment :

  1. Love this post! I would love to have a little garden like that... just need to get rid of the kids' sand box!

    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. Great to see another SF Bay Area gal blogging.

    Keep up the great work.

    xo,
    cristin

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