Archive | 2 August 2012

Beginning a Container Garden

A Hot Cop-of-Coffee is the Punchline. What's the Joke?

I love cooking, but hate reading recipes only to realize that I don’t have the star ingredients. That is why I decided to start an herb garden on my patio. I watched a few youtube videos on how to do this. I remembered my mistakes from the last time I tried to grow cilantro on the patio. My biggest mistake was that I didn’t drill holes in the bottom of the pot. I made that gardening attempt on a whim, and at first I thought I was doing a good job because the cilantro was growing really fast and tall. Then the cilantro died. My boyfriend later told me that this was because it wasn’t getting enought sunlight and that they needed to grow taller to reach it. I don’t know if that’s true because a website I read said that ‘bolting’ is caused by not enough water. I threw away thelovely, rotting pots.

I also had flowers in the…

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Beautiful Exteriors: The Patio

for love of fashion and design

I have a shared backyard at my apartment complex, but dream of an outside space that could be designed anyway I like….below are some fun and creative ideas I’ve found to share.

Starting with a small apartment balcony or deck I love this image of a cute garden bench and how cozy yet tidy it is.

Another good use of space is this wall garden. Colorful and modern, its a great idea if you want to grow plants, and have no floor space for them.

This patio furniture looks really comfy and the plants double as a privacy screen.

Loving the color scheme for this medium sized patio setup as well as the hanging lanterns. It must be so pretty at night too.

This patio is big enough to accommodate larger planter boxes for a a lovely kitchen garden. 

Can’t beat the view, but the shade structure over the deck is very sleek…

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