Friday, January 29, 2010

Easy peasy, on a dreary day...

I threw this together on a warm, dry day, back in December...
I wanted a pot of herbs for the front porch, for some color (yes, I consider green a color;) this winter...see the little blue blooms?
creeping rosemary

bronze fennel

oregano

The leaf color looks good together, they keep their leaves here, and they like the same amount of water.
Cheery, and hardy and easy.
Winter in East Texas is wet and brown.
A little color is a nice thing:)
Fertilizer Friday

15 comments:

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That is a pretty combination. I love the blue flowers on rosemary, I'm hoping mine will have a few blooms this year.

RainGardener said...

I had rosemary once but lost it somewhere along the way. Hmmmmm funny how that happens. A little color here is always nice too. We have some green but most of the gardens are still brown or soggy green.

Mildred said...

Nothing says welcome to me like aromatic, fresh herbs. I bet as you brush up against that pot, the rosemary smells heavenly. Have a great weekend.

Darla said...

Some of the best container combos are just thrown together, nice one!

Troy said...

To rephrase a few words of an old Edison Lighthouse one hit wonder:

Love goes, where the Rosemary grows....

I have a small planter of herbs inside, but have had no success with rosemary. I have to replant it every spring, and I lose it every fall.

Even bringing it inside doesn't help, it still dies.

Thans for visiting my blog.

Evelyn Howard said...

I love herbs. Cheery, and hardy and easy - definitely and may I add, they smell great too :)

Have a lovely weekend.

Nezzy said...

Awwww, I'm dreaming of warm days and spring and flowers in my garden. {SIGH} We have a major winter storm sitting on top of us right now. Baby it's nasty out there on the Ponderosa.

You have a splendid weekend filled with beautiful blessings from above.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I've never seen bronze fennel, it's very striking. My rosemary is happy in this cold weather, can you believe that?
For those who left comments about rosemary dying, I killed a LOT of them before someone told me they have to have good drainage. If your bed isn't absolutely wonderful, try keeping it in large pots, they usually drain well. Once they get the drainage they like, they can't hardly be killed.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi, I love to smell herbs but I have to admit I do not use them in cooking and not much on seasonings. The family all love spicy or spiced meals. I am the odd one.LOL!

Flaunt that warm weather lady, I would if I had it. LOL! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Teresa said...

That looks really nice.
green is a color. You should take a look around here. grey, brown, white and luckily the evergreens are GREEN!

Manuela@TPOH said...

That is a cheery sight! I have some rosemary on my deck that's been in the same pot for about 5 years. I used to have bad luck keeping that herb alive through our cold winters in Georgia and just happened to try a different thicker pottery type pot and haven't had a problem with it not making it throught the freezes we have.

Manuela

RhondaLue said...

color is a very nice thing!Awesome!

Debbie said...

I couldn't take a photo of anything green here in NE - mostly it is covered with snow.

Tootsie said...

I love the combination of all the different leaves...it is fun to put different things together and see what a display they will make!
thanks for linking in today...I hope to see more of your photos!!!

katztales said...

You have green thumbs! Looks terrific.