Whilst on school holidays, the kids and I got up to some fun stuff. One of which was spending a day with our friends at there house for a picnic lunch in the backyard, followed up with laughter, playing, chatting and coffee! And whilst I've seen heaps of pic's of this gorgeous girls backyard, nothing prepared me for Real Life impact. It is just so inspiring. A planned veggie and herb garden, in the most amazing garden beds, all arranged with beautiful bricked paths that lead to the centre where a gorgeous persimmon tree adorns. I was even shown the beloved notebook of said gardeners and their rotational method, planting veggie's in different sections of the garden each year!
So of course days later, I finally put all my (miniature) garden planning into action. I'd been planning a little vertical garden for a little while now, collecting things as I went, but the creative bug hit, and the last official day of the school holidays was spent digging, getting green thumbs and loads of warm sunshine!
My kids loved it! We picked some herbs, lettuce, mini broccoli, and snow peas to start with. I drilled some holes in old wine boxes, and even in some tins I'd kept. The hanging baskets were stripped from under the shade of the tree where nothing will grow...and given a new spot right in the sun. The pallet and ladder are road side finds and that bit of ply wood as been clogging up the shed for ages. A few nails, some wire and bit of imagination with the chalkboard paint and voila! A vertical garden!
So my creativity took me a away from the sewing room and into the garden..... that's the bit I love about being creative....it can strike anywhere. Now head over here and get a look at all the other creatives out there!