I don't want you to get the wrong picture in your head... about a large garden. Let's reset the expectations... I should have titled this, my small herb garden. Our home was built on less than 1/10th of an acre in a planned unit development. And although we are on a very small lot, we love our home, neighborhood, and neighbors and make the most out of what we have. Hence, this is my herb garden, which I plant every year. Yes, it's in a pot!
I love this little garden as it has everything I need; mint, rosemary, and basil. Fresh basil is for my "sauce", salads, drinks and more. I use rosemary at least once a week in different recipes and mint is a staple after I concocted my own special drink shared below:
The Zesty Mint Cooler
3 lemon slices, 3 lime slices, and Mint leaves muddled
1 1/2 fluid ounces of your favorite vodka (I like Tito's)
Soda Water of your choice and extra lime or lemon juice as needed for a cocktail glass
2 drops of Stevia ( I like Trader Joes)
Shake and pour over ice! You can adjust the tartness to your liking by adding more soda and lemon/lime juice. And if you are fresh out of limes and lemons, use pure lemon/lime juice with no sugar.
Before we downsized, we had a much larger garden with tomatoes, peppers and more but this little garden is perfect for us now. I love to cultivate and grow something and it's so easy to have your herb "staples" outside your back door. Do you grow herbs or vegetables?
Mr. Silver and I recently found this beautiful herb garden, outside an office building when we were taking pictures in downtown Charlotte. Such a fun use of space in an unexpected place... and this herb garden blew mine away. In the pics, I am wearing a simple white top from J. Crew Factory, frayed Joe Jeans, simple black slides by Marc Fisher and some Ray Ban Sunnies. My scarf is from Anthropologie earlier this spring. All the details are below and you can shop via LIKEtoKNOW.it.
Have a great week and as always, thank you for reading the blog. My goal is to share chic, ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective as we share this journey together! I really appreciate you!