This past week we’ve finally “dressed up” the side of our house that was looking a little boring.
With only nine inches between the driveway and the house we didn’t want to put in plants that would require a lot of watering and lead to us soaking our foundation. So we opted for window boxes.
In the two boxes outside the living room window we put a variety of flowers including some petunias, snap dragons, marigolds, dichondra, and a few others, with some tall guys in the back and some hang-down guys in the front.
Then, in front of the kitchen window we planted some basil, mint, cilantro and parsley. This way we can just reach out the kitchen window for fresh herbs without having to go outside.
Out on the patio we also planted a selection of other herbs; some thyme, and a variety of mints (chocolate mint, apple mint, pineapple mint – think of all the mojitos and ice cream toppings!).
And last, but not least, our neighbor no longer has to stare out her kitchen window and look at our drab, blank wall.