Well, I have a baby garden, but it’s a start.

If you follow me on Twitter or have been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love plants – growing them, having them around, being near them, etc. At my house back in Seattle, I had a thriving garden full of flowers, herbs, and actual FOOD – tomatoes, strawberries, lemons, kale, and various kinds of lettuce… It was such a rewarding experience to nurture them and watch them grow, but also a lot of work so I learned from that and have started my deck garden in LA on the small side.

I tricked/coerced/dragged my boyfriend to go with me to Lowe’s on Sunday, and we wandered around for a minute (read: quite a few LONG ASS MINUTES, he looked v bored) as I meticulously pored over all of the small, freshly sprouted herbs and plants to take back home with us. I settled on a tomato plant (still need to put it down in a big pot), strawberries, lavender, basil, rosemary, and cilantro. YAY!!!!

While I have always been planning to re-start my garden in California, I’m psyched to have an Origami Rack gardening station out on the deck! This was gifted to me as part of a collab (#disclosure), I’ll also be showing you guys a shelf I got from them as well.

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I’m obsessed because it’s light and really easy to set up, plus you can arrange it in another style so there are 3 shelves instead of hanging wall space. I used to have all my tools in a bucket and other gardening stuff spread out, so being able to keep everything together is super nice.

You can use the code “SCB15” for 15% off any Origami Rack items — they have kitchen/bar carts, utility shelving, closet stuff, and more. I was really impressed with the quality and easy setup, we’ll see how it holds up not that it’s in use and full of plants.

What about you guys – do you have plants, grow herbs, keep a garden, or are you more of the fake succulent kinda gal? Not judging, I have one in my kitchen. Talk to me in the comments about your green thumb!


8 thoughts on “I HAVE A GARDEN!!!

  1. Love this!! I have a mini balcony outside of my room in my apartment here in NYC – I’m growing tomatoes, mint, basil, oregano, rosemary. spinach, sweet peppers and some flowers! :D

    1. What flowers are you growing? That’s amazing! Tweet me a picture of it I totally wanna see. I want to add mint, sage, and some flowers to mine now that I have gotten started – do you just grow spinach in a deep pot or what??

      1. Well I have to try again with the flowers and spinach (I think I killed them accidentally?!) but I got all Burpee brand seeds from Home Depot. I def recommend growing mint – mine is doing so well! I learned from my mom that it needs to be in it’s own pot, or else it’ll just take over. I tweeted a couple pictures recently of my plant progress…some are doing better than others, but seeing as it’s my first time gardening, it’s a learning process for me haha – I’ll have to send the pictures over to you. :D

  2. Wow, ignore the previous comment I didn’t even see that you have lavender. I should never have doubted the queen 🙌🏽

  3. Lavender is also a natural mosquito repellant, and (I’m sure you know)has calming effects! Not to mention beautiful purple flowers ☺️

    1. I had an amazing garden at my house in Seattle – in a corner I had herbs and 8 LAVENDER PLANTS. by the second year they were huge and smelled so amazing once they bloomed 💜

        1. No! They are super easy and you could easily put a few together in a larger pot and they will bloom and grow out beautifully. They smell aaaaamazing, all you need to do is keep them well watered — I soak them in the morning and if it’s really hot or sunny, a little more in the evening too. But they are pretty hardy… go for it! xx

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