My Herb Garden did not fair very well last year, it was in the back yard with the vegetable garden. I don’t know if it was the containers they were in or just the location? I decided this year I would build a Vertical Herb Garden on my deck. I have teamed up with my Silhouette Challenge Buddies and we are sharing our spring and summer outdoor inspirations that you can create using a Silhouette. That is not all – how would you like to win a Silhouette Portrait and an HTV starter kit? The wonderful Silhouette of America has sponsored this giveaway so follow along and enter below.
I love that I can move my herb garden where I need to based on the sun or shade.
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I found these galvanized buckets from Lowes. They were the perfect size for a Herb Garden.
I taped off the edges (using Frog Tape) of the buckets because I was spray painting them to have some extra color to match the decor of my cushions on the deck. I also drilled some holes in the buckets for proper water drainage.
I sprayed painted them using Rustoleum Hammered in Verde Green. I love this soft green color and the hammered texture.
Next was using Cameron (yes, I named my Cameo) to make the vinyl lettering for the buckets. I used the Century School Book text and sized the letters to be 2 inched high by 5 to 6 inches long.
This year I am also trying the packing peanuts in the bucket trick. I have heard that using packing peanuts instead of rocks keeps the weight of your plant to a minimum. I figured this would be a good thing to do since they were going to be hanging.
I was going to originally place my herb buckets on the privacy fence on the deck but that quickly changed after I found this ladder in my neighbor’s trash. The little lightbulb in my head turned on and instantly said Vertical Herb Garden.
The buckets fit perfectly inside each ladder rung. I guess they were meant to be on this ladder.
I love how they turned out and this was a quick and simple way to add a Herb Garden to my deck.
Ok now for some more Silhouette Inspirations and the Giveaway!
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And I’ve saved the best for last! Silhouette America has graciously sponsored our giveaway of a Silhouette Portrait! One lucky grand prize winner will receive their very own Silhouette Portrait, and two runners-up will each receive a Heat Transfer Vinyl Starter Kit. (If you already own a Silhouette, just think how great a gift this would make for a friend!) To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below. You have 18 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power. So, hurry up and enter!
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