Vertical Herb Garden Ladder!

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.  

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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.  

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I sprayed painted them using Rustoleum Hammered in Verde Green.   I love this soft green color and the hammered texture.  

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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.  

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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.  

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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.  

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The buckets fit perfectly inside each ladder rung.  I guess they were meant to be on this ladder.  

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I love how they turned out and this was a quick and simple way to add a Herb Garden to my deck.   

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12 Responses to Vertical Herb Garden Ladder!

  1. Ok, is it bad that I love your herb garden even more than mine?!!! LOL! WOW! This is outstanding! I LOVE the idea of the vertical ladder and also the packing peanuts to keep the weight down. Just WOW! I am pinning this for sure! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


    • Carrie, That is so sweet! I loved yours as well! You just need to find an old ladder and make the vertical garden happen or just put flowers in the buckets and keep your existing herb garden!

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