We have a double washtub that we use for a small herb garden on one side and the other side for a salad garden. It is just as pretty as a pot of flowers. We love our rain barrel. It is on our patio near our kitchen garden and our washtubs. It works well there. So far with the spring rains that we have had, our rain barrel is full of harvested rain water.
We use our small kitchen garden outside our backdoor, just off of our patio for tomato plants, cucumbers, peppers, a few herbs and a few pretty flowers.
These were simple ways that we have planned, planted and harvested our little kitchen garden in past years. This year will be much the same.
It is nice to keep our garden plans simple as we enjoy fresh produce, fresh herbs and pretty flowers without spending all of our time in our yard and garden.
We also have a small raised bed that sits along the fence in our backyard, close by our garden shed and our compost bin. This little space has our windmill and an old fashioned hand water pump to add a little country charm. Plans are being made as to what we want to plant in that little garden bed.
We also have a rustic homemade wooden planter in our front yard that our son made. We too are working on plans as to what we want to plant in there. We have our birdbath close to this flower bed. We plan to use this flower garden to bring in song birds and hummingbirds.
We like to spend time on our front porch or our patio. We enjoy fresh from our garden foods to put on our kitchen table. We also like to pick a pretty bouquet of fresh flowers to pretty up our kitchen table or to put on our front porch table.
Such sweet pleasures and simple blessings.