Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Urban Garden

I love gardens.

Growing up, I remember my family always had a pretty substantial garden. Living out in the country, we grew lots of different veggies and such. Nothing beats fresh onions, corn and potatoes! Now that I'm older, I always knew I wanted to have a garden again.  I've tried. It's hard to grow a good garden when you don't have a large backyard with lots of opportunity to dig up dirt. So, "urban garden" it is.

I, along with my roommate, bought a few large planters, soil, seeds and a mini-greenhouse. We planted the seeds in the green house to get the plant starts. Worked like a charm! Now we have the planters set up on the back patio and ready to grow even more.

I am so looking forward to fresh green beans, zucchini, lettuce and cucumbers. Yum!!!


In addition to those yummy veggies, I also planted some of my favorite seasonings - basil and cilantro. The two are nonstop (besides garlic) with my cooking. SO looking forward to having some fresh spices.



This layout was an accident. Well, design wise. It was nowhere near what I had pictured in my head but I do really like it. I love that negative space takes up most of the layout. The kraft seemed to be a natural color to gravitate towards since the layout was focused on gardening and plants. 


I used product from my current obsession: Color & Composition from Websters Pages and created by Allison Kreft. Gah... I love this collection!


I added in some embellishments from Maya Road, Kaisercraft and SRM Stickers.


Are you a garden person? Got any tips for this first-time urban garden grower??? Well... technically second but the first one was an epic fail. Ha!



4 comments:

Lynn Murphy said...

ooooo love the design. Very clean.

Sarah Webb said...

I like how you framed down the page!

Connie Mercer said...

awesome design. We love cilantro too:):):)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a fresh, clean design, Melissa. Good luck with your garden!