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Kid-Painted Herb Pots for Housewarming June 30, 2011

kid painted herb potters

kid painted herb potters

Friends recently bought a house and took possession – in late June.  It’s a great place with established flowers, but no vegetable garden, no herb garden and no time to plant annuals. So for a housewarming, we brought them two terra cotta planters full of herbs. 

A few of the herbs were transplants from our garden, others were purchased from a local nursery where “compact” versions of some of our favorites were available.

The kids painted the potters.  When they were dry we filled them with a layer of gravel, then potting soil and finally herbs and marigolds.


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