Must-Have Plants for that Country Kitchen Garden Feel…
If you’re into gardening, then one of the best and most exciting things you can do is picking the plants for your garden pots. It’s that point when your backyard goes from a blank space to a floral escape. When we finally got our garden plants sorted, our whole courtyard transformed into my country kitchen garden dream.
We went through a few variations, but I found my groove. The plants I’ve chosen are so gorgeous and have totally made my dream of what I wanted for our garden come true. We are almost there with the garden makeover and I can’t wait to show off the full outdoor living space. For now, let me talk you through my choices for my pots, as they might inspire you in your choice of plants for your garden pots.
My baby of my garden, I have wanted one of these for years. And now was the time. I’m obsessed with this tree. It’s so easy to look after and looks impressive. Other than watering it, I’ve not done much caring for it and it’s thriving. So fragrant, It’s that piece in my garden that I love. I can’t wait to cut snippets off to add to my place settings for outdoor dining.
Boy, I have I been dreaming about these trees for a while, ever since I saw something similar on Studio McGee’s Instagram. I have dreams of decorating them for the season, especially for Christmas. Can you see them wrapped in light’s, glistening in the winter evenings.
These tree’s are a bit 50/50 when it comes to caring for them. This one photographed below has been thriving. Sadly, it’s brother isn’t doing as well. However, much like the olive tree, it’s been very simple to look after. Just water and go.
Lavender is one of my favourite things to pot. It’s quntisential French countryside, something I wanted to recreate. I have two types of lavender in my garden, French and English. Both bring character and charm to my backyard. I love that from my kitchen window when I look out I can see sprigs of it peeking up. Plus the smell of it when it’s sunny is just divine.
I love potted herbs and mint is one of those that just thrives in pots. Within a couple of weeks our small mint plants completely filled our pots. I use mint all the time within smoothies and cocktails so it’s great to pop out and grab as and when I need it. Plus, the smell is just gorgeous, you can’t beat it on a hot summer’s day.
This herb is an old favourite of mine. It just reminds me of a countryside garden, along with the lavender. It’s fragrant and so easy to look after, just sits in its pot and thrives. It compliments the other herbs nicely, both in scent and visuals. The different textures of the plants combined together is just a delight to the eyes. Much like the mint, it’s great to head out and grab for my Sunday roasts.