the show's about to start
it's here

all herby up in here

confession: i'm a little obsessed with my gardens right now. i wander out a few times a day just to see if anything has bloomed.

so far, the only thing that has are the little eggs ...

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so while i wait, i decided that our porch needed an herb garden. somewhere i could just open the door, snip off some stems, and make dinner that much better.

i ordered a cute tiered plant stand from world market, along with some copper plant tags, and then ran to the nursery for nine of our favorite herbs.

a few days later, the box arrived, and i couldn't wait to get started!

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(mario was obviously just as excited to supervise.)

building the stand was pretty straightforward ... any ikea-phile should have no trouble. three shelves, two long legs, two smaller legs, and a couple of brace pieces, along with screws and an abundance of allen wrenches.

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the multiple wrenches came in handy with the two-piece bolts. one to hold the bolt tight, and the other to screw in the second piece.

and, of course, there was the one screw that just didn't want to go all the way in.

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and mario just gave me that cat look, the one that said, "seriously, human. one screw? you're just going to leave it like that?"

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and yes. yes, i left it like that. (until marc got home.)

in less than an hour, it was built and ready to hold herbs.

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which it did. technically. still in the box from the nursery, though.

aaaaannnndddd ... five days later, i finally planted them.

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mmm ... thai basil ...

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hello, mint. can't wait to use you in iced tea and lemonade and mojitos ...

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my little herby stand makes me happy.

also making me happy? the peonies are about to pop. any day, man ... i can't wait!

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