I live in an apartment, but all my life I dreamed then when I grew up, I’d grow a perfect little cutting garden. I’d want a few flowers for clipping and popping in bud vases, a few herbs for snipping for the final garnish to my homemade meals (and, okay, sometimes to our take out, too), and possibly a few butterfly attracting greens to keep our windowsill feeling happy and well-loved. I’d like for it not to take up too much space–just what little space I have there on the terrace (okay, fire escape) out the living room window. And I really need for it to be easy. Easy to purchase, easy to pot up, easy to water, easy to care for, easy to harvest.
My grandpa has a gorgeous little garden to the side of his home in southern Oregon where he grows everything from squash to artichokes, but let’s not get carried away here. I’d be happy with a little chive plant.
After the jump, some inspiring windowsill gardens to get you ready for the growing season, and a few helpful hints as well!
Tips from the great Better Homes and Gardens blog.
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