Spiral Garden

I was really to busy to read the email but my head just needed a break from thinking. If it had been about clothes or shoes I would have deleted it without opening, but it was plants. Not just plants, but plants on SALE. I told myself there was no harm in just looking. It was usually only the culinary herbs that were on sale, not often did I see medicinal herbs on a good sale so I didn’t see any harm.

A box arrived a few days later with 18 new plants. It was a good sale.

Box of herbs

Valerian, Echinacea, St Johns Wort, Sage

Of course new plants meant they needed to be planted somewhere. Now was the time to build the spiral garden I had been wanting. The first time I saw a picture of a spiral garden I wanted one. It is so me. Combining a spiral with plants….genius!

A spiral garden is a compact vertical garden that allows you to plant a larger variety of plants in a limited amount of space. The spiral structure naturally creates both sunny and shady spots in the garden. The downhill slope allows water to flow to the bottom for plants that need more moisture and leaves a drier planting area at the top. The bricks used for the structure hold heat and insulate the plants in cooler weather. Also the plants are in a raised bed and easy to reach.

I secretly picked out a spot and then tried to casually tell Tom what I thought would be a nice addition to our yard. He knew the game. I wanted one and he was going to have to figure out how to build it. I did a poor job of explaining a spiral garden so I showed him some pictures and a YouTube video of how to build one. He loved the idea and began sketching what it would look like.Spiral Garden

It turns out that you can build a beautiful spiral garden in a weekend!

I planted white Sage at the top since it likes the dry heat. In addition there is Lemon Balm, St John’s Wort, Peppermint, Oregano and garlic Chives. There is still plenty of room.

So you know what that means…..more plants needed!

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