Wednesday, April 20, 2011

French Kitchen Garden

I was busy yesterday in my French Kitchen Garden.  In order to be able to plant these.....



I need to take care of the weeds...


And there were a lot of them!
Love my new red trug, above.  I had to add some cow poo and mushroom compost to amend the soil.

This is part of one of my raised beds.  You can see the garlic, chives, leeks and herbs are all doing well.


On to another subject....the other day I went to my mailbox and found a surprise package!  My sweet friend Kathy of Kathy's Cottage, send me a Mug Rug, that she created just for me!
Look how cute this is!  I love the lavender fabric with the script on it.  I love the black and white toile, checks and polka dots and mostly the sweet Lavender plants for Lavender Hill Studio.

Thank you Kathy!  It is going to hang out in my studio and I will think of you every time I look at this sweet Mug Rug. 

I am linking this post with No Minimalist Here's Open House Party.
Welcome Home,
Penny

31 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your pretty mug rug! She is SO talented! You will really enjoy this! And enjoy working in your garden! I see some pretty plants and flowers! ♥

Vee said...

Kathy has been doing some lovely mug rugs. She captured Lavender Hill Studio very nicely.

Cow poo. Hmmmm... I just declined a tetanus shot when my doc suggested it. She said that since I garden I needed one. Wonder if I would if I used cow poo...

Darla said...

Great plant purchases...those weeds are so stubborn aren't they? Cute as pie mug rug! Pancakes and syrup look divine in your last post.

Snappy Di said...

Too pretty to set a mug on!

Di

Donna said...

I'm sure you'll have your plants in your raised bed in no time. Love the cute mug rug ~ it's adorable.

Hugs,
Donna

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Wow your veggies are doing so well! Can't wait until the weather warms up here in Chicago land. Can't wait to see the afters of your raised bed.

Comeca Jones said...

Looks like you are about to have a blast with that garden.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your garden is growing and that is such a great thing. So many wonderful things to plant. Not only will it be useful, but fabulous to look at. Love the little mug rug. Congrats. Hugs, Marty

Donnie said...

Kathy is so talented and that was a sweet gift. Your herb garden looks lovely and I'm sure it will be lush in no time. Happy Easter.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You did good work!!!!!!! Your French Kitchen Garden is going to be glorious!!!

.♥.

April said...

You make me want to get out and do a little gardening myself! I can hardly wait to see how your garden turns out...you definitely have a green thumb! Happy Planting!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

weeding is hard work! I have the same red trug, and I love it. Now all I need is gardening weather.

Bella said...

I love your little mug rug - it's so cute! Good luck with the garden planting.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

A trug and a mug rug. You've got everything Penny. I don't envy the weeding. Ours is worse by far, but fortunately our beds are raised up so we don't have to stoop over. Can't wait to see your results.
Sam

At The Picket Fence said...

I'm trying to get past my jealousy of the fact that you are able to work out in your yard and garden in that wonderful sunshine! :-) Everything is going to look so lovely though and you made me excited about planning our garden too!
Vanessa

see you there! said...

That first photo just sings spring. Great that you alread have some things going in that one patch. It will all be pretty very soon.

Darla

Kathleen Grace said...

I can't wait to plant in our raised beds! I saw someone else say that cow poo was their secret for really great plants, I think I'll get some for our garden too! So glad you like the mug rug. I had a great time designing it and choosing the fabrics for you:>)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love to garden and I can't wait to begin planting tomatoes and herbs. I will have to wait until May, however, as it does not warm up here until then.

kathy's gift is beautiful!

bj said...

Did you see mine, too? She has been a busy bee and she is so sweet and talented.
Your rug is adorable....
xo bj

"Vanilla and Thyme" said...

Came across your blog and had fun browsing through your before and after photos! I'm currently updating a few rooms, and your blog gave me some neat ideas ~ thanks for posting! :)

xinex said...

The mug rug is very pretty. And you will have lots of veggies and herbs pretty soon...Christine

Rettabug said...

Penny, I'm so envious of your *potager garden* area for herbs! How wonderful to be able have so much room to plant whatever. You did a good job on those weeds...back breaking work, I know.

What a nice gift that Kathy made for you, Penny! I've made a few but her's are works of art & waaay too pretty to place a coffee cup upon. You're smart to hang it for display instead.

LW said...

What a lovely gift you received from Kathy, it is fun to find surprises in the mail.

I am so green with envy here; our garden beds are still naked. The daffodils did pop out the other day but look like they want to retreat back to the ground.

Louise

Beverly said...

It is all going to be so good, Penny. My husband would love to have a garden.

Happy Easter to you and your husband, dear Penny.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a lovely garden, and what a lovely mug rug. Kathy always creates lovely things, I love that she chose French inspired fabrics and the colors are perfectly Penny. Have a lovely day.

Karen

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a sweet gift. Bloggers are so thoughtful. Enjoy that gardening.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, Your French Potager garden will be lovely. It is a lot of work but so worth it in the end. The mug rug is adorable and what a sweet gift from Kathy. Thanks for joining my party! Have a wonderful Easter.
Hugs,
Sherry

Erin said...

Love those new plants and your flower beds will look amazing!!! That is a very sweet gift!

Melanie said...

Can't wait to start gardening - it's still too cold here in northern IL to do so. And I love that quilt - what a beautiful gift!

Mary said...

Happy growing season in the potager Penny - your amended soil should be a healthy place for the lovely veggies and flowers.

I've been busy outside too - cleaning up from the tornado and then doing a little planting......and tons of weeding of course!

I LOVED your birdhouse - you know I would definitely have voted for you as the winner! Is it going to be for sale?

Busy organizing our upcoming trip home - will be checking in when possible.
Hugs - Mary

Adrienne said...

I've been doing the same in my raised bed garden. Need to get out and do more work but we have intermittent rain - and a bit of hail once in awhile - mixed with sun and a lot of wind. Love your new mug rug. It's perfect!
~Adrienne~