Almost every day I find myself wondering how many more days until winter is over. This morning I woke up and there was beautiful sunlight streaming through the windows. It was bright and warm.
Correction: It LOOKED bright and warm.
I grabbed my ipad straight away to see the temperature, thinking maybe it would be one of those fluke 60 degrees days when I could go outside and wander around. No. It said 26 degrees.
You know what helps me not hate winter so much? A winter window garden!
I'm not saying that I want to get off the couch and turn off Netflix or anything. I'm not saying that. No...I'll just be here wrapped up tight, sitting by the fire.
But I am saying...that if you love planting and growing as much as I do: this will bring you some life in the middle of winter.
Its a happy little spot in my winter life. We don't get any direct sunlight in that window in the winter so the mint is really stretching. At this point it's getting a little leggy. That's okay, I'll take it. In the other pots I have parsley. This morning I planted cilantro and dill in the two empty pots. That was before I lost the will to hustle and sat on the couch with my dogs for two hours drinking coffee and scrolling Instagram. Wintering is a verb in my house today.
I will probably continue to grow herbs here through the Spring and Summer. The terra cotta pots add a little warmth in the kitchen and the herbs keep things looking fresh. By the way, this is my favorite little bay window with two casement windows.
Do you have a winter window garden? A favorite window? Ideas for binge-worthy shows on Netflix? Let me know in the comments below!
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