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!
Hi! I'm Amy, the current owner of beautiful Boscobel Farm! Named the "beautiful woods" (Italian) in the early 1700's. Our nearly 60 year old home the newest structure to be built on the foundation of a historic Virginia Plantation.
Boscobel cut flowers
Launching Spring 2018