Herb Garden for Mother's Day

I have been looking online and in catalogs at window boxes.  They ranged from $80-$250 depending on the material, style, and paint.  It is cliche but I have a fascination with Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma.  I saw a similar window box in the WS catalog and Joe said "I can build that".  And so he did.  He dropped his other 535 projects and built this for me!  It was my Mother's Day gift from him and I love it.  It is unstained, unpainted cedar and looks perfect with the house.  

This is the William Sonoma one.  Hmmm....maybe I need to imprint Farmer G on ours :)
And they must use muscle grow miracle grow!!  Or fake plants for the picture.

I am not a craft person at all.  A facebook friend posted that her trick to writing on chalkboards was the chalk paint pen.  I love these things...where have I been??  They really do wipe off.  So I wrote on each pot.   

I am letting the herbs grow a little before I start using them.  They have already taken off.  I was a little worried about the sun because they are under a covered porch and just get the morning sun but they are doing really well. 

My view of the herb garden from the inside.
We did not have a chance this spring to get our garden started.  But after spending more money than I wanted on squash and zucchini we decided to put this up and grow a handful of vegetables this year.  We have cucumber, okra, zucchini, and squash.  A raccoon/possum was digging around the first week we had it up and killed a green bean plant that Jackson had planted from seed at school.  But we have not had a problem the past few weeks.  

Joe's barn-shed is on the way.  Thank goodness!  After all his equipment etc leaves our garage I will finally get to park under cover.  Rushing 3 little ones in and out from the rain is doable but I'm a garage parking kind of girl. 
He hopes to have it ready for siding by this weekend so I will post pics of the completed project.

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