I have a corner of my small veggie patch dedicated to herbs. Weeks ago, I made these beautiful silver spoon labels for the herbs, but things were a little too over grown for them to show up. Yesterday I spent some time pulling things up and out, and making a little breathing room in there. It’s funny how gardeners seem to always be trying to get something to grow, or trying to tame something that’s growing to viciously and taking over the garden. It’s a delicate balance of encouraging and discouraging, depending on who’s doing what.
I got the idea to make these here. I did have a little trouble finding the spoons at second hand stores, but was able to get a bunch at an antique show for a mere 3 for $1 Finding the metal stamps was also a little tricky, since most of the sources on the net were American. I did find them at Lee Valley Tools, and they ship across Canada and Internationally, love that store! I used the 3 mm size, and I love the way they turned out!
Here’s the rest of the garden, the snapdragons have self-seeded, and I can’t bear to pull them out, they’re so pretty.
My other little project yesterday was creating a trellis for the cucumbers to climb. I hope it’s strong enough!
The other labels I have in my garden are a set called “Lolly” plant labels and markers, their website is here. I found mine back in November at the William-Ashley ware-house sale. I love the way they look like giant lollypops, and the pretty pastel colours.
Here’s hoping for bountiful herbs and veggies this year, if nothing else we’ve got lots of snapdragons!