Tea Kettle Herb Garden

Tea Kettle Herb Garden

I’d like to think I’ve got a little bit of a green thumb when it comes to keeping things alive…


I think it’s a mental block! I think my brain knows I’ve never had luck with them so I don’t really try to change my results.  Do you ever do that? :(

I picked up a couple of herb plants at Trader Joe’s a couple weeks back and set them on the back patio.

And, left them!

Yes, one already died!! (mental block issue!!!)

Enough is enough……

I’ve had this old tea kettle just gathering dust and decided it was time to give it a new life.


Very simple…..I drilled holes in the bottom for drainage and planted my herbs!!



Of course, now I needed to label my herbs and I’d seen how Sharon at Mrs. Hines’ Class had made adorable plant markers out of wine corks, so I “borrowed” her fabulous idea!  Thank you, Sharon!!!


I gathered my supplies…..wine corks, skewer sticks and a sharpie!


I simply wrote on the wine cork the name of the herb, stuck the sharp end of the skewer stick into the cork and placed it in my garden!

Love It!!!

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Now, let’s see if I can keep them alive!

I’m thinking positive thoughts and watering as needed and even “talking” to my little herb friends!!!

Wish me luck!!!!


Until next time…………….



  1. Oh my goodness! I love this idea!! I’ve been wanting to start an herb garden, I just never had anywhere to put one! Genius!

  2. That’s so cute! You can always put the rosemary outside. It grows great here!

  3. What a great idea…I especially love it that you have it on the stove!!…perfect and adore the wine cork markers!…so creative!
    Have a great weekend Angela!

  4. What a great idea! So simple and so pretty!

    I also have a hard time with herbs (and plants in general) – but maybe I should take my cue from you and keep trying! :)

  5. Love it, Angela! Good luck on the herbs. I have yet to venture into trying to grow my own…I’m a little intimidated by the thought, although I still intend on it. My wine plant markers are still waiting…

  6. Such a cute idea!

    Certain herbs are easier than others to take care of. If you want to try an herb that simply won’t die, try rosemary. You don’t have to water it much. It just needs good sun and it’s good to go.

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