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Mason Jar Herb Garden

Make a Hanging Mason Jar Herb Garden Cheltenham Road for Mod Podge RocksJust a quick note saying that my latest project is up at Mod Podge Rocks.

This one came out of Geralyn’s request for a vertical herb garden similar to one she saw on Pinterest.

Now, entrusting me with plants is never a good choice.   I kill plants.  I’m a plant serial killer actually.  Hundreds lay dead in my wake.   I’m sure, at this point, the plants at Lowes see me coming and picture a grim Silence of the Lambs future for themselves:

It puts the lotion on it’s fronds, or else it gets the hose again.”

But I have great hopes for these victims herbs  (mostly because someone else will be taking care of the them.)Vertical Mas Jar Herb Garden Cheltenham Road for Mod Podge Rocks

I found my vintage seed packet images from the always reliable Dover Publications, The Graphics Fairy and a new (to me) and terrific blog called Old Design Shop.

It was an easy and inexpensive project and, if you’re so inclined, head on over to Mod Podge Rocks for the full tutorial.

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

8 responses »

  1. Kathy hartzell

    Remind the client that overwatering will create an anaerobic environment and nasty odor and dead plants. Great display for rooting cuttings or simply displaying sprigs and flowers.

  2. Thanks Kathy! I will pass it along

  3. Funny post and I had to let you know that even people who are good at growing things have many, many dead plants in their pasts. I have had many, many successes, but I have probably killed more plants than you, since like any endeavor, sometimes things work out, sometimes they don’t. Overwatering, with no drainage, big no-no and not watering enough is also bad. One hint, stick your finger on the soil, if any sticks, don’t water. Plants are living things so don’t think you can keep them on a schedule, “Oh, it’s Wednesday, time to water.” Check in on them and be aware and you MIGHT surprise yourself. Another good tip? There are certain plants that are easy and hard…I have sometimes killed the easy ones too. Don’t be so sure there isn’t hope for you yet.
    My next goal is to learn how to print off things so I can use them to make some of the amazing things that you have. I know I am making a mountain out of a molehill…

    • Susan, I will take your advice to heart. I’m waiting for Geralyn to come and pick up her garden and I’ve used your “stick a finger in the soil” trick to make sure I’m not overwatering.
      I also remain confident that you can print things!

  4. would be pretty just as vases for random blossoms’ cuttings

  5. I love my planter, and thanks @dholcomb1 I will probably end up doing that if/when I kill the plants (I’m cautiously optimistic).

  6. “It puts the lotion on it’s fronds, or else it gets the hose again.” Maybe the reason you have left so many dead plants in your wake is that you think that is a threat when, in fact, “getting the hose again” is exactly what the plants need. I speak only from experience, as I have now successfully used the “How does your garden grow? Like Buffalo Bill’s!” instruction booklet. You should see my almost-fully-grown skin suit! Absolutely THRIVING with proper use of the hose!


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