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Hey, hey!  We had a beautiful weekend, weather-wise, this past weekend and I got a ton of stuff done around my house.  I mentioned previously that I was looking for ideas on what to do with the front exterior of the house, as shown here.

font of house - before
font of house – before

Well, a trip to Lowe’s later…I now have a transplanted lemon tree and herbs!

After
front of the house – After

When I bought the lemon tree they told me to transplant it into an 18″ pot and it’ll be good to go.  So, that’s what I did.  I kept going back and forth between a red planter or this black one.  I decided on this black one because A) I liked the shape better and B) I wanted it to match the window box.

After
After

In the window box, I planted a basil plant, lemon balm, and…wait for it because I’m excited about this one…kale!  Yay!  I saw it on the shelf with the herbs and thought it would do good here.  It came in a 6 pack and I put all of them in this 36″ long window box, however, after installing this one, I like it so much I’m going to install 2 more under the windows on the “drivers side” (ha!) of the house.

two more window boxes under the lower windows on this side of the house
two more window boxes under the lower windows on this side of the house – obviously an old picture.

I’m going to put some of the kale from the front window box into the window boxes I install under these side windows.  I may even get crazy and plant another fall veggie in those boxes too.  Stay tuned to see what I plant in those. =)

 

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