Sunday, July 8, 2018

Herb Love in a Pot @commercialsilk

I am not usually one for artificial plants or flowers, but the artificial plants on Commercial Silk Int'l http://www.commercialsilk.com/ are amazing!

Travis wants to grow herbs in pots next year. I do think it's wise to grow many herbs in pots, as they tend to spread all over when they are planted on the ground. 


What We Plan on Growing:

Basil - I actually cut fresh Basil, mix it with Olive Oil, put it in ice cube trays to freeze. Then when I need it for soups or pasta dishes I have it all throughout the fall and winter.

Chocolate Mint - It works great in smoothies with frozen bananas, spinach leaves, a scoop of vanilla protein powder and plain almond milk. It tastes like Soft Served Mint Ice Cream!

Spearmint - It works great in smoothies as well. Just make it the way I listed above. It has a mint flavor, minus the added chocolate. I also add it to tea.

Parsley - I add to most salads.

Lemon Balm - I add to tea, salads, lemonade, and homemade beauty products like soaps and lotions.

*We already grow Oregano in a side spot. I just dry that out, grind it and use it throughout the year for many dishes.

Now I Have Many Pots to Grow Herbs! I want to use some pots for real or silk grasses too.


We may have to figure out some way to drill holes in the bottoms of them. Travis mentioned that he would just need to get a masonry bit for his drill.


I simply love the rustic pattern on these pots though! The set came with 4 in this model. If you have a business do check out Commercial Silk Int'l because they sell things in bulk. It's kind of a bummer in stores when you want pots that match, but they don't have the amount you need.


They will go under our covered porch. We really don't have natural elements hit that area much at all.


More Pot Love:

I also got the pots below. They came in a set of 4 as well.


These pots go with the others really nicely. I told Travis we could use them as planters as well, or he could use them as bases for his sculpture. That's pretty unconventional, but certainly will work. If they become bases they will be flipped over.


This Owl is a Hoot! 

I'm working on a painting of an owl that can't sleep because of the city noises and light. When I spotted this owl I just knew I had to have it. It too looks rustic like the pots do. 


It's not super heavy because it's hallow. I haven't decided if it too will hang out under our covered porch, or inside with us. I want more things that can be outside.



What would you pick out at a silk plant store like Commercial Silk Int'l? My first choices were these pots and owl, but I also like silk grasses as well!

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4 comments:

indah nuria Savitri said...

I love those pots, Alissa. Been thinking about arranging my garden back home in Indonesia. It will be an interesting project

Theresa Mahoney said...

Those are really nice pots! I started container herb gardening this year. My basil and sage did wonderful. My dill and parsley didn't though.

mail4rosey said...

My mom would love the owl. I had an e-mail from someone once to work with them, and then got yours (thank you!). They never contacted me last time, and I tried 2 or 3 times so I gave up, lol. They do have interesting items! I like the Christmas Tree that has items that look almost like they are floating.

~ Noelle said...

I want those pots!!!!
Love

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