I think I get my green thumb from my mom. Her garden is so lush and beautiful and I've worked hard to get mine where it is today.It's been so fun for me to get my hands dirty planting new flowers, growing vegetables, & even weeding! (P.S. After my tomato disaster last year, I decided to try a topsy turvey- you know the upside down planter? So far, it's worked wonders! I'll post about that later...) I love our house, but our yard is so teensy. I've tried to make it more fun and interesting with different plants & textures, and I thought it would be fun to make a planter that would sit in the garden to add more interest. I started with this funky stool that I got at a thrift store. The top looked like it came from a Muppet, but after taking it off I saw it's true potential. Then I cut some chicken wire so it dropped down slightly and wrapped the raw edges around the top so it would hold my moss basket. After adding some pretty flowers, I stuck it in my garden! Because my cats love hanging outside & pooping chilling in the garden, I planted some cat nip in a terra cotta pot and put it under my planter. Okay, lets be honest- I put the planter in the garden to cover the spot the cats used as their huge outdoor literbox...gross...hopefully, they'll chew on this plant and leave the rest alone!I also planted some of my favorite herbs in a cute window box that I bought years ago at a yard sale. I love looking out my kitchen window and seeing these pretty plants! And the best is that I use them all the time! My favorite is the basil that I put on margarita pizza...mmm....it's the delish!For all you Utahans that are looking for a great, drought resistant plant that loves sun & is awesome, try Lambs Ear! As you can see from the name, the leaves are really soft and it's a beautiful, hardy plant! Last year I bought this plant and it was TINY- it's now gotten so big! The best part is that it loves tons of sun & can go forever without water. Thanks for visiting my garden!