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Junior Gardener: Grow A Garden on Your Windowsill!

Chava Dumas

Though not all of us are lucky enough to be blessed with a piece of land beside our home in which to grow our own plants, nearly everyone has a sunny slice of windowsill that can host a window box of colorful flowers or fresh, fragrant herbs and spices. Designing a windowsill garden is an uncomplicated project even for those who consider themselves “green thumb-less.”

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

gardenerSome plants are considered more “home manageable,” with a higher likelihood of growing successfully in a limited space. Ask the nursery attendants what they recommend. Here are some favorites: 

Window Box Herbs

 Most herbs need plenty of light and water. Some favorite fragrant choices are basil, parsley, dill, sage, rosemary, marjoram, mints, thyme, chives, coriander, fennel, lavender, and oregano. Your mother will enjoy using fresh, home-grown herbs. Even if she doesn’t use them, the sweet, intoxicating scents will waft into your home.

 

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