With the warmer weather creeping upon us, I have been excited to get planting in the yard! We have some great spaces and potential back there, and one of the first things I wanted to do was add a little fence herb garden to the pretty, aged fence behind the patio.
This DIY hanging terra cotta fence herb garden cost about $60 for all of the plants, pots and materials, and took maybe an hour from start to finish. I love the way it turned out! This week’s video shares the how-to, and I want to give you an inside scoop here so you can make your own.
What you need:
#14 screws (one per pot)
your favorite herbs (I chose basil, purple basil, sage, thyme, chives, parsley, and pansies)
Make a Hanging Herb Garden!
The fence at our fixer upper is so pretty. It’s aged with time, and weathered with a lovely green moss. I wanted to highlight the fence, as well as create a really functional herb garden.
Because the orchid pots already have holes in them (why is that, by the way? To let the orchid roots breathe?) they are really easy to hang up. I could have easily used plastic pots as well, but the natural terra cotta will age and weather over time like the fence, and create a gorgeous living wall. With the holes already baked into the pots, they are perfect!
The size #14 screw heads fit through the holes on an angle, so I first drilled the screws into the fence at alternating heights, then slipped a pot onto each screw.
I then filled them with soil and planted the herbs.
It took a minute for me to discover that I could just as easily slide the pot over the screw once the pots were already planted, so I can switch the location around, which may come in handy if I rotate through using some of the herbs, or want to pull some inside for some reason!
After lots of big, intense remodeling, it was really fun to start and finish a quick, easy backyard project. Especially one that had such instant IMPACT! The herbs are easy to get to for using in the kitchen, easy to water standing up, and very easy on the eyes. I love this little piece of fence so much more now!