Vertical Herb Garden for a Small Porch

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My front porch isn't all that big but it gets great sun for potted plants. So I created a vertical herb garden that doubles as Spring decor this year. Click HERE for the entire background story!
vertical herb garden for a small porch
Vertical decor works best on my front porch, as space is limited. So, when I spotted this standing shower caddy (which was in really good shape) at a secondhand home store, I decided it would work wonderfully as a vertical herb garden!
vertical herb garden for a small porch
After successfully cleaning it ( Check out how I cleaned it HERE! ), I decided to spray paint it a dark bronze to set it off nicely against the pale colors of my front porch.
vertical herb garden for a small porch
There- that's perfect! It's really a pretty color up close- with a little shimmer and a great vintage look.
vertical herb garden for a small porch
But back to the herb garden! I successfully transplanted my seedlings (from Phase 1 of my herb garden series) into 5" pots which were a great fit in my shower-caddy-turned-vertical-herb-garden.
vertical herb garden for a small porch
And there you have it! A vertical herb garden that doubles as a vintage-y Spring vignette on my front porch. The caddy is ideal for this and actually, I'd love to find another one just like it. :) Happy Spring!
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Sadie Seasongoods

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  • Margaret Green
    on Apr 5, 2018

    Since the muffin papers should disintegrate, could you have just slit them up the sides and planted them in the jiffy pots instead of removing the paper?

    • Alma
      31 minutes ago

      Coffee filters work better than muffin cups!

  • Diane mahan
    on Jul 19, 2018

    love it! Maybe I could hang a shower caddy? I'll try &let you know :)

  • Millie
    5 days ago

    Is this shower caddy marketed for the shower? Looks like it would be dangerous in the shower. Are they sold online?

    • Jeanne Lane
      5 days ago

      I bought one very similar to this design at Wal-Mart last year.

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  • Linda Premo
    3 days ago

    Great repurpose idea. It totally looks like it was meant to be a plant stand. It would look cute hung on a wall or fence too. Thanks for posting.

  • Maude LaFountain
    3 days ago

    WOW !!! How cute is that and just the right size too !!! Love it

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