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Friday finds: a fragrant, functional herb garden

This Friday's humble find

This week will go down in history as the week someone spent $221,000 on a handbag. My mind being sufficiently blown, today's Friday find is going to be decidedly much more humble.

We're talking houseplants.

Inspiration at Fig & Olive

My interest was piqued when I met a dear friend for a late lunch at Fig & Olive in New York several weeks back. The Milkman had just come off a 30+ hour journey and needless to say, he was a bit irritated at the idea of sitting still. In a restaurant. For more than 20 minutes.

Suffice to say, I did a fair amount of walking around the restaurant and discovered rosemary everywhere. Not just little dainty looking bud vases, but gigantic bushes of one of my most favorite herbs. They looked like a less formal version of classic topiaries and the fragrance was just fantastic.

Functional and fragrant herbs

I've since discovered that rosemary is a natural mosquito repellent, as are basil and lavender.

Now, Singapore is a place where the mosquitos do not mess around. The fear of Dengue keeps most moms on their toes so I am most excited to try out just about any remedy. And a rosemary, basil and lavender herb garden is just about as all-natural and organic as one can get.

A lovely little rosemary garden is now #1 on my to-do list for my new home. I think it looks so chic, is totally inexpensive and is a nice way to add some greenery to the home. Very excited to try this one out.

Will keep you posted on how it all goes.

Wish me luck and feel free to leave your advice in the comments section.


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  • HOLY CRAP! $221,000?! Thank you for sharing that haha, I am totally going to read it right now!

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