Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Mint In A Pot

Posted on | May 31, 2011 | 11 Comments

I planted a few herbs in my garden over the weekend: dill, verbena, rosemary and mint. Mint is one my favorites to use on top of granola and yogurt for breakfast and in my favorite summer cocktails. You have to be careful when planting mint because it’s terribly invasive. The plant sends out runners that can quickly take over a garden. A solution I’ve learned from other gardeners is to plant the mint in a terracotta pot and sink it in the ground and back fill with soil. Pull the pot up a few times a summer to make sure no runners have made it out the bottom or the top of the pot. In the fall pull the pot out of the ground and bring indoors.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Posted on | May 30, 2011 | 6 Comments

Parade outside my house

Hello summer! We’re so glad you arrived! Are my legs tan? Did I wear flips flops all weekend and complain I was hot? Oh yes I did and loved every second of it. Tonight I might throw caution to the wind and put the down comforter away for the season. I hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend too! Below snapshots from around Marblehead.

Scaled model submarine in Memorial Day Parade

Flag hanging outside Mud Puddle Toys on Washington Street

Nautical paintings in the window at Arnould Gallery on Washington Street

Marblehead Harbor from Crocker Park

State street landing with Marblehead Trading Company in the background

Katy walking up the catwalk at State street landing with skiffs below

Dock by State Street landing

Jeremiah Lee Mansion on Washington Street

Lilacs along rock wall at Jeremiah Lee Mansion

Katy and Greg at Crocker Park

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