Creating A Spring Herb Garden

Living in an apartment in San Francisco means I don’t have a garden. That being said, I do have a front porch where I love to have plants. This year, I decided it would be fun to try my hand at a potted herb garden. I went to my local nursery and found a variety of herbs I enjoy cooking with – mint, thyme, oregano, rosemary and basil.

Farrow & Ball provided the paint for me to try out some of their new key colors for 2017 as part of their #CrateOutdoors campaign. These colors are spot on for spring, with a vibrant and fresh new look.

I painted a wooden apple crate with their signature color – Studio Green. It’s the perfect spot for me to store my gardening supplies – a watering can, spade, moss, and seeds to plant in my pots. I also painted a clay pot in the All White, a color I will be using in several design projects coming up soon. These two colors go perfectly with the outside area of my apartment. I also painted popsicle sticks in their colors Radicchio and Hay and then wrote the names of the herbs on the sticks.

Studio Green

Studio Green is a color that will grow on you. The color is the darkest of greens and changes dramatically in different light. I especially like it outside with light, where you can see the green in it. Studio Green is the color of the original studio for Farrow & Ball.

All White

I am trilled by this color of white. All White is the perfect white void of any tint. It has the softest shade without being to yellow or blue. I am planning to paint kitchen cabinets with this color and I think it will be stunning.


I have noticed pink being used more frequently in design and this shade – Raddichio – is perfection. It is bright without overwhelming and it has a modern happy feel to it.


Hay is the softest light golden color you could imagine. This is a happy color that would look beautiful on a kitchen wall or even as the color for a home. It reminds me of the golden color the hills turn outside of San Francisco in the spring and summer.

While I may have no garden space, I can take advantage of my porch and have a small manageable garden in pots. And the beautiful colors of Farrow & Ball help to make it fun and contemporary. Happy planting and painting!

This post is a partnership with Farrow & Ball. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.


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Since 2009, I’ve been documenting and sharing the small bits of inspiration that make up my daily life. Here, you’ll find musings on all things lifestyle, from fashion to motherhood. The common theme is recognizing and creating beauty in the everyday.