This morning I met with a new client who wants an herb garden with a classic, formal design. As we walked around outside, talking and getting to know one another, we found this large, broken urn under some hackberry trees at the back of the property. It looked forlorn and dignified at the same time. I loved its earthy colors and textures.
My client and I thought the top section of the urn should find new life in the herb garden. We figured we could partially submerge it in the ground and plant thyme or golden marjoram at the base. Then, we’d have some kind of herbal-something spilling from the top.
I like re-using old, broken-down things. Not everything has to be new and flawless.