We’re Planting a Garden Newlywed Living

The first year that Morgan and I got married, we had the perfect garden in the back of our little apartment, and more frozen spinach than our tiny freezer could hold.  We got to serve people with fresh, yummy food and it was amazing, and a lot of work!  Well, a lot of work mostly for Morgan.  You see at this time, my thumb was completely black on the scale, and Morgan will tell you that the potatoes that I planted did nothing while his flourished and grew in multitudes.

It didn’t help that I put the plant in the ground upside down…


Needless to say, the garden became more of a chore and a headache for Morgan, because I was busy convincing myself that I was terrible at it – which also meant that I put little effort into helping with it… like forgetting to water it, or weed it, or things that are important to sustaining the life of any given thing or plant.

I have a lot of bad tendencies like that and my husband is pretty much a saint for dealing with me on the reg.


Well, where is this going you might ask? In recent years since our first attempt, I’ve developed a lesser and lesser black thumb – starting with killing succulents, to slowly maintaining a few herbs, and transforming into recovering fiddle leaf figs!  If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve seen a lot of the new plants that have been coming in AND you saw this announcement about starting a cutting garden for all of my floral arranging hopes and dreams!

This year at the Swann House, we are bringing back garden style, now that I’m a recovering plant killer!


I’m hoping to take this project on in full force once this cooler weather passes, starting with the creation of garden boxes and some planting research!  Hopefully you’ll join us on the journey, from planning to planting, and all the recipes in between!  I’d love to hear from you about your favorite things to grow in your garden, and any tips you may have for planning!  Help a girl out?  Y’all are the best! Happy Wednesday, friends




March 15, 2017

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