Just when I was getting excited and started planning for this year's gardens, the rain showed up in full force. Even with the grey skies, it's easy to bring some green into your home. We really enjoy mint during the summer in all sorts of salads and drinks, so I thought it would be great to have our own supply instead of relying on the grocery store. I've been anxiously waiting plants to arrive at our local nurseries, and was excited to run across some this last weekend.

Putting this centerpiece together takes gathering a few supplies and about 10 minutes to assemble. To get started, you'll need:

  • Mint plants (I used 5 for my planter)
  • Potting soil
  • Gravel for drainage
  • Planter

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Pour a one inch layer of gravel in the bottom of your planter. We had some aquarium gravel lying about, but use whatever you have. No one will notice if you steal some from your driveway or walkways!

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Place a thin layer of potting soil on top of the gravel and place your plants. Fill in the remaining space with potting soil and ta da! You're finished!

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Water your plants gently and find a lovely, sunny place for them to thrive. Currently my centerpeice is in the living room brightening up the space, anxiously awaiting the day when it's warm enough to move to the front porch.