This months Urban Jungle Bloggers post is all about green gift giving, and my favourite green gift to give is herbs. Edible and easy to grow from seed, they make beautiful and useful presents and if you don’t want to eat them – let them bolt and you will see beautiful flowers and then seeds that you can give to to another friend. Making them an eternal gesture of friendship and tasty meals!I thought it would be lovely to give a living plant for instant joy and then a box of seeds with it so the receiver could try their hand at growing something too.I found these pretty flower themed vintage match boxes in my making cupboard and knew they would be perfect for using as tiny gift boxes for seeds. I lined them with Liberty fabric for a wow of colour when the parcel is opened, and inside are tiny glass bottles of seeds, with hand made labels and the growing instructions.I love all the different leaf shapes that herbs have, they are so delicate and fragrant – Give mint to herbal tea lovers – Parsley to garlic aficionados – Coriander to spice addicts and Cress to friends who like to encourage their children to take an interest in nature.Chives are a double delight as you can eat the leaves and even the flowers! They add magic to a salad and taste delicious! I think these are perfect to give to creative and artistic friends.Below are some delicate coriander flowers that appeared when we forgot to eat our plant and it began the process of going to seed.We were also asked to share who we would give our green gift to? So, to celebrate the joy and happiness that is Urban Jungle Bloggers – I would love to send two of the little green seed box gifts to two of my readers.
Just leave a comment telling me about your favourite herb to use and I will post them out to two winners after the bank holiday weekend. Happy growing! xxxThanks for reading, UJB is one of my favourite online communities, have you joined in yet? Run by Igor of Happy Interior Blog and Judith of JOELIX.com why not come on over and meet all the other lovely plant mad peeps here?!