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Grow A Beer Garden

It’s hard to believe that Father’s Day is next weekend.  My husband is one of those people that it is impossible to shop for and the kids and I always rack our brains to find something that is perfect for him each year.  In our household, we always love to give at least one homemade gift on these special days.  The kids reminded me that the two things that Dad loves the best are coffee and beer!  My gears started turning and the kids and I decided to plant a Beer Garden for Dad!

Our local nursery was full of these beer inspired plantings. For thousands of years all across the globe wonderful herbs and plants have been incorporated into the beer making process. A few that will fit into a container garden nicely are:
Hops
Lavender
Mint
Ginger
Rosemary
Woodruff
Yarrow
Sweet Gale
Cilantro

 

We added a beer bottle trellis to give the Hops a place to climb.

 

For all the DIY instructions please visit my post on HGTV Gardens. Also, for my chicken friends, when the hops begins to outgrow the container garden, transplant it near the coop.  It will grow on the coop, provide shade, return year after year and best of all, the chickens will leave it alone.
Cheers!

 

Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest