Now this is a real labor of love, a love of booze!
In honor of Cinco de Mayo and the free flowing margaritas I know you’ll all have I thought I would post about my Cocktail Garden.
Before I moved to Long Beach my friend rented a house that had a lime tree out front. It was super handy. Any time you needed a lime you’d just run out to the yard and pull one off the tree. The mood for a cocktail strikes and you’re off and running.
When I moved to Long Beach, that lime tree was one of the things I wanted most.
One day when I was at Home Depot I thought of my desire for a lime tree and just went over to the garden center to see what they had. Well, needless to say I ended up walking out with a lime tree – and a ton of succulents (which is for another post another day).
I decided to take this a step further and create the first Cocktail Garden. I planted the tree in a plastic pot that looks like a wooden wine barrel that I picked up at Costco. I also added mint around the base of the tree. And the cocktail garden was born!
All I had to do was wait two years for our limes to be produced. Two years later and I had my first limes! And since I live in Southern California the tree constantly gets confused and starts producing even more fruit! The mint is growing like the weed that it is and has to be cut back regularly.
I want to add a couple more things to the cocktail garden, like basil for strawberry basil margaritas or lavender for other cocktails. The possibilities really are endless.
The best part is, since it’s all contained in one pot, I can just take the whole thing with me every time I move!
Next up is an avocado tree!
Lime Tree – $40 – Home Depot
Plant Pot – $20 – Costco
Mint – $4 – Home Depot