Stacey Weichert, like many gardeners, spent summer days tending garden with her grandparents and parents. This is where she learned the value-both organically and economically-of growing your own fruits and vegetables.
Stacey has worked a 30 year career in floral design and retail gardening.
Her garden is located in southern Minnesota and features a greenhouse, unique potting shed, kitchen garden, perennials and fruit trees. Her garden and blog, www.downtoearthdigs.com have been featured in national publications.
Stacey teaches gardening classes and lectures locally on herb gardening, growing naturally, and the process of building a garden over time.
I start with a basket of freshly cut thyme.
Use a wire wreath frame or, in this case, I recycled some old fencing wire. This wreath will be approximately 12 inches in diameter, but you can make a wreath any size that you would like.
Begin tying the small bunches of thyme onto the wire counter clockwise. Tuck the bundles closely together so that the wire does not show. This will allow you to snip off one bundle at a time for use in the kitchen.
Continue around the wire until it is filled in with bundles. Hang your fragrant thyme wreath in a cool, dry location to dry and enjoy!