If you drop in to the Herb n Garden you are likely to find Sue Baltes right smack in the middle of project.
I dropped in on her the other day to let her know how much my granddaughter enjoyed the Haunted Fairy Garden class. I found her, hands in the dirt, potting some plants. Sue opened up shop last Spring in the carriage house right behind the Brightside Gallery on Worth Street.
As long as I have know Sue she has been working with plants, often helping other garden stores arrange plants in her free time. That’s how much she loves it. When this great location came up it was all she needed to get the entrepreneurial bug and decide to open up her own shop. Herb n Garden is a florist, event venue, and yard and garden source all-in-one.
You can find all kinds of interesting plants and herbs here. I’m not real good with identifying herbs other than basil so I just turned my wish list over to Sue. She rounded them all up and labeled them so I could keep it all straight when I got home.
One of the wonderful things about Sue is that she loves to share what she knows with others and she has crafted a great line-up of classes for the Fall/ Holiday season. They fill up fast, so just drop by and inquire about what’s available.
In September she offered Herb Wreaths and Terrarium classes.
October classes featured Succulent Pumpkins and the fun Haunted Fairy Garden Kids class. Upcoming classes include Live Christmas Wreaths, Williamsburg Wreaths, and the Tomato Cage Christmas Tree class that I’m signed up for. I can’t wait to see how that turns out.
You are guaranteed to pick up some creative ideas here at Herb n Garden like this recycled china garden edging. Ever wondered what to do with all those broken and chipped pieces?
Here is my granddaughter enjoying every minute of the Haunted Fairy Garden Class.
And here are her fun results. So many creepy little details. Spiders, zombies, haunted houses and more. Great idea planting succulents in the pine cone too.
I love, love, love this color of green that trims both the Garden n Herb and the Brightside Gallery. So never one to be bashful about asking questions, I inquired about the paint and it’s color. You know I had to get that to share with my readers. Turns out this particular paint is by Sherwin Williams and is appropriately named Relentless Olive. Sue is such a pleasure to talk to, I just know you will enjoy your visit. So if you are in the area, go ahead and drop in to the Herb n Garden. – Marianne