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Giveaway: A Miniature Oasis – Even in the City

I love living in a city – even if it means I have to forego a decent garden. I live in an apartment in San Francisco with only a small front porch but I decided to try my hand at a herb garden this week. I love the idea of a fresh array of herbs I can snip to garnish a fresh salad or whatever I happen to be cooking.


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I turned to Terrain and found the perfect oval shaped pot to plant my herbs. When I arrive home and turn into my little porch, I have to smile when I see my petite garden. One little snip of tarragon or thyme to use in a salad infuses a lovely flavor and makes me so happy!

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Pictured: Fiberstone Low Oval Planter


Now is your chance to win $100 toward making your own herb garden or any other item from Terrain’s lovely site. There are so many possibilities for bringing a garden to your porch – or if you’re lucky enough – your garden!

To enter to win the $100 Terrain gift card, simply tell which indoor or outdoor planter is perfect for your house on in a comment below. I’ll be notifying the winner via email on Sunday, September 13th.  Good luck!

This post is a partnership with Terrain. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Image by Emily Scott for Sacramento Street

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let it shine . . .

I was just thinking that San Francisco wasn’t going to get any June gloom, but today felt like we zoomed past summer and fall, right into December. It was pouring buckets of rain, dark and humid – not a great combination. So I started day dreaming about the sunny days that are about to grace us and how I want to relish them. San Franciscans don’t take warm sunny weather for granted. If you’ve got the sun shining down on you – get outside, only if it’s for a walk or to run errands or to sit with a cold glass of ice tea and your favorite summer read. Enjoy it!

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a breath of warm weather . . .

The saying “April showers brings May flowers” is what I find myself saying when a cold rainy day approaches in April. I always hope that it will turn my frown up-side-down. This year has been unseasonably cold throughout the entire country and I think we’re all ready for some warm days spent outside reading with a cold glass of lemonade and gathering around an outside table for late night dinners or mimosa brunches. So mother nature, if you can hear me, could you please send all of us some warm rays of sunshine?

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