Look what I finally got to do yesterday!
Don't you just love wandering a greenhouse and admiring all the color and beauty? I sure do. The problem is I don't really have a green thumb… well, I'd guess I'd call it more of a pale chartreuse green, but this summer I'm shooting for a deep, vibrant kelly green!
I've always admired those homes with beautiful flower beds and colorful, over-flowing hanging baskets, but every summer I'm notorious for either over watering or under watering my containers and in the end having to move them to the back of the house where they can die with some dignity. Where they don't have to endure those disapproving stares from passers-bys. What is even more embarrassing is that my dad is a farmer, and a good one! I mean, you'd think I'd be a little bit better at this!
This year instead of buying the $30/$40 already flowering baskets I thought I'd pick out a bunch of flats and make up my own colorful combos. That said, this is what $30 at the local greenhouse got me. I was able to fill 4 baskets and 2 containers. Here are some of the names of the flowers I picked up:
I will show you some photos of the finished product soon… that is if they are not dead yet!