I kept them around because even though I do not consider myself a gardener or a person who can actually keep a plant alive, I know how much large ceramic garden pots can cost.
I always figured that someday, I might just be ambitious enough to start a container garden.
If scientists ever create genetically modified flowers that are indestructible.
In any case, when we got ready to move back to the St. A. I decided to take the empty pots with me. The house we found to rent has nearly 2 acres with it and the Girls were excited to have space to plant a vegetable garden.
Knowing my propensity to kill green things, I opted to wait before digging into a garden and do research. (It is one of the things I miss most about being a slacker college kid)
While I research the girls bounce around me begging for a garden.
“Okay,” I tell them, “but we will start small with what we have.”
While Ashleigh was off frolicking on a GS trip, Cyra and I wandered around Home Depot picking flowers solely on prettiness factor and color. Luckily, most of them turned out to like sunshine (we get a lot here!) and I eventually figured out the difference between a perennial and an annual (remember, black thumb over here!).
And people, I totally have a garden!
|It's a pink one! We also got the same kind in a dark pink and white!|
|It's a purple one!|
|Some type of Daisy|
|Balloon Flower - Cyra's Favorite|
|All planted and ready for the Sun!|
The ease of which these plants went into the pots makes me almost confident about a larger garden down the line. Now let's see if we can keep them alive...