GardeningI am not a gardener.
I don't like gardening. I don't like the maintenance--weed pulling. I don't like digging in the dirt, watering, any of it. I absolutely hate getting dirt under my nails. I know, that's why gardening gloves were invented. But I feel like I can't dig properly with gloves on my hands.
But yesterday I decided our yard was lacking color. We have a few rose bushes that bloom every year whether I do anything to them or not. A couple hydrangea and lilac bushes and some forsythia trees. And that's it.
I made a stop at Lowe's on the way home from Target and picked up some flowers to plant. I have no idea what anything is, just picked what I thought looked pretty. I spent the evening turning the soil to prepare my flower beds (does it kind of sound like I know what I'm talking about?) and then this morning I went out and planted them. I think they look pretty good...much much better than the empty dirt piles looked before I started. Now I just need to try to keep them alive for the rest of the summer.
These ones said perennial. I hope they really do come back year after year, they're very pretty!
I had to get these ones...my favorite color combination.