|My brown thumb|
See? Brown thumb. That's what you get when you spend the weekend planting flowers! Not a green thumb -- whoever came up with that silly idea?
Anyway, here is my new container garden!
|View from the door to my kitchen!|
It was going to be just the big white one and the two off on the ends, but I overestimated how much dirt and how many flowers would fit in those, so yesterday I ran back to the store for the two pots flanking the big one. The little pots are an unexpected addition as well -- the largest little pot (oxymoron much?) is the lavender I started inside, and the two smaller ones are leftover snapdragon seeds, one for my son and one for my oldest daughter. Up at the top are two pots of mint -- I bought the mint plants at the grocery store and just repotted them to match my color scheme. They're held up by a wire railing planter thingie I used at our old apartment last year.
Here's a closer look at the pots, tagged with what's inside them:
|French marigolds, dwarf celosia, and calibrachoa|
|Four o'clocks (seeds planted) and dwarf celosia|
|Snapdragons (seedlings) and nasturtiums (seeds planted)|
|Five lavender seedlings -- all that came up of the 24 I started|
|Snapdragon seeds the kids planted|
And at the corner of the house, my hubby dug this little plot for more lavender:
|Four square feet of lavender? I hope so!|
Um, do bunnies like lavender? Just realized they may nibble on anything that happens to come up here. Might end up buying lavender plants instead of using seeds, and putting in a fence... or forgetting the lavender patch, but I hope not!