Friday, June 27, 2008

Gardening: Maybe I Don't Suck

It's been two weeks since I replanted the garden and it's actually looking quite fantastic! These photos were taken last week and it's already gotten prettier looking. Well, some plants are prettier, some are more dead looking. But none are all the way dead, so this is a HUGE success for me and my brown thumbs.

I went to Lowe's and asked for plants that could withstand intense heat and an absent waterer. He recommended the potato plant. Unfortunately for me, it doesn't actually grown potatoes. But it does have sweet little purple flowers. There's also some lilac and a fern (that's old... I'm not sure where it came from.)

I have no clue what this is. But it's cute and pink and bushy-esque.

I've had this one for a while. Don't know what it is. But it got real dead for a while. Now it's coming back! It even has little green sprouts! WOOOO.

The basil doesn't look so hot in the afternoon. I think the sun is too much. But in the evening/morning it perks right up and looks fantastic. And this was a week ago. It's much fuller now. I think of pizza when I smell it.

The chocolate mint. It's not doing so hot. Some of it is dead... some of it is still alive. It smells AWESOME! And how adorable is the little metal sign that says "mint"?! Fantastic.

I.Love.This. It's beach grass and it looks so summery and fun.

My little garden :-) I have a bet going with my Sister-in-Law that the garden will still be alive when she goes home (she's here for the summer). I can't lose... too stubborn. Plus, a dollar is a lot of money these days.


Jen said...
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Jen said...

Basil requires a crapload of water. Mine wilts constantly because I always forget about it. If you just water it a bunch, it should perk back up.

The plants look good :)

Jen said...

PS - i'm the idiot who deleted my comment...i spelled 'crapload' as 'carpload' and i didn't want you to interpret it as 'a bunch of carp.' that doesn't make sense. :)

Diabolina said...

so purty. you done good!!!

i wish mr. D would let me decorate the patios. but that's his project.
three years after we moved in...


Anonymous said...

I'm loving the pic of the black cat on the white chair.

Wendy said...

I heart your kitty chillin' in thse pics. :)