--I am inspired by everyone's Facebook posts of their beautiful gardening adventures.
--I don't have the interest or energy--or space--for the full scale gardening that so many are doing. But I have room for potted plants.
--My house has arches, which make great ledge space for potted plants. You may remember last year's autumnal decorating:
--One of those pumpkins lasted until the winter until it turned into a gourd. The last of the marigolds just died. Time for some summer decorating!
--I took the easy route and bought gigantic pots at Home Depot that come already planted with colorful flowers--some tall, some trailing. All the plants looked wondrously healthy. It would have cost approximately the same to do it myself. I like the ready-made aspect of these. I'm slightly sad about the missed opportunity for creativity.
--I'll post pictures later.
--I also bought herbs. How I love herbs. They last so long, usually, and they aren't needy plants. I hate neediness in a plant.
--People ask me why I don't have pets, and I say, "I can't even keep plants alive." But I can usually keep herbs going for several years.
--And yesterday, I stopped by a new-to-me gardening center. It was lovely. I bought herbs there too. I arrived home with a box full of herbs. Several times since, I've just buried my face in the herb bouquet.
--I may continue to do that.
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