Getting Over A Black Thumb – Calling All Gardeners
It’s not secret now that my husband and I are building a house. It’s a new experience that I’m really looking forward to and am excited about. I have all sorts of plans on how to make that house much better then the current house we have now. One of the features I am wanting to concentrate on my home is landscaping and gardening.
My plan for the outside is simple. In the front of the house I want some flower boxes near the basement window (similar to what a typical home has) filled with lilies and other easy to plan flowers. I am not known for my green thumb, in fact I have the total opposite. I have never planted a flower successfully in my life, but I feel like I have done a little more research now and I am ready for next year.
Out the back door and onto my deck near my kitchen I am hoping to have a windowbox filled with fresh herbs. Having fresh herbs is very important to me since I am sick of using the dried ones. I feel like having fresh herbs benefits my cooking. This I’m a little nervous about. Last year I won a contest online where my prize was a “fool proof” herb kit. Well, it wasn’t that fool proof since nothing ever sprouted.
I was also thinking of doing something elsealong of the back of my house with some other easy to grow, low maintenance flowers (I am still a beginner and I want to take baby steps). I have been looking online and you can find some beautiful window boxes that suits everyone’s tastes these days. I just need to get over the intimidation factor and find something that would look great in those boxes.
Any ideas and suggestions for easy to grow, low maintenance, re-appearing year after year flowers?
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