Monday, May 3, 2010

Seeing Green

I have brown thumbs. I love flowers, I want to have a pretty yard, but I have brown thumbs. Actually, the problem usually stems from the fact that I forget to water flowers, but either way, flowers don't stand a good chance at my house. But this year, I'm hoping I'll be seeing green. See, I have something that has inspired me. Something that has made me want to do better, and remember to give my plants a drink when they're thirsty. That something is this...

doesn't look like much now, but those are my lilies...that I planted...LAST YEAR! That's right, something that I planted last year is actually coming back this year. I know, that probably doesn't sound like that big of a deal to most of you, but for's huge. So these lilies are my inspiration. I want to give them pretty friends. Instead of these

that I had to dig up because they did not live to see another spring.

Aside from planting and remembering to water flowers, we're taking this green thing one step further this year. Nick and I are planning on building a raised herb garden!! That's right, us, Mr. Unhandy and Mrs. Brown Thumb, building and planting. It's crazy. We were hoping to build it this past weekend, but, of course the monsoon like rain kept us from that. We're also going to have another raised bed for a few vegetables.

We're just going to grow some bell peppers and tomatoes here, but we're also planting more variety of things at my dad's house. He has a large garden (and actually knows what he's doing) so we thought it would be better to plant everything else there. I can't wait until I can just walk in the back yard and pick some fresh cilantro or basil, or go pluck a nice ripe tomato off the vine. Here's to hoping I have a summer full of nice fresh produce at my fingertips!


Danielle said...

Watering does wonders but I'm right there with you in forgetting to do it. I always seem to remember in the heat of the day when watering would do no good. Good luck!

Brooke said...

Good luck with the garden and yay for your lillies! I love planting and can't wait to do some this weekend hopefully! :)

Mama Smors said...

awww hope that your thumb proves to be a little greener this year.... i am like you- forgetting to water is totally my problem!!