Monday was Australia's Labour Day. (Yes, I spelled it "Labour"; if it was America's Labor Day, there wouldn't have been an "u". The English language can be so tricky.) That meant TWO full days off for both my guy and me. That doesn't happen often. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and the extra day to complete one of my "50 Before 50" tasks. I've never owned a house plant, pot plant, or planted flowers. Never. I like flowers. I admire them in others' yards. I thought it was about time that I got some of my own.
I googled a little. You know, looking at what I should plant during spring and in this climate. What flowers work best in gardens or pots. Full sun or partial shade. Those kinds of things.
My guy and I talked about it, looked at our yard, and decided on pots instead of planting directly into the yard. Partly because we rent, and if these flowers live, then I'll want to take them with me when we move. But, mainly because we didn't need anymore excess landscaping duties. Really. I don't need to tackle too much in this project.
We headed to Flower Power (yes, I ripped the store's name for this post's title) and rolled out with two baskets full of stuff. Who am I? Hey. Guess what. Flowers ain't cheap. Maybe that's why I've never planted flowers before.
|Matilda and Frederick guarding the plants|
I agreed as long as we could buy the cute pots. I think he snuck a tomato plant in there too. Oh, don't worry, I've already had him agree to go buy more cute pots.
Yep, there's 3 strawberries that you can see. We're growing strawberries already!
I even got myself some cute gloves, because, really, I need cute pots and cute gloves, right?
|No make-up selfie for the win|
We've got flowers!
|You can see my inexperience with freshly planted flowers in a picture - soil everywhere!|
|Yea, I know, we need to clean out those dead leaves under there. One step at a time.|
My gardening squad
Now, let's only hope I can keep them alive..................