This year, I am determined to make my tiny patio more colorful and inviting. I am really praying for a mild summer that isn't desert hot or swampy wet. My poppies never survived last year, so I had an extra pot that I decided to fill.
In addition, Mrs. P. inspired me to grow some herbs of my own. The timing couldn't have been more perfect because my work was offering a class called "Successful Herb Gardening" for free! Yippee! I got some valuable information from the class and picked up 5 plants. I was only interested in about 2 or 3, but there was one in particular that was calling my name. A very invasive plant called mint. Intoxicating really.
After my trip to the store to pick up planters, soil, and essentials, I came back ready to plant. While working, it became very obvious what my favorite color is. Two green pots, green gloves, and a green pitcher (it will make an appearance later). Haha! I love it.
I carefully planted and realized that I completely underestimated the amount of soil I would need. I also underestimated the size of my extra pot because I couldn't plant my mint and I had an extra begonia that needed a home. I wasn't going to the store again because I had already spent too much, so they would have to wait. After all of my work, here is what I get to look at and care for every day:
From left to right: basil, chives, oregano, and rosemary.
My begonia doesn't look all that great in this picture, but it's doing pretty well now. Do you see my little friend? I love him. He makes me smile.
I plan to get some hooks so that the big planter can hang from the rail and not perch precariously on the edge. I will do an update soon to mark the progress.