I don't really have a green thumb, though. When I had that no-patio place, I tried to have a house plant--a cactus. And I'm not sure if I actually killed it, but it attracted so many gnats that I chucked it.
But now I have an awesome patio! And this is north Florida, so the stores had all the gardening stuff out on the shelves by the end of January. I didn't do anything until March 1st and felt like I was behind. But over the next two weeks, I got my patio to the state I want it. I love it, and it makes me so happy!
|Large tables don't fit so well on these patios, but this 30" square one does fine. Shade-loving impatiens for the centerpiece. Green bell peppers and tomatoes are on the left.|
|Strawberries in the red pot with other plants behind|
|Early Girl tomatoes -- supposedly best for potting!|
|3 things I planted from seed: beefsteak tomatoes (pot too small? probably), basil, and various wildflowers. All are thriving.|
|I've already forgotten the name of this flower. Help? Edit 3/27 my MIL says it's Salvia|
|Beautiful mini orchid|
|So pretty, and so easy to care for|
I'll post some update pictures in a few weeks so you can watch the plants grow. I promise it's better than watching paint dry. (And my "pots of dirt" have already started sprouting!)
Have you started any spring gardening yet?