Plants Plants Plants!

I think I have mentioned before how much I just LOVE plants and how it is becoming a hobby (which I feel are important to have!), but I definitely am still a rookie when it comes to growing plants in and outdoors.  What I am really starting to love is the constant learning and the community of plant lovers!


I visited my parents this past weekend–my mom definitely has the talent; a natural greenthumb!  I wish I had taken pictures of her flower garden, vegetable garden, and the assorted indoor plants throughout the house.  Among so many, she has 13 orchids that bloom at different times of the year!  She taught me a lot about which indoor plants need east sun, south sun–there is so much to know!

On Sunday, Josh and I visited friends of ours who we hadn’t seen in awhile, and when we got there, the first thing I noticed was all the containers of plants, vegetables, flowers, in the front and back yard!  Our friend is a natural botanist and it shows!  She had multiple types of lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, flowers, etc etc etc (again, I wish I had taken pictures!) 

What I am loving about the planting community, is the sharing of knowledge and plants!  She gave me romaine lettuce, purple lettuce, and kale plants and taught me how to trim them, how much sun they need etc..I am VERY excited about this!   So in return, I gave her an ivy plant (my mom and I on the weekend found a good deal on ivys and aloe vera so naturally I stocked up) as they are great indoor plants to have!

  note: a lot of my pots are from the dollar store!  I love shopping for new planting pots

Anyway, I just thought I would share my garden-themed experiences this past week..


Until next time..T. xx

Time to Put The Gardening Gloves on!

So, I am a huge lover of plants (if you saw the inside of my house, you will find plants that are over 15 years old!), but I have never really tested out gardening.  I think my need to nurture and maintain has finally succeeded over my fear of failure!

This year, we haven’t been able to tackle much in terms of yard maintenance, but I finally decided it was time to remove the ugly grass patch in front of our bay window and plant a nice garden!


Thankfully Josh wanted that grass patch gone too- so he helped me remove all the grass, and he tilled the clay ground best he could.

Norah and I had a lot of fun picking out shrubs and flowers at our local greenhouse!

We were in a race to beat the rain this week, so I went out after work in the evenings to plant and rake the soil.

It is hard to tell now, but once these grow in the next couple of years, they will look beautiful!   We planted a few boxwoods, hostas, and ninebarks (I cannot wait to see those grow!) as well as a couple of ground covers (wooly thyme smells AMAZING btw)

Gardening is an amazing teacher for patience and care;  I look forward to maintaining this garden and teaching Norah too!  Plus, it gets us outside in that wonderful summer weather!

So, what outside projects are you working on?

Until next time..T. xx