Tuesday, May 18, 2010

a rainy day in my "garden"

My garden is really just a bunch of pots. I like it that way; they are portable and can be taken inside when the weather turns bad. This year I've found that I have somewhat of a green thumb. I love planting things and watching them grow! In addition to what I have, I want to plant some eggplant, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs (rosemary, basil, Thai basil, Italian parsley, chives, cilantro).

Last summer some wild strawberries popped up in our flower beds. They came back this spring and have completely taken over everything!

My Swedish ivy is looking very sad and neglected. I'm nursing this back to health.

Iceland poppies are so beautiful, and like the pansies, these are thriving in the weather. They've already bloomed once and they're set to bloom again soon.

My grandma had a pot of donkey tail in her front yard. I loved it as a kid; it was huge, very mature, and they looked like little green bananas. Mine is still very young, but has grown a lot.

I'm not sure what species of succulent this is, but I like it. It's really grown since I first got it in September. I want to get an aloe vera plant as well.

My sad pot of lavender is dying/already dead. I'm trying to nurse it back to health, but if all else fails, I can pick up another plant from Lowe's.

This is a cactus kit, but nothing exciting has yet happened. Cactus can take over a hundred days to germinate, so there's still time.

I found this hot pepper kit at Lowe's. The ones on the left are Portugal Hots and the ones on the right are Cayenne. The center pots are Santiago. No movement from them yet, but I'm still holding out hope.

This pot of pansies was a surprise from my step-mother. They have been thriving in this rainy, cool weather.

My mom's strawberry pot just bloomed! I can see tiny little green berries in the center of the flowers.

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