for most, unpacking completely is the priority after moving into a new house. clearly, I’m not most. I unpacked my fair share of boxes, but I quickly got caught up trying to make our house livable + “us”. (very important, just not urgent). let’s just say, our guest room is currently being occupied with the boxes I’m (still) avoiding. instead, I’m picking out tall flower planters + pretty flowers for the front of our house. like I said, priorities!
my mother-in-law always had the prettiest tall planters in front of their house. I loved the way they framed + fancied up the garage + driveway. I never helped plant them, just envied the finished product. looking back now, I definitely should’ve volunteered to help. or at the very least, watched (so I had a clue what I was doing). I used to help my grandma plant flowers each spring when I was growing up. although I never quite mastered that either.. she always put them in their place + I just dug the hole.
flower planters are a work of art! the pressure was on + still is to keep them alive. you need height + color. I purchased purple + yellow petunias, and a tall grass looking plant (pretty sure that wasn’t the EXACT name on the tag – it said “easy” for keeping alive, so I went with it). after planting, I was slightly disappointed with the height of the grass. but it has since come around. one thing I’ve learned, gardening takes an extreme amounts of patience. (and subtle dance parties when your plants grow + bloom).
do you plant flowers each spring? any good advice for newbies?
if you’re looking for flower planters, I’d recommend ..