Nevermind that I pulled one of those classic “ooh, it’s so nice, let’s go buy lots of flowers” moves and assembled some lush planters for my deck exactly two days before we were blasted with rain, wind, and snow… it was still good as an education in greenery, and even looked nice sitting on the deck that first day.
My patience with starting annuals and perennials from seed has grown thin, especially seeing that the impatients that I started a one month ago have done absolutely nothing impressive despite my tender love and caring for them. I’m a gardening failure. I think I’m taking it a little too personally.
But good things have happened. I splurged for plants with established roots, leaves, and blossoms. And after shopping around for a solid look that I liked, I finally landed on some affordable but heavy and durable planters for the deck. Warning: They look fabulous. See the whole floral transformation for yourself on this week’s post on DIY Network.