Brandon sent me this. If you know my husband, you will know why I laughed --out loud! I LOL'd all over this one --for at least 2 minutes or more:
I went grocery shopping this morning. I enjoy grocery shopping with only one child (#3 was at preschool), and I really love our Macey's (not to be confused with Macy's). Today, they had this great kiosk with flower seeds on it, and I went totally crazy, dear reader.
I bought loads and loads of flower seeds.
And not the annuals, oh no! I'm onto the annuals. What is up with annuals? What is this idea that I have to re-plant every year? Who came up with this? I bought only perennials, and lots of them are a variety of daisies, which are my favorite flower (I have Shasta Daisies in my yard that we planted back in 2003? that are still blooming each year). I got so excited!
And then I came home and realized I will have to plant them.
And maintain them.
And I will be having a baby this summer.
Why do I do these things to myself?! It's like the bulbs I bought last fall that never got planted, or like the time Brandon bought me a lilac bush we never planted, or the other time I just "forgot" to weed --only this time, I'm determined to do something different --I'm actually going to plant these seeds. I will plant them if it KILLS me. Because I'm in need of some gorgeous beauty around here! And with my youngest child now over 2 years old, I can have him in the yard with me without freaking out that he might eat mud (he might try it, but he won't swallow it now). So, I can do this, right?
Tell me I can do this!
Also, dear reader, look for some future posts where I moan that I don't know how to garden (because I really don't). This is going to be my practice year. By next summer, I'm hoping to have vegetables! Yes! This whole I-kill-every-plant-I-touch is getting old and I'm tired of using it as my excuse/justification for not planting a garden. I want a garden! Because I love gardens! I love the smells, and the beauty, and the deliciousness. Heck! I may plant strawberries and fruit trees and peppers and kale! Does kale grow in Utah? Have I eaten kale this year? Hmmm...
Do you garden? Does it come easy for you? What is your advice (any of it!) about planting perennial flower seeds outside?