I bought a lemon tree! I’m so excited about it and check on it every single day.
So far I only have 2 lemons but I think I counted 14 tiny ones starting! I’m doing my best to keep it alive and have to admit I’ll be pretty bummed if I kill it.
Last year I started a garden, and I really loved it, but for a few different reasons we decided to pull it out and ditch the garden altogether. This year I opted for potted herbs and various other plants for my green thumb needs and it has satisfied just the same!
I found beautiful hydrangeas at the farmers market a few weeks ago (which is also where I bought my precious lemon tree). I shot them on my deck for this photo, but they are thriving with zero direct sunlight in my screened in porch. It only took about 4 hours of morning sun for them to start looking sad and hot, and I’m happy to say they are back to themselves now inside my porch.
Does everyone apply human feelings to plants, or is that just me?
I forgot I planted perennials in this white and grey pot and was so pleased to see these flowers coming back strong this year. I don’t know what they are called, but they are pretty!
In the metal box, that my husband drilled a few holes into the bottom of for drainage, I have basil, rosemary and some flowers. In a planter off to the side, I have cilantro, thyme and parsley. Those herbs definitely enjoy a bit more shade than these do.
So here’s my happy little corner. In the shallow cement pot I planted a few dahlias from seed with the boys but they are sloooooooooow to come up. I don’t think they are doing great, but I’ll wait and see if they flower!
The lanterns are from IKEA and give off the softest light when the sun goes down.
I love checking on this little corner on my deck. And David loves to help me water it!
I hope to have a few vegetables in a garden in the next few years, and I think that would be a really fun thing to work on with the boys.
Are you a gardener? Do you have any herbs growing? What are your favorite things to grow?