I was feeling loads better so I went to get plants for our window boxes and the little planter on our front step.
I normally go with my MIL, but I went alone this time. And was utterly confused within seconds. Look at all of that!!! Can you blame me?!?!?! I have a severe case of brown thumb, and my brain lacks that bit that remembers anything about flora.
Thankfully, I found someone who worked there, described to her the amount of sunlight the front of the house got, and told her to point out ONE option for the window boxes. She said a lot of things, I said whoa easy there, just point please, she pointed at something, I said good, thanks, and put 12 pots of them in my cart.
I'm always so excited at the prospect of brightly-coloured flowers around our house... until I realise I have to plant them. Eww. I put on my new gardening gloves (the old ones were just too dirty so they were binned) to go plant them, and a stupid chipmunk scared the shit out of me. So of course I screamed like it was trying to murder me. And then I spotted the world's ugliest frog two feet from me, and I screamed again. I can't even look at the bloody things, they're so foul. I kept hopping around till it decided to go into hiding. I also spotted a worm, but I'll spare you the details.
Anywaaaaay, I believe the ones in the window boxes are called Superbells. That's what I see on the tab I stuck in the soil. I'm not about to touch it with my bare hands to check, so Superbells they shall be.
(My house is not tilty. I live on a hill and everything around us slopes downward. The upside is that it's highly unlikely we'll ever get flooded.)
The double pink happened subconsciously. It just seemed like the best colour to go with a light grey house with blue shutters.
So today we have learned that I... 1. am truly not a gardener, 2. scream at wild life, and 3. apparently like hot pink quite a lot.
BUT WAIT! There's more!
This is how I know! And I think I'm going to have to get two more planters so each tomato plant is all by itself. I just did a little research and there needs to be a lot more space between each plant than five inches! Told you I sucked at this...