|One of my last yellow roses from last year.|
|My favorite. My Purple ones. I just bought a silver/purple one and can't wait until it blooms.|
|The two rose bushes I bought, three weeks ago, I have no idea where I'm going to put them.|
One of my problems is, I live on a hill that seems to me made up of millions and gazillions of GIANT boulders all nestled together, with approximately four inches of soil on top. Great during the rainy season because we don't flood, sucks during planting season. So I have three choices, raised beds, planter pots or a jackhammer. Since I don't have a little jackhammer at my hands, and I'm much to lazy to go rent one or use one, lets face it, I have too much body to jiggle, even if I did have one. So, I have a variety of planters in the places that I can't actually dig a hole deep enough for things to grow. Which is almost everywhere I want to put things. Here's where things get a bit contained.
|Yep, those are two shoebox sized, storage containers. And yep, those are two pink flamingos.|
I'm the type of person, who despite all the craftiness you see me do, is not at all handy with real tools, so putting together raised beds is pretty much out of the question. I know, I know, they're easy, you say. I call bullshit. Easy for you, not so much for me. That leaves me with planter pots, and I'm good with that. Morning glory and weeds can't take over, I can put them wherever I want or move them when I change my mind. Problem being, planter pots can get quite spendy, even for simple ones. One day, while perusing through the local dollar store, I came across these wonderful little shoebox containers. Perfect. All you have to do is put three small holes in the bottom for drainage and set it on it's lid. If you don't want them to remain clear, you can just get a can of your preferred color of paint, made for plastic, and customize them to however you want. They fit two small flowers and they sit on their own lid to keep them off the ground. Here comes the best part, They only cost a buck each.
|They are perfect for low growing flowers, like the calendula, which happens to be my birth flower.|
|One of my larger, spendier planters.|
|Still a work in progress, but it's coming together.|
Hope everyone has a non-snowy day, unless you like that sort of thing in April.