Thursday, March 8, 2012

Signs of Spring

   Yesterday the weather here was sunny and warm.  This is unusual for March in Southwestern Ontario.  Naturally, now I'm dreaming of Spring.

    Our plan this year was to work hard on the landscaping for this old house, but that is not to be.  Instead, to appease my black thumb (really, I kill everything, but never quit trying), I plan to make some container gardens.  I did have some success growing lettuce and tomatoes and herbs once.  I'm going to try that again.

Look at this beautiful box garden via LLH Designs!

I dream of one day being able to not kill my gardens and containers.  I've given up on houseplants, although my children and pets seem to do all right.  Look at this:

Just imagine being surrounded by all that fresh, vibrant green!

My all time favourite plant is the Limelight Hydrangea.  I love the bright green flowers that turn white and then brown in the fall.  I think I'll put some into the big pots at the front of our house so we can take them with us to our new home, wherever we end up.


What does your garden look like?  Got any advice for a beginning gardener like me?

xo Meg


  1. Oh my goodness, I have a black thumb too. Our yard and flower beds have been a nightmare the whole time we've lived in our home. Good luck with your container gardens!

  2. I wish I had advice, but I have a black thumb too. One of the best things about the house we moved into was that it already had an established perennial garden. It needed a lot of cleaning out, but that I can do!