So there you go. Now for the gardening stuff...
One of the drawbacks of living small and in a condo is the lack of outdoor space. Now, I consider myself lucky because I live on the ground floor and have a small patio and a few trees in space that's maintained by my condo fees. My upstairs neighbors have "balconettes" which means their one working French door opens up to a metal railing. While the upstairs folks have to get window boxes to plant flowers or herbs, I plant in containers.
Last year, I bought a forever hydrangea that gave me a few blooms throughout the summer. This year, it has come back in a big way and I'm anxiously awaiting many more flowers than I saw last year.
My other hydrangea looked pretty desperate at the end of the year last year and I got rid of it. In hindsight, I probably should have waited until now to see if it would come back. Silly me. I picked up another plant last weekend and imagine it will be a lot like the first. I'll get a few flowers this year and hope it thrives next year.
I only went to the garden center for that one plant, but I couldn't resist picking up just a few more things. I found these cuties for the two planters on either side of my patio. I have no idea what they are, but I like them.
And then I bought a few plants for a large pot, but again, I have no idea what I bought. I know everything is going to bloom and that there are a few different sorts of annuals in the mix. That's it. What comes next will be a surprise.
Does anyone else garden in containers? Does anyone else buy plants without knowing what they are?