Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Attempting to grow a green thumb

This year I decided to give gardening a whirl. I've always liked flowers, but I just never had a desire to sweat like crazy to weed and keep things looking pretty. With some help from my in-laws, who have green hands, not just green thumbs, I have a rather colorful area around our front porch. The marigolds that they planted have taken over the joint...

This isn't the best shot, but the Snapdragons are growing nice and tall and making their presence known...


What I am really proud of are the two containers I have packed with Zinnias...


Every time I walk out the front door and see them, I feel like I have accomplished something. Hopefully I can continue the green thumb trend from here on out. It's funny to go down to Florida where everything is so much more tropical (big leaves, lots and lots of green) from up here in NY where everything is colorful and more... small.

2 comments:

Jason said...

If you want some indoor tropical plants (even colorful ones), the Garden Factory on Buffalo Rd. has a decent selection. We were there last weekend and almost got a couple but were afraid the dogs would knock them over.

porkchop said...

Oooo, I love zinnias, they're so pretty! Our hydrangeas are blooming like crazy now, I'm so glad we planted them. It really does brighten your day to walk outside to flowers everywhere!

Good luck with the new blog guys!
:)Kristin