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Monday, July 11, 2011

Green Thumb?

I know that I am a little bit late on this, but I want to plant some flowers in my front "yard".  I have a little mulch area about 3 x 3 feet, and I bought a little copper planter to use (about 1 foot diameter).   I went to Lowe's yesterday to pick out some plants, and to say the least, I was overwhelmed.

I don't know much about flowers except for the usual...I like the roses, tulips, daisies, etc. but I'm not super attached to any of them.  I know that I like peonies, but I don't think that's very realistic for my project.  I want something with a punch of color!  It doesn't matter what kind it is really, except that it should be pretty resilient.  I am not known for keeping plants alive.  I have actually killed every plant ever given to me and I am somewhat scared to take on this project in full view of all my neighbors and any passerby's.

In a nutshell, please help me find something with some color that will be difficult to kill.

I did take some pictures of some plants that caught my eye...here ya go...

I kept coming back to these gerber daisies.  Are they easy to keep alive?  Come on people, help please!


Paula said...

Ask Mom! I'm right up there with you on having a history of plant killing :-(

Lauren said...

Yes, she wanted to help me do this when she was here in April...I should have taken her up on that. I don't know anything about plants!

mom said...

I kill gerber daisies!