We’ve recently decided that if we can’t eat it, we’re going to try to filter unnecessary plants out of our lives. Ivy that eats houses unless it’s trimmed for hours every month is one of those plants. Naturally, our house plants are not going to get the ax but we’re trying to stop adding more work to the farm that only reaps the benefit of being pretty every once in a while. So many flowers just require attention which is why we’ve added tons of tulips and gladiolas to the beds in front of the house. Big thanks to Hagebau for selling off their bags of 20 bulbs for 50 cents at the end of the season!
Last year we planted geraniums in the window boxes on the front of our house. They looked pretty for a while but needed lots of pruning. So I decided that this year, we were going to plant something we can EAT in those boxes. They get tons of sun during the day and are therefore perfect for things like strawberries, peppers and tomatoes. Which is convenient since we happened to find those exact balcony plants at Dehner garden center the other day.
Don’t they look nice in the boxes?
The plants are incredibly mature already and have lots of blooms and even some fruit on them. I’m excited to see how they do and if things go well. When they do, I’m hoping to save some of the seeds and be ready to plant these guys again next year. Notice I said “when?” I’m hoping the power of positive thinking will come through.The good news is we have a constant water supply for them nearby since the Newfie’s water bowls are just a few steps away and are refilled often.
Oh, and check out our roses peaking around the corners. They are just everywhere this year!