Whenever spring and summer come around, I get a bit garden-obsessed. I suppose I just love being surrounded by plants and flowers; it gives both the inside and outside of my house some color, character, and a sense of home.
I really only started trying my hand at gardening a few summers ago. The first year, I waited until August to plant petunias in our front flower boxes; they died within two weeks. I learned pretty quickly that buying soil that helps to regulate both under- and over-watering does not mean you can just not water the plants at all for a stretch of five or more days.
So the next summer, I started early in the season around May. I planted those same petunias in the flower boxes, then as they continued to thrive and grow over the next couple of weeks, I got the garden bug and planted an entire front garden, complete with salvia, white iris, and a climbing confederate jasmine. I even planted a crabapple tree in our yard. And as fate would have it, THEY SURVIVED.
Here I am a year later, happily pruning and watering my garden (that I barely had to do anything to thanks to the magic of perennials), and still, I'm taking any chance I can get to run out to see if I can add a plant here or a bush there. Lately, too, I've been on the hunt for indoor plants to keep my green thumb in practice year-round. But the truth is, it's easy to get tired of the same old orange clay pots. It's nice to spice it up a bit.
So where do you find unique plant pots? I have to say that my go-to place as of late has been Bachman's on 60th and Lyndale. They have an amazing selection of plants, succulents, and pots of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Their mini plants are perfect for a little windowsill decor to add a pop of color to your home.
My green thumb occasionally still gives out on me and I end up killing a succulent (which are supposed to be easy to care for, but I digress). But I'm improving season after season. I can't wait to see what next year has in store.
Guest post by Megan Warner