Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April Showers...Please Bring Flowers

There are 2 definite things about me. One: I do not have a green thumb. And Two: I am not the craftiest person in the world. But I do give it a try every once in a while.

For our secular Easter craft/decoration this year, we kept it simple and did an easter egg tree. Last year we had a bit of a problem with Landon eating the dye tablets from the egg dying kits!! And then after we dyed them, I kept finding them all over the house! Needless to say, I haven't decided if I want to do them again this year. BUT, the egg tree has got to be the cheapest decoration you can do. And the kids have fun too. It actually kept them busy (and outside) for a while. Lillian kept pulling them down, of course!

Now onto my black thumb. I wanted to plant flowers around the mail box. Keeping it simple...since the rest of our yard isn't professionally landscaped. But I though a little color at the end of the driveway would be nice. Lovey helped me since she's a pro at know what to plant and where/when.

I just hope I don't kill them. I have to remember to water them - sadly that's the hardest part for me. But I'm hoping some April showers can help me out with that!

They loved sprinkling in the osmecote in (a.k.a. plant food).

Maybe my green thumb will turn around after all. But I'm not too sure. I think it runs in the family. Because my sweet cousin has a hard time keeping plants alive too! :-) Rachel...I'm right there with ya!!


  1. Good luck, Linds! Now that I have blogged about my difficulty with watering it has helped me remember to do it a little more frequently - maybe it will help you too! Also, reading your post reminded me of how I loved to pour in the osmecote when helping my mom when I was little too! I haven't thought about that in a looonng time!

  2. I am so with you on the whole black thumb thing! My mom has the most beautiful gardens and I'm hoping one day my thumb will turn green. I'm waiting to make sure we are done with any cold snaps before planting anything again. Well, that and hopefully my mom will help me pick out stuff next time she comes down to visit! Let me know how your garden does!

  3. Maybe the kiddos can take turns watering and watching them grow!! I am trying to plant stuff too this year, and so far I havent killed anything. I have found it relaxing just to stand outside with a hose for a few minutes watering and am actually enjoying it. I also keep a pitcher full on the front porch for the plants out there and that saves time from running to constantly fill it up to water then whenever I walk by and it needs a dousing, I have the water right at hand!!


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