I did it, I finally did it. I broke down and planted flowers. Well, I didn’t just plant flowers, I decided to start cleaning out the flower beds. What is wrong with me? I blame the weather. I blame Lowes for calling me in like a beacon with their bright yellow flowers. I blame Yard Crashers.
Have I ever mentioned that I do not like getting dirty? It really is funny considering I was a tomboy. I decided to bust out of my shell of dislike for dirt and press on.
My girls and I went to Lowes yesterday to buy flowers and soil. I had a spending budget of $20.00. Living in Texas, I wanted flowers that did not require a lot of water, and could handle the Texas sun.
First, I had to clean out the area where I wanted the flowers. This is what it looked like before we started.
This flower bed lines the front left side of our house. I pulled as many small roots, rocks, and weeds that my sore legs would allow (I was squatting the whole time). Then my daughter Abby and I worked up the dirt with a rake and added some gardening/potting soil.
Did I mention that I had two helpers?
Now for the flowers. I could not tell you the name of any of them, except for the sweet potato plant. I chose them by size and color, then the girls voted.
Abby and I planted the flowers, while Emily collected rocks and kept telling me she had to west.
Here is a pic of the finished product.
Abby was dying to use her new watering can she got at Ikea. I love this girl.
All of this was done before 10 am. I should get an award. Now I am on mission to dig up old bushes and clean out the flowering beds. We had such a good time.