DIY Network: Gardening Adventures Of A Black Thumb

April 26, 2012   //  Posted in: Deck, DIY, Gardening, HGTV + DIY Network Projects   //  By: Emily   //  4 responses

Nevermind that I pulled one of those classic “ooh, it’s so nice, let’s go buy lots of flowers” moves and assembled some lush planters for my deck exactly two days before we were blasted with rain, wind, and snow… it was still good as an education in greenery, and even looked nice sitting on the deck that first day.

My patience with starting annuals and perennials from seed has grown thin, especially seeing that the impatients that I started a one month ago have done absolutely nothing impressive despite my tender love and caring for them. I’m a gardening failure. I think I’m taking it a little too personally.

But good things have happened. I splurged for plants with established roots, leaves, and blossoms. And after shopping around for a solid look that I liked, I finally landed on some affordable but heavy and durable planters for the deck. Warning: They look fabulous. See the whole floral transformation for yourself on this week’s post on DIY Network.

Gardening adventures.

  • Kate
    6 years ago - Reply

    Just read your post over there—nice work. Those planters were a good find! I’m a big fan of ranunculus…maybe I’ll plant some this year, too.

    • Emily
      6 years ago -

      Hey Kate! Thanks for the note. The Ranunculus are my new favorites; in the last week, a dozen new fluffy blossoms have popped up. More lush than I expected!

  • Marylou
    6 years ago - Reply

    Inspired!! I went out yesterday & bought some pansies to plant in the front of the house, maybe a in a pot, too. Even if they only look nice for a couple of months I figure the $13 is worth it…planting today. Your pots look very pretty…I was just thinking this year about doing a pot with some perennials. Thanks Emily.

    • Emily
      6 years ago -

      Glad it spurred some excitement for you; looking forward to seeing how yours look too!

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