Spring Fever hit me today.
I was going through some of yalls posts and kept running across the word spring.
I hadn't planned on getting any new plants this year, cause of the super high temps we had last year. My Golden Forsythia doesn't appear to have weathered well and my Mexican Heather is sprouting very little so far. The only plant that is thriving is the mums I bought last November and the no name (clover shaped leaves with little pink flowers that grow on their own stems and eventually get long enough to lay over the top of the leaves) plant that I have had for years.
I had to go to the grocery store and on my way I stopped at the hardware store, big mistake! I was there only to get paint for the shed. I ended up browsing around in the gardening section and before I knew it I had picked up some dill, pansies, lantana and more..
Now these poor plants were probably screaming not to be bought by me. I'm sure they can spot a black thumb a mile away. I am getting better at trying to get Texas hardy plants and plants that once established in the ground can survive on their own, instead of just getting what looks pretty. I do try to be a good gardener, but my knowledge is very little, I read the instructions on the little plastic things and do my best. Trial and error. I do feel for the plants that have come across my path in the past (there were plenty) and suffered my neglect. I really shouldn't be allowed in any gardening sections of any stores, but I do keep trying.
So..I will be spending all of Saturday and Sunday outside planting, painting and mowing.