I was off work yet again today (it seems like I’ve had a lot of days off recently), and we decided to go to a local greenhouse this afternoon. Last year Mark and Aliyah made us some windowboxes for the front of the house, but we never put them up. We plan to this year, so we needed some flowers to brighten up the rather imposing dark green exterior of our house. The previous owners really seem to have had a thing for dark green!
We went to an Amish greenhouse about 10 miles out of our small town. It was actually very well-stocked and much larger than I expected. The prices were reasonable and the plants looked healthy. Hopefully they will stay that way.
In addition to the flowers for the windowboxes, we also got some dwarf tomato plants that will grow in pots (alas, our yard is too small for a proper vegetable garden), and some herbs. I wore Ben in his front carrier. It’s the first time we’ve used it in months, and he seemed to enjoy being up high and he looked all around. The other two weren’t quite so well behaved. They whined and complained that I brought them to a “boring” place and they were afraid that bees might be around because of the flowers. We didn’t see a single bee. They’re too young to be complaining of boredom!!!!!!!!!
In spite of their bad behavior, Isaac and Jonny both got flower pots. Isaac is growing a butterfly plant and Jonny is growing some marigolds. They each got a pinwheel to put into their pots. I hope they will learn that gardening is actually pretty cool.
Ben was still in a good mood when we got home. He really enjoys being out of the house, especially if he is outdoors.
I suppose we will pot our new plants tomorrow. I hope we got enough!