I bitched and sulked for a while after that and decided to never have another plant ever again.
Yaknow, until I went to the store and saw all the adorable mini cactuses and stuff. Then I wanted a houseplant again. But I'm not completely stupid. This time, instead of getting houseplants, I opted for traditional outdoor plants.
I got a little carried away.
My yard now looks like a veritable jungle, and not just because we haven't mowed.
At the beginning of May I filled three planters with petunias (I think) and sweet potato vines:
They don't actually grow sweet potatoes, but they're nice to look at.
I also planted jalapenos....
and some other kind of pepper....
and a pot of peppermint....
and I started cilantro and dill and spearmint from seed. Two weeks later they were definitely not dead. Score!
Well, kind of. It took another month before I finally figured out the stuff in the spearmint pot wasn't so much spearmint as a very impressive weed. I went out and bought a spearmint plant instead.
Now my deck looks like this:
The seeds have gone absolutely crazy....
the mint is all splayed out and probably pissed I didn't give it a bigger pot....
and I have peppers!
So many peppers!
Also, thanks to a little Miracle Grow, the flower boxes have filled in pretty well too.
Even with all that greenery, I think my favorite thing in the entire yard is this piece of onion grass growing out of a cinder block.
What's growing in your yard? Do you have any ideas for all those peppers? Let me know in the comments!