Having a black thumb is not only a personal burden but its a plight on the whole neighborhood. You would think that with so little outdoor space to worry about (most of it concrete!), it wouldn't take long to have some lovely container gardens in place. Well, you'd be wrong! I just don't have the knack or the desire.
So last weekend we finally put out some living things to celebrate spring. Fully acknowledging my complete lack fo skills in this department, I went with the easy to maintain plants. Its pretty shady out front so that limited my plant selection anyway.
I followed something I read a while ago about having a showy plant, a tall plant and a plant that spills over. Check, check, check. And yes, I do garden with a tablespoon. No fancy tools for me.
The cat was sure something was majorly wrong when he spotted me out of doors, hands in the dirt.
One very small step for Brooklyn Limestone. One great leap for my poor neighbors who have had to look at those pathetic empty pots.
We've had a lot of rain so thus far, the plants are still alive. Wish them luck, they will need it!