I told myself… “You don’t need them. Don’t do it! You like not watering… no flowers will be FINE!”
But, what is it about hot sunny days that make you sprint for the local greenhouse anyway?!
Ah well, I was weak and went. And came back with stuff of course.
Which is ok. My Potting Shed area is in need of some blooms anyway. It would never have forgiven me if I took a year off.
So I head out to a local greenhouse in my area called Five Maples Nursery. (not a sponsored post) They make some of the coolest planter creations around. They really are like art.
My eye was of course totally drawn to the larger planters that are perfectly done. Plop down and water and pretend you are a master gardener!
I was sooooo tempted to load up with the big guns… but since I don’t love to water, I decided to start small.
In case they die and all.
I also veered into the garden tool area, and picked up one in particular.
Along with treating myself to pretty new gloves, this hand weeder with a rocker (Amazon affiliate link) drew me in.
I saw my neighbour pulling out his lawn weeds with the stand up kind, which I do have. No idea why I haven’t used mine in years. Silly.
So I decided to get the hand tool to see if it would encourage me moreso.
Since my wonderful neighbour Hank power raked the moss out of my front yard, I also picked up some (pet safe) lawn food, so I’m kinda into fussing a little more over the lawn part. I haven’t fed the lawn in YEARS.
However, I’m visioning it nicely cut with the lawn food hard at work turning those blades a lovely deep green. I shall keep you posted!
Just a small tip on this hand tool… make sure you take your time and pull up the entire root system. If I moved too quickly, the roots snapped, so I image they’ll visit me again soon…
So anyway, while shopping, I moved into the planter box area.
Boy, did I love this cedar vine planter strung up with twine! I mean, even I could handle a garden this size! What a neat compact garden idea!
And here is the optional other side. They are removable planter boxes with rope handles. Genius! And takes up so little room.
Nearly made me want to get it to have a tiny, easy care veggie garden.
Why do the gardens in the ground become so difficult to maintain?!
However, I was a good girl, and just came home with the flowers, lawn food, container potting soil, and a safe, organic grass killer so I can stop weeding my cement driveway.
Goes without saying, I had a pretty fun weekend!
And you know you’ll be the 2nd to see the eventual outcome…
So out of all my garden finds, have any tips on getting rid of grass on cement driveways? Or yanking out all those weeds? I’d love to hear what you do!
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