I wish I had pictures of those times but sadly we didn't have instant access to I Phones, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all those other goodies. But, my grandma taught us to appreciate flowers and vegetables and berries fresh off the vine. Oh what sweet innocent times.
My mom definitely inherited her mother's green thumb. This picture is looking out at one of Mom's many gardens but sadly I didn't capture flowers, but believe me she always has some in bloom.
Of course, me being the antique/junker I am, I cannot garden without mixing in some fun garden junk both in the way of planters and good ole junk, objets d'art (which is probably an oxymoron, but let's not get technical!) Now, let it be noted that both my mom and boyfriend DON'T get my vision of beauty in junk... BUT I'll excuse their lack of perception! lol.
Succulents are not something that my Mom is into, but I have fallen in love with these easy to care for almost impossible to kill plants. They're perfect for junk containers and I've had fun creating fun mini gardens with them. Here are some of my results:
Colanders are great for drainage and the old aluminum tea kettle catches the excess water
|My latest planting is using a large chicken feeder for lots of succulents.|
This blog is also my tribute to my inspiration for gardening, my Mom, Evelyn, who celebrates her 88th birthday on Monday AND she still gardens! Happy Birthday, Mom!