Sunday, May 27, 2012

Our Flower Garden

This morning when I stepped out front to water the flowers, I got another little surprise! We had another one of the pots we planted the sunflower seeds in sprout over night! Super exciting!

It feels so great to finally have a green thumb instead of the black one that I had most of my life. I feel like I could grow anything! I know I can't, but it feels good to have some confidence when it comes to the garden. And our other sunflower bloom looks huge this morning, bigger than yesterday!

Look how tall it is!!! It's as big as my son! I love it! I feel like I'm kinda a pro when it comes to these sunflowers! 

I wish I could say the same for what I believe to be my up and coming rose bush. See, it all started a couple months ago. My oldest daughter wanted to plant some Forget-Me-Not flowers that she purchased at the store. That's fine, we planted them. Weeks and weeks went by and nothing. Black thumb and all, so I didn't think too much of it. It was just kind of like whatever, they didn't grow so we will try something else. Which is where the rose bulb came into play. We planted it in the same pot that we planted the Forget-Me-Nots in, because they weren't growing so I didn't think it mattered. Didn't really expect the rose bulb to grow either. But now in that same pot, I have 3 separate plants growing. I don't know what they are. I'm thinking one of them has to be the rose bulb we planted. But because I've been such a failure in the gardening department for most of my life, I have no idea what the rose should or will look like as it grows, or the other flowers for that matter. And I don't really have anyone that I can ask, which is where all of you guys come in to play. I took a picture this morning of that pot.

Why the heck is this picture sideways, and why can't I fix it?

Anyways, as I was saying. The plants on the top, in this case, are what I believe to be the rose bulb, the one on the bottom is what I think is the Forget-Me-Nots. Can any of you confirm or deny this? Do you think it would be wise to get them out of the pot and into the ground? Or do you think any of it is a weed? My mom thinks the "Forget-Me-Nots" is a weed and not a flower. But I don't want to uproot it in case she is wrong. I need some help!!! Please!! What do you think?

And if you know how to rotate that pic, please let me know so that I can fix it for future posts.

Thanks a bunch! 

I hope you all are having a great Memorial Day weekend! And a big thank you to all of those serving our country, and another big thank you to those who have served in the past. 



  1. Joel may be able to help you figure out how to rotate the picture properly. I'm not too sure why it won't let you rotate it. Unless you can open it up in your picture viewer and flip it around and save it that way.

    Love the garden coming along. I want to do that one day, but we need to own a home first. I'm not putting backbreaking work into the apt!

    Great job and have a nice weekend!

    1. That's just it though because when I opened the picture to add it, it was right and then once I put it in the post it went sideways, none of the other pics do that.

    2. Hmm...that's strange. I don't know what's up with it. :/