There's a little girl crawling and climbing all over the apartment, learning and eating and laughing and whining and clapping and dancing and growing.
We also have plants. After 4 or 5 years of attempts that yielded varying degrees of success, our container gardening is going gloriously well this spring.. Let me introduce you to this year's plants.
|L to R, top row: rosemary, marigolds, parsley. Middle row: bronze fennel, regular fennel. Bottom row: marigolds I labeled with sidewalk chalk because it's cute and fun.|
|Decorative lantern added to the flowers, by Evelyn.|
|Cody's Earth Box that's growing this year's green beans.|
|Surprise green beans. I've since added more wildflower seeds.|
|The vines are already creeping up the hanger. I want them to cover the whole balcony!|
|(I love morning glories. I had them climbing up our porches in our old house in 2010. I really missed them last year.)|
Here are our front porch plants! Most of them are in containers that can't drain, so it's good that they're tucked away from the rain. Also, they're pretty and I want people to see them. So far, no one's used them as ash trays. Success!
|More marigolds and morning glories in a bucket.|
|And maybe a bean plant. Who knows?|
|Our one-bucket herb garden, featuring basil, mint, and dill. We've used the basil twice! If you squint, you can see the day lilies in a beach bucket that a neighbor gave us when she moved.|
And since I'd be remiss if I didn't let you know how Evelyn is growing, here's a picture to let you know she's flourishing as well.