This post is inspired by my recent trip to Home Depot. I went with my friends to look at plants when our nursery of choice was closed for the day. I used to work at Home Depot in the garden department and that time made me very interested in plants. Just being there made me very excited for spring and summer! I loved gardening last year and this year I’ll be even more prepared and I’ll also have twice as much space to plant. So these are all the plants I think I’ll definitely be able to grow.
A String of Pearls
I think this plant is so beautiful. I haven’t done too much research on it but I feel like it might be a little tricky. Succulents need just the right amount of water and only on the soil. They do not like water on their bodies as it can cause rot. I plan on this plant being delicate but I am super excited for the challenge.
I have had two succulents since last year and they have been doing well so I really want a cactus. I would like a bigger cactus but it is so hard to find them in good condition in Ohio. People just don’t know how to take care of them and usually over-water or the store sells them inside with no sun.
I love lavender! I grew French Lavender last year and it made me so happy just smelling it. I want to grow a lot of it for my wedding so I can either have the plants all around or maybe harvest it and dry it and make a wedding gift out of it for the guests. Either way, it will be wonderful and make all my guests super relaxed!
Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Kale, and Bell Peppers
I love the smell of growing tomatoes. Just the thought of a fresh grilled burger with a garden tomato makes my mouth water. Sliced cucumbers with salt is one of the best summer snacks. I really want to learn to make kale chips which can be a delicious, healthy alternative to potato chips.
I usually don’t grow flowers because originally I didn’t see a purpose for them. However, I would like to perhaps have a section of my garden that is bee and butterfly friendly. I want to give back to the hardworking bees and I love sunflowers. I might expand my flower preferences and have even more flowers that bees love the closer I get to summer.
Let’s chat! What plants have you had success with? What plants do you love? Do you know any plants that bees love? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!