Petunias and Fuchsias

We’ve finally made a move towards cleaning up our front yard, going beyond just mowing the lawn… We trimmed the bushes and planted petunias in the brick flower boxes. I think given their height, something like daffodils or tulips will probably look better there. But I have at least some confidence that I can plant petunias and not immediately kill them, so petunias it is.

Is it just me or is there supposed to be a third bush on the left-hand side here?  The middle one isn’t looking too great either… The drainage in that corner is pretty awful, that’s probably why. Ah well, add it to the loooong list of things to do… Here’s how it looked like before:

I just realized that you can totally see my reflection in the window in all of these pictures. 🙂

While we were buying supplies I perused the hanging plants. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a fuchsia before, but I thought it looked seriously cool so I bought one. The spot where I was looking to put a hanging plant (the front porch) doesn’t get much sun, so I’ll have to see how it holds up. For now thought it’s brightening up our porch just fine. I have an amazing tendency to kill off plants though, so I guess we’ll see how it goes…

Here’s the view standing at the front door:


Posted on April 19, 2011, in garden and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Oh you are so brave! I would’ve never planted anything, afraid it would die!

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