Happy spring planting season y’all! I thought I’d share some pics of my burgeoning collection of plants. The husbeast has forbidden me from buying any more for indoors, so time to move outside! But seriously I think I may have an addiction. I have literally 75 plants shipping to me this week to put in my nonexistent front yard.
Since our yard was totally bare bones when we moved in we’ve worked really hard to come up with a great plan for landscaping. Our hope is to pretty much xeriscape the whole thing. Lots of drought tolerant, low water plants and very few demanding renters! Since I don’t have the info memorized how how tall the plants will grow, how far apart to space them etc, I wanted to keep a little book of that handy. But y’all I don’t need any more books to haul around. So I devised the simplest thing ever
Huzzah! All the info is now at hand. I read somewhere that it was super icky and uncool to leave the plastic info sticks in the ground, so of course I can’t be icky and uncool. Hence my keychain of awesomeness. Really at the end of the day the Husbeast and I carry it around when we’re planning on the weekends so I can easily reference what we’ve already purchased. The nice thing about this is once the rest of the plants arrive I’ll make this color coded so I don’t have to remember names Here’s how I did it. I don’t even think this can be called a tutorial really because it was so ridiculously easy.
So useful! In other news I also thought it would be fun to share with you what we’re growing indoors. Lots of it will give you a clue into our front yard. We’re definitely taking our tropical farmhouse theme out of doors!
Here’s my first new favorite, my winter cactus. He’s pretty happy in the sunny windowsill. Y’all I swear this cactus did no growing for about two years and then this year he’s shot up and out like a hormonal teenager.
My green onions are really rocking and rolling too:
My hens and chicks sempervivums are also coming along nicely. I adore the color and the southwestern flair of these! Plus they’re extremely hardy so they’ll survive our winter easily.
And they’re both having babies…awww garsh!
I’m also starting some more hens & chicks in an egg carton, on top of some ornamental cabbages. They’ve just started popping up but they’re going to be my actual favorites. I can just tell
I’ve also got a few purple coneflowers and Gaillardias going too.
My Mother-In-Law’s-Tongue has also finally started growing after being dormant all winter. That’s kinda excitin’!
(Almost) Last but Certainly Not Least….meet Turk and Caicos our new Musa Basjoo Banana Plants!!!! They’ll grow up to 15 feet tall as long as we overwinter them.
….and then last and most certainly least my jalapenos:
They’re really kicking ass and taking names for sure there.
Is it weird that I’ve now asked for an indoor mini greenhouse for my birthday?!