May 13, 2008

Green Thumb

Brian and I discovered the wonderland of Countryside Greenhouse in Allendale, MI. We ventured there Sunday. It was a nice get away on a rainy day. This place is like a flower emporium. They even have a snackbar with free popcorn! Being inside the greenhouse during a downpour actually sounded a bit like a relaxation tape.

We came away with herbs, vegetable starters, perennials, annuals and a hanging basket. I love all of our purchases. I have one garden to the right of our driveway that I'm trying to make into a beautiful perennial garden. I have this hope that it will attract all of the butterflies. This year I added coneflowers, daisies, a windflower and delphinium.

I planted Gerber daisies along the border in front of our house. My herb garden has rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme and cilantro. I also made a small container garden for our deck.

I hope someday soon Brian and I will find time to turn over the vegetable garden and get our seeds down. That probably won't happen until Memorial weekend, so I'll cross my fingers for good weather.

The rest of the day is going to be spent on Junior League obligations and time with Maggie. No knitting today, unfortunately.


Jacqueline said...

Wow! I am very impressed by all of your hard work =) The flowers look great!

Patty Ann said...

I'm impressed and envious. I need to get busy in my yard.
Butterflies absolutely love those coneflowers. I had good luck with delphiniums also last year.
Let me know if you have any luck with cilantro.

Jacqueline said...

If you ever have "too much" basil, I can take it off your hands! I love fresh basil with tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.

Angie said...

I need to learn how to time the growth of my fresh basil the same time as my tomatoes so I can actually enjoy them together.