This year, I sowed seeds for zinnia, hollyhocks, and poppies. None of these came up. I was bummed because, my garden is more sparse than I like.
So I took advantage of sales at retail garden shops and purchased some zinnias, a few dianthus, a soft yellow double hollyhock, and be still my heart, a Munstead Woods David Austin rose! I've been looking for one for a few years now!
I need to plant them today and water them in well. We're having high heat and humidity again.
I love to grow these flowers because they add beauty to my life and to my home. Just look at the arrangement I made for my home from flowers I grow in my garden -
I care. Small touches like this make my cottage a home, and they affect the atmosphere of our homes. I know my kids notice, and so does my husband, even if they wouldn't take the time to do it themselves, they like the way the home makes them feel welcomed and loved.
Its a small, simple thing to do, using fresh flowers in the home. But its worth it.