Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary...

How should my garden grow?

I know, it's half past story time and no one, myself included, is really in the mood for a nursery rhyme right now.

I just need to know - What flowers should I be fixin' to plant?

I need perennials - lots of 'em.
I need annuals.
I even have room for some shrubby fellas.
Oh, I could use some suggestions for an easy climbing rose.

I threw the request out to my facebook peeps and got some good ideas, but I just know my bloggy friends will one-up them. (Shhhh!) And for all of you who are reading but not commenting - let this be my plea to draw you from the shadows. Then, if you'd like, we can all go back to the way we were and I won't bug you again - for a while.
*(If you have trouble commenting - as some have told me - try using something other than Internet Explorer. Can you tell I really need your help?)

Most of my areas are sunny and I generally shy away from reds and oranges. I like cottagey flowers, but I hear they are sometimes more tempermental. Tempermental cottage flowers? This is a whole new world, I'm telling you. So please, be as specific as possible.

I've already documented my status as brown-thumbed, flower-loving novice. As my friend Jess recently lamented for me, "Love really should be enough." In my case, it isn't. Or at least, it hasn't been. But maybe, with your help, this will be the year that my luck turns around and my thumb, at last, blooms.