Let's talk about flowers a little bit. I love them. But I have always only really worked with cut flowers. I kind of stink at keeping things alive in soil.
Well, this is the year that will change. I bought some planters to sit on top of my deck railing. I can't find them online at all because I bought them at a small local mom-and-pop nursery. #bloggerfail They are kind of a mix of this and this. I just love the look of coco-lined planters.
But this post is really about what goes in the planters and why. I chose tuberous begonias because they are one of my grandmother's favourite flowers. She is a very avid gardener and has these all over her garden in the ground and in planters. Gardening with her is one of my earliest memories and she is so passionate about her garden.
My grandmother (or Babcia) lives in Poland, where I was born and lived until age 5. Since then, I have only seen her a handful of times but I talk to her on a weekly basis via Skype. Oh how I love modern technology. When I was younger, calling Poland was very very expensive and I had to write letters to her through snailmail. Now things are easy. I can talk to my family every day for free! It's so amazing and I am so grateful.
I still miss them like crazy though. Having little things around the house that reminds me of them makes me feel like they are a little closer. Every time we Skype, she asks to see my begonias and always gives me tips on how to keep them healthy.
I really love being able to see these through the patio door in our dining room. I hope to make her proud and keep working on my green thumb.
Do you have a favourite flower for outside?
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