While the majority of our gardening efforts have been focused on edible plants, I really wanted to add some floral container garden prettiness to the front of our house.
Monrovia brand plants are available at local garden centers and Lowe’s home centers across the country. I headed to my local Lowe's to see what the fuss was about, and WOW! Monrovia was everywhere!
I wasn't expecting to have so many beautiful choices. I ended up going home to narrow things down before finally choosing two Arabian Jasmine plants to frame our front door (along with our container cucumber and zuchini containers that are already out there).
Monrovia made things so easy for me. I'm still scared to death of killing all I grow, but they provide quality plants which come with pertinent tips and instructions to help you succeed. I chose the Jasmine because it will look and smell pretty (but not too strong), but also because of the long bloom season — I can expect flowers next month in June and enjoy them all the way through September!
You'll have to excuse these photos. I came home to helicopter seeds EVERYWHERE (don't you love how they all show up in one day?), but I was so excited to get the jasmine transplanted that I ignored sweeping the seeds away in favor of getting the plants taken care of.
The whole process only took a few minutes. Some soil and starting fertilizer into some pretty rustic-looking galvanized planters was all it took before adding in the Monrovia plants.
What gardening projects are on your to-do list?