Horticulture therapy

After yesterday’s emotional ups and downs, my mom and dad suggested that each day I do something positive each day, like crafting, drawing, writing, reading, etc. Today, I did just that, and decided to start getting my garden ready for planting season. I also decided that I wanted to move my hanging planters from the backyard to the front yard, where they would get more sun and add to the overall look of the house that I’m trying to achieve with all the vines and plants.

To start, I had Larry and Drea take me to Home Depot so that I could get a few plants to put in my hanging planters. I chose some annuals that I think are perfect because they hang over the edges of the planters ever so slightly, and they have a variety of colored flowers.

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While we were at Home Depot, we saw some stray kittens that have apparently been living in the plant section. They were so adorable, and it was hard to not want to get them and bring them home with me. I did manage to take a few pictures of them, though.

Once we arrived back home, Drea helped me to pull the weeds in the front yard flower bed where I plan on planting my veggie garden this year. Last year I had planted it in the backyard, but I think that the front is preferable because of the amount of hours of sun that particular spot gets a day. We didn’t get around to planting my seeds because it got later in the day, and the amount of work that we had already done was starting to wear me out. So we left that for another day. However, during our flowerbed prep, we managed to find a lonesome caterpillar, who I decided to re-home into one of the hanging planters in hopes that he turns into a butterfly before he eats my entire plant.

At the end of the day, I’m glad that I took my parents’ advice to do something positive because spending my time and energy focused on something that I enjoy was very therapeutic and allowed me to feel productive, which I haven’t felt in quite a while.

2 thoughts on “Horticulture therapy

  1. Your planters look great! I’m glad it helped, too. Also, I think I’d try to sneak off with a kitty too 🙂 I look forward to seeing more pictures of you plants as they grow!

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