Here are a couple of pics of my plants, although they weren't taken today. I am exhausted (and sore - when did my joints get old?) from digging in the garden all day, so I will take pictures of the garden tomorrow morning. It's not a spectacular garden, but I know I'll enjoy having some flowers to look at this summer as I sit on our patio, which I also cleaned and arranged today.
This is my hibiscus that I got at the grocery store the other day. It is doing nicely - it has some buds on it! I topped off the soil yesterday, making it look a little nicer. I have it sitting where it gets some sun, but mostly dappled shade. I'm watching it closely to see if maybe I should move it out to more sun. What do you think? Does it need more than filtered sunlight?
And this is my miniature rose. It has one bud on it, and I can't wait to see what color it is! It's also in dappled sunlight, and I'm watching closely. I repotted it yesterday into a larger clay pot, and put some moss on top of the soil (is that good?). Today it looks like it's perked up a bit more. It's sitting beside the hibiscus.
I don't know much about gardening, but I'm enjoying playing with plants and seeing what works best for each kind. I haven't paid more than $5.00 for any one of them. My husband and kids laugh every time I come home with a scraggly plant, but so far they've all lived!