It's early Sunday morning and as promised Matley, my six year old, and I are going on an adventure, a greenhouse adventure. Every year I try to be this amazing mother and have a killer garden and every year I fail miserably. I know as a vegetarian I should have some sort of "green thumb" but the truth is, if I had to grow my own food I would starve. (I wonder what it means when you spend your entire 20 minute drive out to a local greenhouse listening to your kid pump you up about how this year's garden is going to be different?)
When we arrived at Herbs & Spice "N" Everything Nice, there were two large greenhouses filled with flowers and herbs, that smelled amazing!
We already have raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and some herbs, so I was going to keep it simple this year and only do hanging baskets. Our backyard gets lots of afternoon sun, so it is important that we get plants that will do well in full sun. After talking to Charlotte, one of the super helpful ladies that work at the greenhouse, Matley and I made our first two selections. He picked out a plant with no flowers and funky leaves, while I chose a purple and white flowering basket.
With one more basket to pick we made our way over to the second greenhouse with herbs. There were so many things to choose from, I had to remind myself we were on a mission. Charlotte pointed over to a red and orange flowing basket and asked if we had any humming birds?
"Not yet," Matley said, "But my mom sure wishes we did!"
"Well humming birds love those flowers," Charlotte said.
And just like that we had our third hanging basket. We loaded them up into the back of my truck and headed home. Here's hoping they last all summer!