There are things we know we should never, ever do. Things we’ve known since we were young.
Never cross the street without looking both ways first.
Never interrupt someone while they are talking.
And whatever you do, never, ever, ever go shopping on an empty stomach, because if you get to the store and it’s the day they are offering free samples, you’ll get home, unpack your groceries, and realize you bought 10 pounds of amazing raspberry cheddar gourmet cheese, a 48-count case of health drinks, and a huge box full of bacon.
But you managed to forget the basics.
Things like milk, eggs and bread.
I need to add to my list of never evers, because I make the same mistake all the time.
I should never, ever, EVER go into garden nurseries.
I walk in and see rows and rows of brightly colored petunias, elegant calla lilies, and glorious dahlias.
Oh, and lavender. I just stand there like a fool sniffing it to my heart’s content.
In the midst of all that blooming beauty, I forget that I’m a flower killer.
When we converted our shed into a guest house, the final touch before I took photos was adding a window box filled with flowers.
They looked beautiful…
for about a week.
Then I forgot to water them, and they shriveled up and died from neglect.
I comletely forgot about murdering those poor flowers, and I happily returned to the garden center and came home with more beautiful flowers for the window box.
But this year I wanted a more rustic window box, for my soon to be doomed beautiful flowers. Here’s how I did it:
Rustic Window Flower Box for the Guest House
I started with my DIY pallet crate Get the tutorial HERE.
Then I got a bowl full of soil,my new victims, and set to work.
I filled the bottom of the box with soil.
Then one by one, I planted those pretty snapdragons.
Then I watered them with care – because I’m very good at watering for a day.
Then I took that pretty flower filled window box out to the guest house, stood back and surveyed my work, and suddenly I had a flashback of the previous poor flowers.
And realized I probably should have bought fake flowers. 🙂
I really, really, really a going to try not to neglect them this year though!