Spring Flowers

Our weather is bizarre lately, but nice enough to think about replacing the tired flowers in our planters. I do have a black thumb but hope springs eternal so we headed out to Home Depot to choose some victims. My husband jokes that we should take our purchases directly from the trunk to the trash and save them the torture of my care. Funny man.

I promised to share this new bell sleeve top with you when it arrived. It’s one of the new designs from Covered Perfectly. I love its sleeve but also it’s banded bottom that allows me to move it up or down depending on the tummy area I want to be camouflaged.

It wasn’t a sunny or particularly warm day so I chose jeans and flats.

shoppingI doubled the beaded chain on my indigo jasper necklace to keep it out of the way while I leaned over unsuspecting flowers.

choosing flowersYou can see how serious I am…I know these plants won’t be happy campers under my care but they’re so pretty.

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I finally chose my victims flowers. My husband swears he could hear them screaming all the way home. We even picked up extra fertilizer:)

shopping for flowers

It’s not that I don’t like flowers, it’s that I forget to water them. My husband is way better at it than me so I hope he will take care of these:)

Have you started planting flowers or veggies yet? We did see some tomato plants but it felt too early to plant them.

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  1. April 13, 2017 / 5:34 am

    Such a pretty top, Jennifer!

    Our town house community is in the process of being painted, including the patio fences, etc. Our area was supposed to be done in November, but they still haven’t started… I can’t plant anything until they are done as I know they’ll destroy pretty much anything in their path… I’m sad as we’ll be home this summer, and I was looking forward to getting an early start and plant plenty of veggies & flowers…

    The best of luck to those flowers! 🙂

    • Jennifer
      April 13, 2017 / 9:24 am

      Thanks, Andrea. That is a shame, maybe you could use pots and move them when the painters are there?

  2. April 13, 2017 / 6:18 am

    Man, you sound like me, Jennifer!!
    We even killed the mint last year—and everyone says how it’s a weed!!
    We may still try a few herbs here & there, but it’s a sad state for plants in our life!

    • Jennifer
      April 13, 2017 / 9:25 am

      LOL. So glad I’m not alone in this Jodie. But mint? That is hard to kill!!

  3. pauline
    April 13, 2017 / 7:21 am

    I love to see flowers but like you am not very good with them,tend to forget to water,also I am not good with house plants they always die which is not good coming from a family of gardeners

    • Jennifer
      April 13, 2017 / 9:27 am

      Oh oh! I have one flowering cactus that has survived living on my kitchen window ledge, only because they thrive on neglect:)

  4. Lesley A
    April 13, 2017 / 7:43 am

    You and your husband are toooooo funny! I’ve almost given up planting anything except silk flowers. So much easier.

    • Jennifer
      April 13, 2017 / 9:28 am

      Now that I could do, Lesley!Great idea. Silk flowers would be very easy to grow:)

  5. Valorie
    April 13, 2017 / 9:16 am

    Jennifer, you really made me laugh as you referred to the plants as “victims” and “unsuspecting”. There’s no better accessory than a good sense of humor! Good luck with your victims!

    • Jennifer
      April 13, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Happy to put a smile on your face! Have a great day, Valorie:)

  6. Katrina
    April 13, 2017 / 10:34 am

    What kind of fertilizer did you buy? I ONLY use “Osmocote” – it is a 4-month time-release that you simply sprinkle into the hole, or scratch around the base of the plant. You WILL notice a difference! Professional nurseries only use Osmocote – you cannot over-fertilize with it. Home Depot & most garden supply stores carry it. Yes, it seems expensive, but you only use a tablespoon or 2 per plant. Watch, water, and enjoy!!!

    • Jennifer
      April 13, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      We did not get it, but I will now! Thank you so much for the suggestion.

  7. April 13, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Such a pretty color on your, Jennifer. This is a very flattering top…get Miracle Grow…it is harder to kill the flowers that way!

    • Jennifer
      April 13, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks, Pam! I do love this blue:)

  8. Joy Brogan
    April 13, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Hi, Jennifer, love this top on you! I am a little uncertain about how Perfectly Covered tops fit. It’s always challenging to order sight unseen on line. How do you find the fit to be? Do you mind if I ask what size you wear? Thank you!

    • Jennifer
      April 13, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      I’m wearing a medium. I think they run true to size. I have a wide back and broad shoulders.

  9. April 14, 2017 / 9:36 am

    Hah! That’s pretty funny about the plants screaming in the trunk. I’ve been a pretty lax gardener these past few years, and our yard is looking a bit sad. We really need to get on it this year. 🙂

    • Jennifer
      April 14, 2017 / 11:32 am

      We do too if we ever hope to sell our house and move on.:)

  10. Karen Needler
    April 15, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    These pants look great on you! The hem length and width is very flattering and work well with your flats.

    • Jennifer
      April 15, 2017 / 3:25 pm

      Thanks, Karen.

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