Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Any green thumbs out there?

D and I took a short trip to Home Depot to pick up a couple things today, and looking through the garden center I got inspired. We have some different spaces in our front yard and enclosed patio that could use some cute plants, but I so do not have a green thumb and so am not sure how to begin. I want to get plants that are not toxic for pets or kids, obviously, but also are hopefully somewhat hearty since I'm not the best at keeping up with plant upkeep. Oh, and should be able to take a good bit of direct sun. And is it ok to transfer a plant to the ground now, as we approach winter? I know it's California so it'll be mild... It would be nice to have something in the ground by our housewarming party next month.

So, anyone have any advice?



  1. I am the last person to offer advice on this subject (so be warned) but we just planted a large pot of mums and they look wonderful in the ground. My neighbor told me this is the perfect time of year to plant those.

    But I would bet most things in your climate would be okay.

  2. Home depot has some good plants, but I highly recommend going down to Summer Winds on Winchester....they are super knowledgeable.

    Also, I have a few gardening books you can borrow including Sunset for Northern CA, which will tell you what plant thrive where.



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