I will be the first to admit that my name is uttered in hushed tones in the houseplant dept at any local store, because I cannot (for the life of me) keep plants very well.
So far, in my 25 years of life, I've had ONE houseplant NOT die on me, and it was a pathetic poinsettia that my ex had given me. My MOM was the one who killed that, she put it outside because her cat used it as a toilet, and it was frostbitten in October of '09. It had grown from 4 leaves to a BUSH and I'd had it for almost 3 years. I was depressed to say the least.
Just before Christmas (and before I was kicked out and had to move in with Mike and his grandma), Mikel bought me a new poinsettia. It almost died in the 2 weeks after I was kicked out before I could go back and get it, but somehow, I brought it back around, and here it is now, with my "money tree". (My Poinsettia's seem to stay red all year for me, not sure why)
We decided to do some container gardens this year instead of flowers (although there are still flowers out there), so we could get the drop on "Sustenance" Gardening for when we move this fall. We need the practice lol.
Outside we have
Strawberries, half dead mini rose, spinach, and romaine lettuce
2 grape tomatoes and a green pepper
Pansies on the left, Mossrose and Ageratums on the right
more half dead mini (Koran) roses, and a "Mixed" tea rose in memory of my dog, Belle (she passed away in 2006, FINALLY found a rose that reminded me of her).
Romaine Lettuce, one of the other plants blocked most of the light in the garage, so they're a little yellow
And our newly green patio!