Relationship-Building Projects

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Posted by @Cuzz4short on
Your significant other isn't really into your gardening or plant culture? Get creative and find ways to involve them. You just might spark their interest..

Since purchasing our new home, I've been into landscaping, gardening, and potting plants. My girlfriend, on the other hand, not so much. We had a few empty spaces in our new home and a idea arose. I asked her: "What if we get a decorative plant shelf to complement these areas?"

She didn't necessarily see the vision at first till we went to a local craft store. While we were at the store, we found an antique-looking stand. We then found random and quirky pots to place on there as well.

After a very long time of looking around for the right pots, we combined our vision. Something creative, simple, and most of all, fun. I had some succulent plants already. We then took a trip to our local Lowe's and purchased some shade and sun annuals. I let her pick what she wanted, within reason. This is a "couples project." Next, I educated her slightly on what would grow under our lighting conditions. That night we stayed up till 1:30AM completing the task at hand.

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After that, she was a "little" more interested and actually went back and added another plant stand.

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Since then, we've completed a perennial garden and a raised bed for our mailbox, and we've planted azalea bushes next to the house.

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The last few months of combining our ideas and working together have been great. Give it a try!!

Comments and Discussion
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Nice! by cliftoncat Sep 29, 2016 9:01 AM 5
Plant stand by Hummingbird Sep 28, 2016 8:10 AM 4
Or another approach... by Bonehead Sep 28, 2016 8:05 AM 3
Cooking and separate but it's ok! by Anderwood Sep 24, 2016 7:56 AM 0
A place to enjoy as a couple by gardenersdetective Sep 24, 2016 6:43 AM 0
Great Minds by Oberon46 Sep 21, 2016 9:39 PM 0

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