I like plants. Plants don’t necessarily like me, though, and I have a very hard time getting plants established in beds.
A friend of mine has a great idea, one that I borrowed this year. I took all my old plant pots out (from the failed past years’ attempts) and filled them with soil. Then I bought easy bedding plants: impatiens, geraniums, nicotania and some spiky thing that I can’t remember the name of. I put a couple plants in each pot, and voila! Instant garden.
Once our deck is completely painted and dry, the plants will go up there to brighten up our new space.