Seriously, I think I'm about to pee my pants, I'm so excited.
Why? Why? You ask?
Because, I just ordered some seeds (oh yeah, the budget is so tight, we're doing it old school in our household).
For the garage bed (hey! neighbor! we're doing something this year that will not involve Aaron throwing pumpkins there to "see what happens"!), I ordered some zinnias. The bed is 20 feet by six feet (yes, I'm a nerd, I measured) and I ordered a colorful mix, some beautiful pink ones and some sharp chartreuse to offset the bright colors.
Then, for the island in the backyard where the tulips are (because I sure as hell am not going to plant something back there and disturb those tulips that ate my blood, sweat and tears), I ordered some cottage-y marigolds and some smaller marigolds for the edging. I'm hoping they blend well with the yellow daylillies I already have there (which desperately need to be divided).
Hopefully, both areas receive enough sun for everything to take off and do a good job this year. And the best part is, they are all drought-tolerant. Which is very good for fucking Kansas.
Oh! And Aaron's coming home tonight! Yay!