I am super excited to team up with the *Home Depot to write this series of posts on fixing up my yard, ‘cuz I couldn’t have done it by myself! This is a sponsored post….
*(I am truly heartbroken for this country, the city of Boston & for the hundreds of people injured or killed in Texas– normally I maintain radio silence when tragedy strikes our nation, out of respect. And yet this time, while I grieve, pray & hope with the rest of our nation, I have signed contracts that obligate me to continue working. I have deadlines to meet. I never want to appear flippant when tragedy strikes, so just know that I am praying and continuing to do my job, just like you probably are. Much love! -Robin)
So Sister Wife and I found ourselves with an entire day without kids and headed to Madison, MS to Home Depot to work on my “Thriller, Filler, Spiller” planter project. I was really glad Lizzie was with me because as I mentioned, she is in two garden clubs and throws around words like “bed line, raised bed, full sun, partial shade, and potting soil,” with meaning. She even has her own electric hedge clippers and isn’t afraid to use them.
Because I know nothing about plants and/or gardening, I was glad she was with me as my security blanket. I know so little I don’t even know how to form actual questions about what I need or want. By myself I was afraid the conversation would go something like this…
Garden Associate: Do you need help?
Me: Yes. Plants.
GA: What kind of plants?
Me: Umm. Green. Pretty. Flower. Hangy???? Pot. And pointy!
GA: Have you had a stroke? Do you know your name?
I was anxious… but that was before I met Lucy!
Lucy spotted me and Wifey as soon as we walked in the door and came to see how she could help. I explained that I wanted planters by my front door but had no idea how or what to do. I did NOT tell Lucy that I was blogging for Home Depot about the project so I can only assume that she is always this sweet, helpful and not at all intimidating. She wandered through the plants with us for a good half an hour discussing options.
Things I wanted: color, something hangy, something tall and pointy, something green. Yep. That’s what I said.
Lucy was fluent in garden moron and helped us pick out two really pretty ferns (green, tall AND pointy), green and purple sweet potato vines (hangy), and hot pink impatiens (color and pretty)! I found some large black iron pots and grabbed a bag of potting soil and was ready to go.
Lucy had gone to help another customer but saw us loading the car as we were leaving and brought her tiny self over and helped us load the car, which is when I told her I was writing this up for Home Depot!
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.