My first disclaimer is that if you happen to know any Cuban girls, you know for a fact that we don’t tend to be lazy in any meaningful way. Second disclaimer – this post is about my own personal gardening choices and no one else’s.
Now that we’ve established that I’m the only Lazy Cuban Girl here, let’s continue, shall we?
I love color in my garden. I love looking out my kitchen window into my back yard and seeing color.
But where our house is situated on a hill here in So Cal, our ground is hard as bedrock. My roses tend to do pretty well for a while, but then they need lots of TLC and fresh soil every spring. My gardening mantra for the roses is “whatever works.” (That’s also my philosophy on parenting, but that’s not important right now.)
But my back yard… sigh. I have and am grateful for a lot of space back there. It’s awesome, particularly in the summertime, because we entertain a lot and have a fabulous Outdoor Movie Theater set up. But planting flowers in this space, especially because of the hard ground is challenging.
So, I don’t. Here’s where my Cuban Lazy Girl side happens. I have old wooden garden furniture and benches that I just arrange plants on. Straight from the nursery. I know. Lazy. Shut up.
I even have a little red wagon with a bottom that was rusting out, working hard now as a plant container.
Admit it. It’s all super cute.