So this isn't a craft. But I still have to post it.
A few weeks ago my oh-so-nice boyfriend let me plant a garden in part of his landscaping [he even helped me!]. I cannot tell you how long I have pined after just a little dirt to dig in. With a string of shady second story apartments in my LA past [shady re: the sun, not management, except for one in Chinatown], I've never lived anywhere I was allowed access to the ground. After the the deaths of multiple tomato plants on various hostile patios, I will never take it for granted again.
So I ravaged the seed rack at Lowe's and planted corn, sunflowers, watermelon, zinnias, and morning glories. They're protected by a border of pest-repelling marigolds that just happen to be blooming in USC's colors, a non-coincidence that I casually pointed out to my boyfriend [brilliant huh?? bringing sports into gardening!]. I also stuck a strawberry plant in there, but I've never grown strawberries before and the little green berries are already getting chewed up by bugs, so I'm not sure how that will end up [any tips??]
This past week all the little baby seedlings having started sprouting, and I literally want to just sit in a chair and stare at them, they are that cute. I'm most excited about the corn babies because they just like miniature cornstalks. I daydream of one day picking corn and taking it straight to the grill [ideally in an adorable gingham-lined basket]. Probably a little too optimistic, but I can dream, can't I?