I am so happy that spring is here and I am really excited to start filling up the area I prepared a couple months back with some plants. But I am thinking that perhaps one of the reasons I have such a difficult time with plants is because the plants I like don't like Oregon weather. I always find myself gravitating towards the structural and textural elements of cacti and succulents. The large and luscious green leaves of tropical plants. I will say the last plant I got, my little fern, is still alive. In fact dare I say it's even grown a bit? I don't think I have ever said that in my life, even before my thumbs turned brown. I have kept plants alive, but never have I helped a plant to thrive. But ferns love wet climates, humidity and shade - all of which we have a'plenty here in the northwest. And when next week I go from working from sun up to sun down to having a little extra time in my days I'd really like to keep working on my garden area. I have been looking at pinterest for inspiration, but all my pins look like this. What to do. What to do.