Gentle Readers, here is a picture of my dream
but here is what my reality looks like.
Darn you, Pinterest, for making rain gutter gardening look so easy!
I have planted loads of seeds in these gutters, way more than I ever expected. But the birds and squirrels have eaten some and spread much of the seeds all over my yard, which is why there are so many bare patches in the troughs. The real challenge, though, is that I can't keep these gutters wet enough. They dry out in a hot minute, even during a cool spring season, which does not bode well for the coming months. Even if I remembered to do it, there's no way that I have time to water them twice a day.
Has anyone ever had a project turn out as well as it looks on Pinterest?