I got inspired a few months ago to plant strawberries in a hanging basket (out of the destructive reach of my little guy) and am I SOOOO excited that I have just today seen my very first strawberry beginning to grow. The big girl already has dibs on eating the first ripe one, but I'm just so thrilled to have got one to grow at all I don't care if I have to wait until the second one to taste it.
The flowers on the strawberry are pretty too:
arum lillies (my very favourite flowers) have been with us since soon after we moved to the US. Each year we think we have killed them through sheer neglect, and yet each spring they come back. I love them!
The herbs were a birthday gift to Daddy from the kids, and are doing well. We recently had to replant them from the little starter container they came in, to some slightly bigger pots. The chives took a beating from a boy with a spade (we're hoping they'll perk up again, but not holding our breath), but the basil & parsley are doing ok so far. Although it looks as though we could have used a few more parsley seeds, lol.
Anyway, those are my plants, and I'm just so happy to see them growing :)