A little Intro and a Question

A little Intro and a Question

Hi, all. Just linked over from the domesticity community. (Don't know how to do that linky-doo.) I'm 21 and honestly am terrible at keeping any kind of plant life alive, so I'm hoping to pick up some tips and inspiration. I'm wanting to plant a couple of containers of flowers. If I can keep these alive this spring/summer, maybe next year I'll try to graduate to things that I can eat. As to keeping them alive, I might be creating something out of whole cloth, but I think I read somewhere that using shrimp shells as fertilizer is a good idea. As it happens, I've got a ziploc baggie full of frozen shells that was supposed to go towards making fish stock. Yeah...never did that. So I'm wondering if I could use those in order to beef up the bagged soil that I have. (I live in an apartment, so miracle gro it is.) If I can, would I have to grind them up and mix them in or just layer them on the bottom, or what? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Plants for a shady area of my yard

Plants for a shady area of my yard

The ‘after’ pictures (VERY picture heavy)

The ‘after’ pictures (VERY picture heavy)

another i.d please..

another i.d please..

termites?

termites?

Color questions

Color questions

Hi, Im new!

Hi, Im new!