Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Container Gardening



I've been busy this week trying to get the garden and the deck containers in order before the long weekend. I thought I would show you what is on my deck so far.




I bought two small side tables to use as plant staging on my deck this year. I already had two smaller ones, and I've combined them all to get the look of a baker's rack, without the steep price. I will add a hanging shelf soon.




The urn planters were from Michael's a few years ago. So far, I have a pot of blue pansies and some scented geraniums in them. The pansies will have to be replaced once the weather begins to get hotter. I'm thinking I may go for purple and orange as my colors this year... maybe a little chartreuse thrown in. :)




Another corner of the deck sports some lantana, nasturtium, and a standard hibiscus. I need to find some heliotrope to add to the nasturtium, and maybe some good old-fashioned marigolds. I'm loving all the orange that is so fashionable in decorating this year.




Well, that's about it so far. I did add a new cranesbill geranium to the garden yesterday. If the deer haven't eaten it, I may show you a picture tomorrow. lol




It's light out and the birds are singing here at 5:00 am these days, which means our cat has been bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and meowing at the bedroom door this morning. So here I am, putting the finishing touches on this post at 5:26 am.

Good morning, dear bloggers! :)

18 comments:

  1. Good Morning to you, too! I have the urge to visit the garden shop, but it is now so hot ........ I'll enjoy your planters!

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  2. Love your planters...and the flowers of course! The deck must be looking very nice.

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  3. Love the planters and you have given me a great idea as I have some old metal tables that I can paint and stack on my deck this year!
    Have fun gardening and I have to say I love the pansies in that planter, what color!
    Tina xo

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  4. Ohmygosh! It's summer!!!! Yipee! Very pretty, too, Mary. I love pansies and these photos - red, white and blue, really - always such a beautiful sight!=]

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  5. Always a treat...the lantana was my mother's favorite....

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  6. It all looks lovely. I bought the same lantana and started to pot some flowers today but need to buy more. :-) Enjoy the long weekend! Pamela

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  7. I love these urns and the big tall one too. Orange is such a fun color and I can see some in here. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me those wonderful comments.
    peace n abundance,
    CheyAnne

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  8. Everything looks beautiful, and the plants are so healthy!

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  9. It's all very pretty, Mary! Your pansies are so lovely. Bess

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  10. Our cranesbill geranium has taken over one entire bed. I didn't realise how well the deer had kept it in check in the days before the deer fence!

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  11. I have the same problem as Pondside the geranium take over the garden. Could I borrow the deer for a pruning trip. I the smiling faces on the pansies. Enjoy the long weekend.

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  12. Pretty Mary! I love those little pansies and like how you've put the tables together in the graduating sizes to resemble a bakers rack. Great idea!

    Nancy

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  13. Oh, so lovely! I love all your garden photos. I enjoyed my visit. Thanks!

    Blessings!

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  14. Hi, I just found you today,, I've come from lavendar Dreams,, I'm a newbie and I'm your newest follower!

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  15. So very pretty! You certainly have an eye for arranging your plants. Love the urns! Kit

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  16. So very beautiful Mary.. Your one very busy lady.. Hand over some energy. :) Have a nice day.

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