Adding Potted Flowers to the Deck

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29.5.12

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Well hello everyone,

Did you all have a great memorial weekend? Ours was wonderful, it included lots of boating, BBQs and all around family fun. I took lots of pictures and will share some of what Memorial weekend is like on the lake in a post later this week.

Aside from the tremendous amounts of boating that took place we also got around to potting some flowers for the deck to bring in some summer color. The deck has already come a long way since we painted the floor, added new cushions and painted out the wicker furniture but in my mind it it would never be close to complete without adding potted plants.  Of course we still need to paint the balusters, we just need to figure out what color we’re going to paint them first ;)

Deck Cushions

Potted plants add a touch of softness to all the hard lines of the deck and furniture.  The plants bring the whole thing together and make it feel more lived in and less sparse.

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Back in the early spring I purchased a few pots from Home Goods, for a great price, each pot was under $20 with the smaller ones being around $10, unfortunately they didn’t have any holes in the bottom. That was easily fixed with a drill and a special masonry drill bit. Terra cotta is really soft and the drill made quick work of the holes adding drainage to those pots. No one likes a soupy mess in their flower pots, especially the flowers.

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Our deck is super sunny so I chose flowers and that can take a good amount of sun and heat. Gerber Daisies happen to be one of my favorites and can also take a good amount of sun provided they’re well hydrated.  A few Vincas were also added in the larger pot to round it out.

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Geraniums and few more Vincas found a home on our new tabletop we built . The lantern Bryan picked up from Target for me and it holds a citronella votive to help keep the mosquitoes at bay. Mosquitoes are unfortunately a fact of living on the lake. The seashell that usually sits inside has made it’s way into the sun.

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Our peonies are full bloom now in the yard. I clipped a few and set them out on the coffee table because they’re just too gorgeous to have only in one spot, and they smell heavenly.

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I wish you could smell them they are that good.

Peace Lilly

Nikolas has his own little Adirondack chair in the  one shady corner with a Peace Lily tucked into the shade.

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It’s become even more of our favorite spot to sit now.

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Ice tea by the lake anyone?

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