Monday, April 23, 2012

More Flowers For The Deck

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
 We were able to get a much needed project finished, which I will tell you about another time. Sunday, was much different as we spent the afternoon taking a very long nap after church and lunch.
Mr. Fanatic definitely needed it after all his hard work.

Hopefully good weather has arrived at your home...we are back to cooler weather and rain, but we definitely needed it. But, last week I was able to freshen up another planter on our deck.

The planter looked pretty tired and needed sprucing up.

I went out and found a new coco liner, which had to be cut down.

After cutting the liner to fit, it was filled with new potting soil.

The container was filled with geraniums, creeping Jenny and ivy.

So much better.

I added two plants with silvery foliage to fill in the sides.

Seems this year I am really loving geraniums.
If you would like to see my other Spring flowers for our deck, you can see them HERE,

and my front porch flowers are HERE.  

I've also planted veggies in several raised bed containers and you can find them HERE

What plants and flowers are you growing this year???



  1. Pam, I love the contrast in colors. We built one raised garden planter yesterday and am so excited to have some fresh veggies this summer. I love yours and if this works out we may add more next year. Now I need to spruce of the poor deck, too.

  2. Pam that planter looks beautiful! I LOVE red geraniums!

  3. It looks so lovely and red add life in it... your basket looks really fab

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  4. I just built a new raised bed for veggies this year . Can't wait for it to warm up enough to plant them. Here in the north it can't decide whether it wants to be spring yet :(

  5. So pretty! I had a couple of hanging baskets with the coco liners & they NEVER do well. Is there a trick that I don't know about? My geraniums look really good right now too. I also have several pots of Impatiens on my patio that are doing great. Our weather's been great until this weekend. It rained & got cool. Tonight it's going to be 43!!!

  6. Pam, your planter looks great! I love red geraniums, too. I spent the weekend working on pots for the front entry. Almost there! Love yours!

  7. This is our year of "watch and learn." It's the first full spring that we've been in our house and we're trying to figure out what's alive, what's not and what needs to be tweaked.

  8. Pam, your planter looks gorgeous!
    Here visiting via the nester. Following you now! :-)

  9. You pack them in Pam. It is gorgeous. Makes mine look puny-must redo it now.

  10. Your planters are all looking fabulous Pam, I love the geraniums and the ivy is so pretty hanging over the sides. Your garden looks amazing too. How fun. Hugs, Marty

  11. Your planter looks lovely. I love what you are doing with your garden generally.

  12. This year, I've got a crush on pansies. But my planter is not even half as beautiful as yours!

  13. I did lots of geraniums this year and petunias everywhere too. I love your planter with the geraniums and ivy. It's very pretty! Your garden area is wonderful and has me so envious! Fresh veggies cannot be beat!

  14. Love how bright and cheerful your planter looks on the deck. I like planting red and pink geraniums in containers,they add pops of color in every corner and so easy to grow:) I love how you paired the ivy with the geraniums, they look gorgeous together. We have raised beds for our vegetable garden as well, looks like you have a head start on yours... looks great:)Happy gardening!Hugs,Poppy

  15. Everything looks beautiful! Don't you just love a freshly freshened up deck and porch? My planters look tired too and I just bought some new liners. Will be heading out to get some new dirt and flowers this week and get started. Thanks so much for stopping by the Vintage Nest blog.

  16. i needed this! looks fabulous!

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  17. Your geranium container is just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration! I am getting ready to plant flowers in some planters on our porch and I love the idea of doing something like this.

  18. Loving your porch planter. I can't wait to get our patio set up. Still waiting for some consistent good weather! Thanks for sharing, liz

  19. So very pretty! Love the colors. Also, thank you for the visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

  20. For a second I thought I was at the wrong blog. Looks great Pam. Your flowers do too. I have to get a new coco liner as well, but I hate doing that job LOL.


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