Saturday, May 21, 2011

I've been filling the pots on my deck for the summer. As in years past, I walk out to the garden and dig lots and lots of perennials for the bulk of the planters, then just fill in here and there with annuals. This makes it a LOT cheaper to have a lush look. I'm about 1/4 of the way done. These planters are all "free" perennials from the yard mixed with some annuals I overwintered in the kitchen. One of the best things about this method is perennials that I might miss out in the big gardens take on a whole new appearance up close and personal in pots on the deck. I learn to appreciate them a lot more and usually have a lot of butterflies on the deck by mid summer. Good wishes! Eileen


  1. Now that is a great idea! You have me thinking...I've been wanting hanging baskets of ferns on the front porch and I have some growing around the house. Should be enough, once I find some hanging baskets.

  2. That will be lovely! Ferns look and smell so cool especially during the hottest part of summer. Good wishes. Eileen