Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An August Oasis

I won't say a lot here, other than to remind you that in mid-May, my deck was complete chaos (see below). Now it is a most pleasant place to have a snack, read a book or just enjoy the bumblebees, butterflies and hummingbirds. (Enlarge picture above by clicking on it). Feel free to tell me what you think by commenting below.




10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mirriam
as always you have outdone yourself , my big garden is getting bigger and bigger , thinking about you eveytime I pick a yellow tomato .love and hugs britta

Anonymous said...

Hi Miriam, your deck garden looks great...what a transformation.

ParisCloud said...

Miriam,

Your container garden is fabulous! Everything looks so lush, even after a sweltering summer. I'm inpspired to do more containers next season!

Pat

The Hunky Gardener said...

Your container garden rocks! All you need is a gnome!

reddnas1 said...

Great job on your deck garden. It does look peaceful.~~Dee

Miriam said...

Dear Hunky Gardener: Thanks--I'm glad you like the garden! I'll be paying a visit to your blog. I don't have a gnome, but I do have a plastic owl named Olivia who was pressed into service to ward off some aggressive birds but I retired her after one day finding a bird perched on her head.

Louise said...

Hi Miriam, your container garden is an inspiration to me! I live in a townhouse with a deck too. This is my first year doing container garden and I had some success and failures. Your garden is absolutely beautiful. So glad I found someone who has a similar deck garden, I'm going to add you to my Blogroll.

Miriam said...

Hi Louise--Thanks for writing in and I'm so glad you enjoy the pictures of my container garden. Congratulations on your own garden but watch out, it will soon become an obsession. You'll start with a few pots and before long they'll multiply leaving you to wonder if your deck can support all the weight. Definitely keep me posted on your progress!--Miriam

Tammy said...

Hi Miriam,
Planting time is always so messy. Doesn't everyone's deck look like that in May? Even with a yard - the deck is so handy to everything including a chair to take a break in. Mine was always a growing space for seeds and cuttings. This only left clear a path from the door to the stairs in spring. It helps if you have a patio too to give up the deck.

Your potted jungle is wonderful! You definitely have a green thumb going on.
Tammy
Lost In The Flowers

James said...

That is too funny that your owl had to be retired. I guess Olivia was asleep at the wheel. I cracked up when I read that. Maybe an eagle or a hawk might be more intimidating.