Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Few Deck Pictures

First of all, my sympathies to AZ in Phoenix, who had to live through a 117 degree day yesterday! I hope I never experience temperatures anywhere near that!!

This year I did not decorate the deck as I usually do with pillows, quilts, rugs, etc.  If I ever have a leisurely weekend home, I may still get a chance to do it. Here is what the undecorated deck looked like at 8:00p.m. on August 8, 2012:

This is a closer view of the Tropicanna flower that I showed you yesterday.

I always enjoy the pink 'Park Princess' dahlias.

This framed planter has really filled out.

 This is probably about as good as the planted crates will get this year.  I expected the top to have a crown of white calla lilies, but that did not happen.

Only one white calla lily bloomed and it came out at an angle instead of on top.
Everything else in these crates performed as expected and I am very happy with this corner. I will definitely be using the crates again next  year.

I hear the most lovely sound outside --raindrops hitting the windows. It's still dark, so I can't tell how much it's rained, but anything is appreciated.

Have to get ready for work now. I have another full day. The Food & Beverage Director and I will be meeting with the bride of our next wedding. It's the most unusual (and expensive) wedding we have done --all individual food station set ups--and we want to make sure to get it right!  I am sure it will go off beautifully, but it's always a bit stressful until it's over.


  1. Beautiful Zoey. Your containers are wonderful and despite everything this year has dished out still look fantastic.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Zoey, you could have a wedding on your deck. It is just beautiful! I have struggled with some containers this year because of the heat, no more small containers, too hard to keep watered.


  3. You do not need any pillows, rugs or whatever with these gorgeous container combos. I love the white freckled calla foliage...

  4. The framed container is darling! The crates are so cute

  5. Just found your blog! Beautiful containers! Just beautiful!

  6. Wow, terrific! Love all the color combos. We had a nice rain too-love that!

  7. So bold and beautiful and confident. I am trying to go with bolder choices, and even tried a canna lily for the first time this year. I'm usually so timid with containers. Why didn't I have them around my patio before? Yours look great!


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