Saturday I dropped the girls off at Sight and Sound and Fab Fashion and then stopped to buy strawberries. I left the greenhouse a half and hour later loaded with flowers for the deck.
I took the opportunity to plant some of my herbs, and to plant sunflowers and hollyhocks in my garden. We'll see how they grow!
Every year I have to have at least one Margarite Sweet Potato vine growing!
This year I chose double impatiens for the baskets. It is a mostly shady space with my gazebo covering the deck now, but they get enough sunlight.
Aren't they beautiful? Like little roses.
I also planted a few of the traditional impatiens...
and these Superbells in Tequila Sunrise...
I was so happy to spend part of my day beautifying, or prettifying as we sometimes say, this space that we love to use. Our deck now that it has a covering has become and extension of our living space. We eat dinner out there, or go out after dinner and spend time together. Now I just have to make sure they get enough water all summer!
I have been doing some buying for the store the last few days but I managed yesterday to make two pillow covers for throw pillows in the living room, and a wee valance for the kitchen window. I'll show you those tomorrow!