Wednesday, May 27, 2009

After...kinda

Not feeling very talkative tonight, so let me just show you the results of the deck pot planting of 2009! I have to start out by saying that this is the barest our pots have ever looked. Though we used a lot of annuals for pops of color, this is the first year I've wintered over so many different plants, and also planted pots full of bulbs, so some items are still in the incubator stage, and not as full and lush as they will be.

Many of these photos were taken in the same general location as the "before" I posted a couple days ago.












While trying to get photos of the deck plants, I realized the sky was a little rumbly. Here's a shot of the storm moving in.
And the ducks having a gourmet meal of fresh tadpole at the water's edge.
Look at that cheerful fountain in front of that ominous sky!
I haven't grown dahlias in a very long time, but these really caught my eye.

9 comments:

BumbleVee said...

WOW!! what a lot of planting work you did Norma! I'm busy doing some of my own so I know what you are going through.... my back is so sore I can't believe it though..usually by about the 3rd or 4th day out in the yard I toughen up....doesn't seem to be happening this year even though I have been working out with my exercising since Christmas...no fair!

The pots look great even if they are not totally filled in just yet...just you wait! They will be wonderful in a few weeks...

those dahlias are different than any I've ever seen...they are sort of fluffy in the center...I like them...

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Sue,

Great work. All the plants look lovely in their pots.
Now you can sit back and enjoy! :)

Hugs

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a beautiful garden you have and the view looks lovely with the storm moving in. Looks like paradise on earth.

MaryO said...

My heavens, you really accomplished a lot! Your deck is going to be glorious when everything is in full bloom, and the rest of your yard is shaping up beautifully too. That dark sky would have worried me, too, Sue, after having spent too many years in Kansas.

Linda Fleming said...

Ahhh...I just love your summer pics of all your pots filled and everything so colorful.

Jennifer Rose said...

the pots look great to me :) are you going to post pictures when they do fill in?

what type of dahlias are they? they are very pretty :)

Serena said...

Your display looks pretty good now so I can imagine it will be magnificent when it is more mature and lush....lovely pics ~ :)

Anne-Marie said...

You did a great job on the planting. Your deck looks quite festive. I've managed to pot three plans thus far but your photos are inspiring me! =)

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