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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Container Gardening on the Deck

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Hello, dear friends! Happy weekend to all you! 
It has been an unusually hot and humid summer for us this year. It rained a little bit overnight, but we really need a downpour!  Although I like container gardening, this year I had to keep up with watering the containers instead of depending on mother nature. I'm trying to stay indoors most of the time with the A/C running until the evenings when it cools down a little.
I love container gardening! In a confined space they pack a lot of color and texture. When filled with beautiful summer annuals,  they add instant color in any corner of the deck or patio:  

I am always on the look out for different ceramic or terracotta pottery, and I have fun planting them with an array of blooms. Here, I stacked these white and blue ceramic pots of different sizes to create a flower tower:

I like the contrast in color between the vibrant pink impatiens and the white ceramic, which has a hint of aqua:

Low-height white glazed pottery filled with a combination of yellow snapdragons, pink verbena, and blue lobelia adorns a corner of my deck:

I love the lacy and delicate look of blue lobelia:

They look so beautiful with the sun shining on the blooms:

The fleur-de-lis makes a pretty garden accent:

Adding accents is the most fun part of decorating, whether indoors or outdoors:

A scrap of cotton fabric with a key design stamped on it becomes a garden tag for the galvanized tub planter:  

The chalkboard makes pretty garden plant markers:

A closeup on the garden marker:

The galvanized beverage tub painted with a coat of Rust-Oleum Gloss White is transformed into a Frenchy garden container:

I love how it has the look of French enamelware:

The French script on the front of the tub is found HERE  @ The Graphics Fairy and the method used to apply the image is found HERE  (my decoupaged French pots)

Container gardening is so much fun! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at some of the containers on my deck. Thanks for the pleasure of your company. Your visits always make me smile!

Happy week to all!

Hugs, Poppy

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  1. Oh I do love all of your gorgeous pots and plants. So beautiful. The ones that you have added a little frenchy design to are just fabulous. Love them. Hugs, Marty

  2. So, so beautiful! Amazing post! Love your blog!

  3. Your pretty containers look so pretty overflowing with beautiful flowers. I've done more of that this year too...mainly so the bunnies don't eat my flowers! :-)
    Mary Alice

  4. Your Mod Podge transfer on to metal is holding up really well in outdoor conditions. Looks great, too! I'll gladly send you some rain from here.

  5. Oh I just love love the tub planter the blooms happily growing together in one adds in so many hues in a single platter,lovely!

  6. It does look like enamelware and so sweet. Love your attention to detail with the little merci sign and the tag and key. So pretty!

  7. Oh, I so love that galvanized tub. It is perfect and LOVE the graphic. It truly does look like enamel.


  8. Oh, I agree with maureen. I think its looking beautiful. Also, considering you look like a planting diva, could you tell me a few plants that'll do good in shade? I love container gardening but I live in a flat. Would be really helpful!

  9. Oh my goodness, I do love that french print container - all your containers are beautiful, and the flowers are the icing on the cake! Saw your link at Savvy Southern Style and had to come to see this for myself - simply gorgeous!


  10. I love container gardening! Your pots and plants are simply gorgeous. I just love all the color. :)

  11. I am in love with your amazing potted garden. Your annuals are gorgeous and that key is just perfect.


  12. Thanks so much for the visit and your very gracious comments about my tour. I loved have you stop by. Hugs, Marty

  13. Your garden is very pretty and the key and key tag are the perfect touch for the pretty planter.

  14. Poppy, I'm visiting from the Home Sweet Home link party and I'm so glad that I checked out your blog! I LOVE your painted galvanized bucket with the french word design. The pots you originally created are gorgeous too. I really like all of your potted plants. I'm not much of a gardener so I always admire other peoples eye for it! Have a wonderful day. ~ Jamie

  15. Your garden is gorgeous! Love those pretty plants and flowers.
    Beautiful pictures! Lovely space you got here.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  16. Poppy, your containers are really pretty. Container gardening is a beautiful way to transform any space, deck or patio. Thank you for sharing your pretty plants with us at my HOME.


  17. Love the Frenchy planter! I found your blog through Rooted in Thyme's Sweet & Simple Friday party. I am excited to be a new follower!

  18. I love the French planter you created Poppy! Your pots all look lovely. I really like using blue Lobelia also. This year mine got seedy so fast that I had to cut it off. A lot of it just died out after that. Usually I can get it to come back. I have been wanting to try the transfer method but haven't. Think I really need to take time and do it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. Hello Poppy, LOVE all your garden containers, how you've transformed them and made them extra special with all the details. The flowers are gorgeous. I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy