Hey, I’m only in Austin three evenings a week, so I don’t have a lot of chances to do outdoor activities. Monday it rained. Yesterday I had a phone meeting, so we had time to go buy some plants afterwards but not to do anything with them.
So today, even though it’s 95 degrees out, we repotted and rearranged everything. I was really happy to find huge oregano plant that I can put in the frighteningly sunny part of the deck.
I also put a couple plants that are less perky back there, and added happy sun-loving healthy plants to make it look better.
After adding some portulaca I topped it all off with new cushions for our very old chairs that echo the blue bistro set. It was on sale, since summer is in full swing.
realized the old cushions weren’t in that bad shape, so I put them on the little chairs outside my bedroom. I sometimes sit there early in the mornings and watch the mist rise. All the plants there came up from last year’s!
I enjoy our old rotten deck. We don’t want to spend a lot on it, but just a few plants and things we enjoy make it great to look out of. The views and plants really relieve our stress, too.
As I look at all my pictures, I’m reminded of my mom. She had a beautiful photo album for my childhood home, showing all the improvements she and Dad did. I guess I like keeping records, too.
I lost my African violet so I got another couple of small plants for my greenhouse window. I love that window, even if it’s “dated.” I enjoy indoor plants so much. They keep me surrounded by nature!
So, tell me about your gardens!