Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Heart and Home Deck Garden

Hi Everyone! I hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend.

For Sunday Favorites I'm re-running this post which was first seen in September 2009. Thanks, Chari, at Happy to Design, for hosting this party and giving us the opportunity to see posts that we may otherwise have missed.

From September 1, 2009:
In my garden I've planted geraniums, lobelia, petunias and allisium. But there are others that live among the garden plants. I spy a fat little bird, and a sweet, chubby, little angel.....

and a stately copper dragonfly come to rest upon the jasmine.

A fairy ball, and a petite wooden bird are nestled beside the flowers...

watching the angels living cheek to cheek with the lobelia

and alongside the petunias, as they play heavenly instuments while breathing in the sweet scent of the purple and blue flowers,

in my little deck garden, here on the redwood coast.

If you look closely, you will recognize some of these pictures - they were used to make my blog buttons!

My garden is starting to look just like this again, now that it's late spring.
Every year after the hard winter rains I replant the pots, and this year I have tomatoes growing on the deck for the first time, because we have so much more sun out there now.
I'm looking forward to Caprese Salad, made with homegrown tomatoes, by the time September rolls around. I guess I should plant some basil, too! Delicious!

And, for a look at some fun Jewerly in my Pink Saturday post, click here.

Until next time


podso said...

Gardens as such fun to look at, and yours is pretty and inspiring. We are trying tomatoes in pots for the first time this year since our garden has gotten too shady an we can place the pots in sun. They are growing but no blossoms yet (here in the south we're a bit ahead of you!) Thanks for your comments on the eccentricly colored house! :-)

Debbie said...

Your gardens are beautiful Heidi, you obviously have a green thumb....wish I did, I only do well with potted petunias...and I do OK with vines....I guess because I really do not have to do much to them but trim. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

kim said...

Great plants and I love all your added art pieces to the garden.

Lori E said...

I like that dragonfly. I have real ones almost that big in my garden.
I don't think there is anything better than a home grown tomato.

A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you so much for visiting! Beautiful photos of the garden! Looks like a lovely place to relax.

Sherry said...

Very pretty garden on your deck. Love all the color.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Heidi!

Your flowers look so pretty!I can't wait for another couple of weeks to start planting our annuals. It is still too cold here to do that. Seeing flowers, no matter hat kind, just makes me smile!

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful! I so love flowers. I need to get some herbs started too.


Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I always cheer when I see anything pertaining to gardening. I have a little round mosaic ball just like yours.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers.
Have a great week.


Hi Heidi, I love your beautiful deck garden. You have shown some of my favorite flowers; geraniums, petunias and allisium. Thank you for sharing.

Bella said...

Hi Heidi, Lovely gardens... isn't it fun to look back at years past! Here in the spring when everything is still filling in it's hard to remember the lushness of late summer! Thanks for sharing!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Lovely garden. Trish

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Heidi...

My friend, what beautiful flowers you had last year! I love all the pretty favorite color for flowers! I also enjoyed all of your pretty sculptures and sweet and sooo perfect! Thank you for sharing your beauties with us for Sunday Favorites this week...this was a real treat, my friend!

Can't wait to see what you're garden will look like this year...keep us posted, my friend!

Have a marvelous Monday,
Chari @Happy To Design

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love all of the art you have added to your garden! I love Caprese salad too...yummy!