Sunday, July 15, 2012
Mid Summer Deck Flowers
It has been a terrifically "hot" summer this year. As we have had little or no rain in quite a while, I have had to water my deck flowers planters, tomato plant and shade garden daily. This is my first experiment with making my own planters for our newly expanded deck, and, I must say, I am pretty pleased. Except for:
I have an in resident groundhog who lives on the other side of the steam in my wooded ravine. Up until this year, he has not posed much of a problem. This year, he has eaten most of my lamium that surrounds my forsythia bushes at the back of the house, and has acquired a taste for sweet potato vines. (Only the green variety). Now, the two large planters that are elevated and made of weather resistant wicker that flank my patio furniture have the green variety of sweet potato vine planted in them. Mr. Groundhog discovered them about a month ago, and eats them all the way to the soil. Then, he comes back when they are grown again, and continues on his gourmet adventures! If it was legal in the State of Ohio, I think I would shoot him!
Now, don't get me wrong, I really love the chubby little guy and have enjoyed watching his forays under my bird feeder stations for the last 11 years. (I am guessing he is the same groundhog). He always got the leftover scraps of veggies and fruit from the day before from me. I would just place them under the bird feeder on the ground.
What gratitude! He is now quite comfortable on the deck, munching his way through my sweet potato vines. At any rate, thought you all would like to see what the planters looks like at mid summer.
The planter on my coffee table is the one that is doing the best. I should trim it back, but, with a summer wine tasting party coming up, they would not rebloom in time.
Until my next update.
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