Wednesday, April 15, 2015 / 21 Comments

Decorating the Deck


Now that our deck has been raised and my hubby only has the handrails and the ramp left to install I could't resist and had to start decorating the deck. 

My old bakers rack holds pots of spinach and rainbow kale.

Everyday we enjoy a glass of sweet tea or dessert out on the deck. 

I re purposed this old metal stand into my herb garden rack and added multi color pots to give it a punch of color.

Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, and Garlic will all be so easy to snip for fresh cooking all Spring and Summer.

A neighbor down the street had her hubby drop me off this old metal glider last year and this may be the year I get around to sanding it and painting it red. What do you think?

This year I am trying to grow food in most of my pots and interspersing them with some fresh flowers. My spinach is going strong... Praying that it won't get to hot and bolt before my first harvest.

The dogs got a hold of my sweet potato vine and I didn't think it would make it but I stuck it in a pot and with all the rain and water I'm happy to report...I think it's going to live and be crawling up my bakers rack in no time.

I figure it will take a good 30 days for all of my pots to fill up and really take off.

Two of my pots I reserved for cherry tomatoes and some jalapeno peppers to have right at my front door.

How about you, what have you been doing on your front porch or deck?

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  1. BANANA PUDDING POKE CAKE...???? OMG...just reading that nearly brought me to my knees...ummm sure gonna have to try that one SOON...
    Your old bakers rack is perfect for outside plants and it looks COOL. I did the same with mine one year...and loved it..think I'll bring that post back for a 2nd time..:) See, you inspired my next post. LOL
    Everything looks wonderful and YES on the RED adorable that will be.

  2. Love it all but that glider brings back memories of sitting on my granny's front porch and just gliding away for hours....

  3. Oh, that glider is fantastic! Love those old school things. I hope you will show us when it's done being painted.
    Sweet potato vines are pretty hearty. Takes a lot to kill them. It is one of the few things we can grow here in summer.
    I hope you'll share this outdoor post on Tuesday's Maple Hill Hop!

  4. I swear that's my grandparent's glider! :) I used to love sitting in it :)

  5. Your deck is going to amazing when everything is growing.....HPS Michelle

  6. Hope we get to see the deck when done
    I enclosed our deck miss putting things out,I have a patio but not covered so not the same. I like that glide, My fiend has one would like to get his for my front porch

  7. I have a red glider and I love it! Always fun to start decking out the deck! I'll be planting in a couple of weeks. I do have kale and a few other veggies planted in the ground. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. I am so jealous of that metal glider! I would love it if you would link up to Garden Tuesday to at Sidewalk Shoes!

  9. This is such a cute idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  10. How lovely! We don't have a deck. Maybe one day. My parents have a deck though and I love sitting out on it. And I do love some sweet tea. Yum.

  11. The deck is great and I think after the 30 days when everything is growing nicely it will look even better and be more beautiful. Will be looking out for the pics.

  12. Fingers crossed you will get to that glider! Red will bring it back to life and look great. I have tried to grow food in pots before but it didn't work real well. I would like to try that again.

  13. Ooooh, that glider looks awesome! Gliding/swinging is so relaxing!!

  14. that glider sounds like a lot of fun. I believe it will look amazing when finished :)

  15. I have yet to decorate my balcony lol. I don't have a deck. But this was a nice decor.

    Isaly Holland

  16. Thats an awesome post.. I would definitely try

  17. Such a sense of pride and accomplishment when we grow our own goodies! We just recently picked our rapini and had it for dinner -- yum! Your plants look great!

  18. that's one thing I miss living in a condo is the lack of garden/ outdoor space. Although my Mother does remind me that I cannot, for the life of me, keep plants alive lol so a garden may not be the best for me, but a lovely deck/ outdoor space is always beautiful in the Summer sunshine!


  19. You are so lucky to have a deck that you can decorate with beautiful greens and flora. My condo is a bummer, can't plant any greens here.. :(

  20. Your decorations are looking great! That glider is totally my favorite!

  21. There's something so wonderful and lively about a home with potted plants. I tried to add a few in my apartment last year, but of course, they all died. I have the complete opposite of a green thumb!


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