Deck Perennials, Annuals, Ferns…All Gorgeous
This looks out from my entry over my small deck. Two simple 2 x 2 frames with double shade cloth top and ends and single layer on the outer side, bungee-corded to existing railings for wind security. Left to right: top hanger is a fern, top of a Plumeria, center on shelf is a Hoya, then my prized Coleus followed by another hanger (I put both hangers from my kitchen outside to get the rain!) Below shelves are varied succulents, a geranium at far left….the Swedish Ivy in white pot inside orange pot as drain (I use commercial food containers for drain pans, as they’re stronger). Lower right side is a large Xanadu Philodendron and a Fern. Note temp (65)….in October!
Left section (each side is 4′ x 4′ x 7′). Note full Swedish Ivy at right–all from ONE stem of plant I rescued from the trash at Home Depot a year ago! Just TLC and lots of water.
Right side, a bit closer. Wish I knew the name of the top right hanger. It’s a profuse grower!
My “Baby”…I just LOVE this Coleus. It’s doubled itself in the past month. Unreal! Note the “drain pan”: it’s what a rotisserie chicken came in. Very sturdy, not like those flimsy clear plastic commercial plant pot liners. I use all kinds from potato salads, margarine tubs, etc.
The lower right closer, with a peek at my deck box. Vital in an upstairs granny flat!
An Emerald Queen Spathiphyllum (I think) just inside the deck door–a happy camper. It’s much bigger now; this was taken a couple months ago.