Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Deck and Garden

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Found some cute pillows for the chairs on our deck at of all places….Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  And I actually had my 20% off coupon with me when I found them.     The pillows were made by Solarium Fabrics and  I thought they might help brighten things up out there.

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Oakley likes them.

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We found some new chairs a couple of weeks ago.  I like them very much but I do miss my old ones.  The old chairs were heavier and had really comfortable cushions.  But they were looking bad!   They were at least 7 or 8 years old and it was time to freshen up.  I think I mentioned that the birds were pulling the stuffing out of them to make their nests because they had started to fray and come apart.  We donated the chair frames which were still in great condition to the Kidney Foundation and they sent a truck and picked them up last week.  We are still shopping for a new table.  But as I said before this one is still fine till we find something we like.  It’s getting harder and harder to find round tables anymore.  We might get one more year out of the market umbrella.

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  And here is a shot of this years Pride and Joy.  My garden.   I like how my husband lets me call it “My Garden” when he does most of the tilling and hoeing. :)

Those are red skinned potatoes in the back.  spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, a rogue yellow squash that popped up on it’s own, and at the far end are the radishes, basil, and a couple of tomatoes. 

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I’ll be planting more tomatoes soon.  Cucumbers and beans too.  I’ll have to wait till the lettuce and spinach are done.   They can’t take the heat in the summers here so when they start to bolt, I’ll take them out and plant some peppers, beans and cukes.    I love looking out at the garden this time of year.   Later in the summer it starts to look like a jungle but right now it’s a pleasure to look at. 

7 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new pillows are great, a nice pop of color! Love the garden, I'm especially fond of the rouge veggies that winter over and pop up, they tend to be very hearty-enjoy:@)

sissie said...

Your new pillows added lots of cheer to your patio.
Your garden is looking good too. I know you are looking forward to lots of fresh veggies.

hugs
Sissie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I have chairs like that, Lisa. I'm also thinking our table is on its last legs {Ha! Pun not intended}. I don't want to get anything new though until I know what we are doing house selling wise. I love your blue pots; what a great pop of color.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your deck looks very relaxing and like the perfect place for morning coffee! Love all the colors with the pillows & pots! Love that garden and firepit also! Have a great day!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Your garden looks so nice! Mine already looks like a jungle, but all this rain is making the veggies grow like crazy (and the weeds...). Great pillows too!

RLR said...

Your deck looks so inviting! Our porch is in need of a spruce-up right now - this makes me want to get to work!
You have a lovely garden. I am hoping to try spinach and lettuces next season. Right now we are watching tomatoes, beans, herbs, okra, peppers, strawberries, and watermelon grow!

Katherine Thomas said...

These are such great pictures! Your home is beautiful. I enjoyed reading the questions and answers in your latest post, too! I have never been to a movie alone, but I think it would be fun!