Oh, hello spring! Hello pollen, and butterflies, and wildflowers! Oh, hello that desire to pretend I have a green thumb and can garden!
But really, I do wish I had a greenER thumb and every year when the weather warms up I wish I had a place to garden. My backyard is spacious enough but with a big dog and a toddler who live to dig in the dirt, roll in the grass and explore every inch together, it’s virtually impossible to dedicate a space for a garden.
And wouldn’t you know that the best sun in my yard is just outside the living room on our deck? So when Hayneedle proposed pairing to feature a container garden I was super pumped about transforming the deck into a patio kitchen garden.
I used every inch of space – hanging baskets on the brick and using trellises to encourage vertical growth.
I even used the space under the raised garden to squeeze in a pot of geraniums in my favorite color pink.
This spot on the deck gets the weirdest sun – the area where the herbs are is almost full sun all day – but the house overhang protects the ferns until late afternoon when they get a kiss of sun for an hour.
The variegated lemon tree on the right gets fantastic full sun all day – and I can’t wait to harvest our first fruit!
The best part about the garden is that it’s on the deck where we play and spend the majority of our time outside. The second best thing is that because it’s raised and out of the yard, the dog and toddler stay out of it!
To shop the the pieces at Hayneedle, go here and to read more inspiration about the space and motivation to actually get a container garden going click here.
Pop by tomorrow to see how I lined the baskets with moss and what herbs I planted in the container garden!
Hayneedle provided some of the pieces and materials for this project but the ideas, dirt under the fingernails, and watering duty is all mine. We appreciate when companies work with us to bring you amazing content and ideas!
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