Gardening the Deck

April 24, 2012 at 6:12 AM 1 comment

This past Saturday was a particularly hot Saturday for San Francisco.  After a hectic week of work for Graham and I, we decided to take advantage of the warm day.  We went for a long run and hike in the Presidio, then stumbled upon the Blossom Cherry Festival where we enjoyed some street food and beers, then we headed to Sloat for a few flowers for our deck.  Graham’s sister, Lindsay, a landscape architect is helping us design our deck and she helped us spruce up two pots this past weekend.  Her big transformation will be coming later.

Before.  Sad spanish lavender –

My brother Miles told us it was too hot to garden.  We thought that was just his ploy to get us to come to Dolores Park with him.  But, actually he was right.  Our flowers wilted in the sun.

But they are regaining strength as the fog has rolled back in.  Our Spanish lavender is getting rocked by the wind.  We’ve tried tying it back but the howling wind always wins.

I’m so thrilled with the added fullness the extra flowers bring to the pot.  (Isn’t it great how we cleaned up for the photo?)

We love our jasmine but we have dreams of it growing along the entire side panel of the deck.  This is not happening because our pot is too small.  Oh to have a ground to dig into.

It is fun to see how much our orange tree and mint has grown though.  Here’s how they looked in September…

And now..

Overall, I’m really happy with the color we added to the deck and I can’t wait for Lindsay’s additions as well.

I also took advantage of the Saturday sun and painted the base of my Palm Spring stool – transformation is coming along…

Once we were done with our active Saturday, we savored the last rays of light with some OJ, berries and Domino Magazine.  Then we headed out to a scrumptious dinner at Salt House.

On Sunday, we stopped by Emily Joubert to look at some outdoor art that we wanted to hang above our bench.  We both fell in love with this piece…

But we were not in love with the $2,600 price tag.  I smell a DIY version coming soon.

If you are looking to feel inspired to garden yourself, I would recommend going to the Gamble Garden tour in Palo Alto this Friday or Saturday from 10:00 – 4:00.

I can’t wait to go and to get inspired!

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  • 1. Mom  |  April 24, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    This is inspirational. Things just explode in the spring. Let’s think about going to Gamble Gardens on Friday.
    Love, Mom


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