I know I said that my next post would be about my recent trip to Savannah but I felt like writing about what I did tonight. Nothing exciting but very relaxing and nature oriented.
After my visit to the physical therapist this afternoon I stopped to pick up a few plants for our deck. (I have completed my PT, by the way, and have to do the rest of the exercises for my thumb at home until my doctor visit in two weeks.)
Anyway, I bought a few herbs, Roma and cherry tomato plants, banana pepper plants, as well as some lantana and Mexican heather which I added to my favorite large blue pot with the yucca plant in it. And last but not least a pot of catnip especially for Alex and Jennifer!
I already had a large square pot with several varieties of ground cover in it that holds a solar garden light beside the steps to the pool, so I got some gerbera daisies and a flowering plant that I used to call 1000 Bells to sit beside it.
I was inspired to plant the box with sweet basil, mint and parsley from my visit on one of the ships on Saturday. There is not much room on a ship for things that aren’t essential but the cook on one of them had a long planter box of herbs and I loved the idea so I made my own for our back deck (at our house not ship). I can hardly wait to use my own herbs and veggies in summer salads.
I shot these photos tonight as soon as I finished. It was already dark so they are not the best, but I couldn’t wait. It was so much fun working with them this evening. There was a cool breeze across the deck, no biting mosquitos and my mom and Pepper joined me enjoying some outdoor time as well.
I’m so ready to enjoy sitting on the deck in my hammock swing and enjoying the summer by the pool.