It's Almost Time!

6.17.2011

O.k. the deck has been painted and I have finally filled my poor empty pots with some color. Just standing inside the house and seeing color added back out there makes me happy. With that wall of windows in my great room you can see the deck clearly from inside so the flowers sure do help. I am still not done sprucing up for the  party on June 22, but I am getting there. I can't believe it is almost time.


This is the sad shape the deck was in. All painted now and you will see it soon. Now lets look at the flowers I just planted. I am so late filling these pots this year.

Since the colors inside are mostly greens, reds, yellows, and white that is what I filled the pots with to carry the color inside to the outside and vice versa.

I told the guy at the nursery that I needed plants that can stand the heat. Extreme heat. Already don't remember the name of this one since I threw the tag away.

I used petunias in red and white, marigolds, and red vinca.





Love this hanging basket. This nursery's prices were probably half of Home Depot or Lowes.

This is portaluca that is just starting to open up in the  morning when I was taking pictures. They close up each night.



My copper watering can will get plenty of use.

I still have so much to do

 chairs to paint, refreshments to prepare,

and UNWANTED GUESTS to get rid of!!
Wouldn't want any of you to get stung!

So a few more things to get done before the big summer blockg party.
Hope you will join us.





This party will be in place of the Wow us Wednesdays party next week and there will be a chance to win prizes for those who link up.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!



38 comments:

  1. Love the new color of the deck, can't wait to see more.

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  2. Things are looking lovely at your place! I'll take a glass of lemonade please :)

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  3. Oh, Kim! I had to laugh at the hornets nest. Oh, no. Is it full of hornets or abandon? Very unwelcome indeed. My neighbor keeps bees, and he had a bunch swarm off about a month ago and now they are happily at home in a hole in one of my trees! I am not so happy about it, but they are about thirty feet up and they don't bother us. We just see a few more bees buzzing amongst the blossoms. LOL
    Sherry

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  4. Kim, all of your hard work is paying off. Your deck is looking lovely with all of those colorful flowers out there! Happy Father's Day to Mr. Savvy!

    Kat :)

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  5. Love the hanging basket!

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  6. Kim, the deck and flowers look lovely! Your pots are put together so nicely! Looks like the yellow flower could be coreopsis, no matter, looks great. Don't envy you removing the hornets nest, a neat as it looks! Can't wait to view your blog party. Blessings, carrell

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  7. Beautiful flowers make all the difference, don't they? I finally have some petunias growing :) Your pots look great.

    Looking forward to checking out the summer party. Life has been so busy here the past couple of weeks that I haven't done much, but will live vicariously thru the party!

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  8. I love the flower box with the little pots! Need to find something like that for my deck!
    -Lynn

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  9. Things are looking terrific! Love the new flowers! So pretty! My outdoor furniture needs a coat of paint, too. Thanks for sharing the updates. Can't wait to see the big reveal.

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  10. Kim, Looking good! I am excited to see your Blog party post. Have a great weekend.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  11. Oh, wow, Kim--is that really a hornets' nest? Make sure YOU don't get stung getting it down!

    I am looking forward to seeing your deck all decked out (sorry for the pun!). I can just imagine how wonderful it will look. Looking forward to the party!

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  12. Your deck looks great!! I love the color. Your wire window box with the clay pots in it is so fun!!!

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  13. Your flowers are looking wonderful Kim! I want to plant but with the drought I am forgoing it. Everything is soo dry and thirsty out here even our oak trees are starting to wilt. That wasp nest is HUGE!!!! I would be totally freaked out by it. Have a wondefrul blessed weekend!

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  14. The deck is looking wonderful. Love your flowers, they look fabulous. Can't wait to see the rest. Hugs, Marty

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  15. Kim, you've been a busy girl! Your potted containers filled with flowers look amazingly beautiful!

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  16. I love all the flowers! The hanging plant is so full! It's gorgeous!

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  17. Beautiful containers...I believer you yellow flower to be melampodium. Is that large hanging container bacopa?

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  18. Kim, your pots look lovely! I have those same yellowish-gold flowers. Can't recall what it is either! Portulaca is one of my favs, because it can stand up to heat. And to spread it all over the garden, all you have to do is snip off a piece and stick it in the dirt!
    Brenda

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  19. Kim, can't wait to see it all finished. See you on Wednesday. ~ Sarah

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  20. Looking good! I'm glad you can't remember the names of flowers you buy either! I try to leave the little tag in the dirt. Feel like Minnie Pearl!

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  21. Love that copper watering can!... your petunias look perkier than mine.

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  22. I hope you get ready for the 22nd. Your flowers are lovely and you've given me some ideas. The large barrel type container is gorgeous. We are building a deck this summer and I'll have some plant boxes and I can't wait to fill them with plants too.
    Your water can is great and the rooster and I love the red wicker chair.
    Judi

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  23. I LOVE this idea~ blog party! You clay pots in the wire rack are sublime!All cute and lined up! I will be participating, in many of the sites. Can I post older post that are very revelent to each hostesses topic. I have great outdoor dining ideas from last year.
    I am working on my little potting table to show for the party!
    Yvonne

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  24. I'll be there on Wednesday. I've had hornet's nests like that before...scared me to death! My deck hasn't been stained yet but I'll try to disguise that when I'm taking the pics! Hope you have a great weekend. Get some rest!

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  25. Lookin Good Kim, can't wait for the big reveal!! Martina

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  26. It's looking great!
    I don't know if I'll be ready or not - things have been piling up around here!

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  27. O'Kim, it's all lookin' good! Looking forward to the party and I'm hoping I can put something together.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Gail

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  28. Good Morning Kim,

    It is all coming together so beautifully!

    We just painted our deck also and what a difference it makes.

    Looking forward to the big party.

    Janet xox

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  29. Looking so forward to the porch party. Ours is in disarray too so I will just be showing snippets of it. Love the unwanted decor on yours but I know you don't like what's inside...those things scare me. I did just put a bowl of nature's honeycombs on the kitchen table. Thought it might be fun for the grand girls to see when they come next week. See you in a few days. xo

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  30. Looks great, and so inviting!

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  31. portaluca is so pretty and freash looking I saw the starfish on your header and I think you would love some of the art my friend does ..check out my updated post from this May 25th about some art we are doing together we did a piece called "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" - it has a real sand base and I added a little starfish, blue crab and sand dollars to the new updated base for the beachy chef
    KAT

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  32. Your flowers are looking great. I can't wait to see the deck; the peek of it we see is a tease.

    My deck is in need of some repairs and paint, for sure. I think the upcoming blogland party will be the impetus I need to get going on this. It will be so much fun seeing everyone's outdoor areas.

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  33. I love all of the color. The flowers are so lovely. Well done!!!

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  34. Love the deck, looking so pretty!
    What are you going to do about the nest??? We once had thousands of bees in our attic. Have a great weekend!
    XO
    kristin

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  35. The portulaca will naturalize and bloom even in weather that is hot as, well, hell. You'll be so pleased with it.

    Things are looking lovely!

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  36. Kim, Your deck is lookin' good and I can't wait to see the final photos. Great containers and I love the copper watering can. What are you going to do with the hornets' nest? I haven't see one around my house in years. It's fun to look at them ..minus the hornets, of course.
    Hope you didn't have damage from the storm last night.
    Happy Father's Day to Mr. Savvy,
    Babs

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  37. Kim,

    Your deck is looking good already. I love all the flowers and the pretty watering can.
    The nest I'm not to fond of. :-)

    Happy Father's Day!

    Dee

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  38. Love the chair after and that pillow! Your deck looks great!

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