Each summer I fill our main deck with pots overflowing with mostly annuals that we spent hours enjoying daily. Months ago I began all of these flowers from seed with the exception of the scabiosas I had purchased as starts.
This year a few evergreen daphnes in extra-large pots anchor the space. One of these, ‘Summer Ice’, remains in bloom, offering its heady, delicious perfume throughout the summer.
As if that fragrance isn’t sufficient, the sweet peas growing up two columns are in full bloom. Their perfume flows indoors on the breezes.
This year’s summer deck pots contain scabiosas, sweet peas, alyssum, white and purple petunias, white and peach snapdragons, white cosmos, lots of heliotrope (yet to bloom), and some herbs. It’s a year of abundance!