Spring starting on the deck.

Last year I purchased a Flamenco Red Trumpet Vine (Campsis) from Amazon.  I planted it and nothing happened. As a matter of fact what leaves it had fell off, and I thought it died, for what ever reason. Well I was wrong. I had left the stick of a stem in the pot on the deck, and low and behold I have leaves.

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Flamenco Red Trumpet Vine

Thinking I was not going to have this vine, I planted Scarlet Runner Beans in this pot. The seeds got planted around the outside of this pot so they would have the trestle to hold on to early in their growth. Some of these are coming up now. This will be an interesting pot as things get going.

Scarlet Runners
Scarlet Runners
Morning Glories w/ unknown groundcover
Morning Glories w/ unknown groundcover

My scarlet flame zinnias are also starting to peek out. I have noticed that maybe half the seeds germinated. I planted them in a pot with some Summer Charm Nasturtium, as well as in one of the window boxes.

Poppies and some of the butterfly mix
Poppies and some of the butterfly mix
Butterfly Pot
Butterfly Pot

The Window box has California poppies, an ornamental grass as well as a cute little ground cover. The ground cover tends to fall back as the summer gets warm. I am thinking with these taller plants in there to shade it a bit, I am more likely to have it last through the summer. One of my window boxes is completely taken over by this ground cover. It is lovely lush and green.

unknown ground cover
unknown ground cover
Window box of variety
Window box of variety
Grass and Poppies
Grass and Poppies

I have scattered what seeds I had left over of the Scarlet Flame Zinnias and the Summer Charm Nasturtium in other pots. My pot with my Melissa (lemon balm) has a few in it, as does my California poppies.

Melissa and butterfly mix
Melissa and butterfly mix

I am hoping these plants make a vibrant colorful display. With the intermixing of green I am hoping for a nice deck garden.

I will keep you all up to date as things grow.

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