I used to use cool color plants and accessories on the deck. I thought that if I used cool colors, then the deck would "feel" cooler.
Who was I kidding? 110 degrees is 110 degrees!
So, this year I'm going with HOT colors on the deck...hot, hot, hot, and changing a few things that were sort of drab...like this watering can.
The hot pink Gerbera daisy that the grands gave me for Easter, is still blooming and added a lot of color, but the watering can...not so much.
OK, here's an easy and cheap idea~
For candle holders, I added Dollar Tree glasses to some of the flower pots, and used candles, that I've had forever. This one has an old floating candle...
...and this is a large wine glass in a pot of yellow Cannas...well, they'll be yellow, when they bloom.
Of course, I'd never leave real candles unattended, and y'all know flameless votives could be used for safety.
One more cheap and cheerful thing...a smiley spoon stuck in a newly planted pot of Lantana and variegated Liriope .
The spoon was one of those freebies that came with Kool-Aid and Splenda, several years ago.
That's all I have to show you for now. I still have a few more things to plant and paint...plus, we're getting ready to have a yard sale...depending on when I get motivated and get things organized.
More cheap and cheerful things to come.
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