The back deck, off my second story ‘Master Bedroom’ has been a bone of contention between me and moi. It is ugly, with few redeeming qualities, other than some extra square footage.
Each time I look out the slider, I shudder like Pee Wee Herman striding past the snakes during the pet shop fire in ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.’ It’s an area I want to have an affinity for, yet I don’t. It’s an unforgiving area, where plants are sent to die owing to the fact that all water must be transported. And, I am ADD where plants are concerned. Not a winning combination.
Recently I’ve decided to embrace the ‘veranda,’ rearranging furniture, potting some succulent plants and adding two beautiful Mandarin orange trees with lobelia.
P.S. I thought succulents were creepy when my grandmother loved them in the ’70s, but have a new found love for them based on their minimal watering requirements! I threw in some overpriced (even on ‘sale’) Pottery Barn indoor/outdoor pillows, and voila, a new staging area.
Planning a Pizza and Pinot dinner out there sometime soon. Let’s hope there are some plants still alive when that happens! This is not Green Acres.