Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Oogie-Bougie: Flowers on the Deck

Congratulations to Candice M. you were the winner of last week's giveaway!

Oogie-bougie, since we planted bougainvillea. Get it? 

No?

That's OK, my dad appreciates the reference.




Ever since a brief stop at a HomeGoods on our way back from Lake Tahoe (trip pics here), I've had a color scheme in mind for our deck. Let me step aside for a moment to say that my husband, who only skims this blog so it's totally ok for me to talk about him, was skeptical that the "new" HomeGoods would have different items than our local store. Surprise! The minute we walked in and saw this baby, he was sold.






Ok, so orange is a popular color in our family, since our son loves it. You might have seen his new train decal or nightstand? Other than in his room we have *no* orange in the house, so I decided to bring some navy outside to tie the deck in with our existing indoor furnishings, and I love how the two colors look together.







I also picked up a welcome sign from Target's dollar aisle to carry the color scheme over to our DIY patio garden.






Two trips to Home Depot later (they have a one year guarantee on plants, so if these don't make it, we can get a refund), and we were set. I did cave in and get orange-ish bougainvillea for two pots...






The first trip, for those who care, was for the bougainvillea. We accidentally over-purchased, so when we returned 2 "trees" the next day, we snapped up some impatiens for the around the base.






This is my very first foray into gardening, so I took the advice of a fellow Northern California blogger (Kate from Centsational Girl) and purchased the Sunset Western Gardens book. I promptly forgot to cross-check anything in the book, but I do feel like at least I have access to more information now:)


Jessica

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21 comments:

Laura from Top This Top That said...

loving your orange cooler and your little Gardner!

Christina said...

The orange cooler is so cute! I'm pretty terrible with plants. The only reason I still have living herbs and flowers is because we learned to make self-watering planters. I just posted a tutorial on my blog, and there are several of them on youtube. It's a surprisingly easy and inexpensive project.

Eclectically Vintage said...

It's all about trial and error - you'll figure it out! And a great place to start is with those fabulous bougainvillea!
Kelly

Arriving said...

Pot gardening tip - get some raised bases for your pots. They make them with and without wheels. I prefer grated ones so the extra water can drain out. Makes it much easier to move them around. And if you don't use them it will get extremely scroddy under your pots.

Colleen said...

It looks so beautiful out there! you must love sitting out there.

Kelli said...

Love Home Goods!! What a pretty patio and the view oh my!

Jessica @ HomewithBaxter said...

Looks great! Good luck with your gardening. I'm in the same boat. Planted flowers and growing a vegetable garden for the first time and praying something survives!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love your homegoods find! And your new plants, just beautiful!

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

I love seeing bright colors outside! You found some great items at Home Goods and the flowers look beautiful.

Erika . . . with a K said...

I love the orange and navy! I wish I had a Home Goods close to me!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Your deck is great and that view is amazing! Love your orange and blue combo. It is such a classic. I am so jealous of your bougainvilleas, I wish they would grow in our climate. You California girls have all the fun!

Like Me Some said...

That orange cooler is fantastic! I love it!! Nice score!

Like Me Some said...

That orange cooler is fantastic! I love it!! Nice score!

Maury Kilgo said...

That cooler is awesome! So bright and fun!

Kristen said...

The snapdragon sign is sooooo cute! We have some planted and blooming! I loved them as a kid and I'm trying to get my boys to love them as well.

Kelly said...

The cooler is AWESOME! And for the record, every Homegoods/TJ Maxx has different stuff, so you have to stop at ALL of them. :)

Olive Cooper said...

The orange cooler is retro and modern:)

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

So pretty! What a great space you have to relax! Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Loving the orange cooler! Still waiting for the invite for a bbq and the great view! HA!

Happy mother day! Enjoy your weekend!

Bliss said...

That cooler is awesome, good pick. And the orange on the deck...... nothing says sunny in Cali like orange.

~Bliss~

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Beware of snap dragons, hahaha. What an awesome space Jessica. I'll be over for some wine soon!

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