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