Today’s photo is from Miriam Settles in northern Virginia. She says, “I started a container garden about 8 years ago because I don’t have much land around our townhouse for flower beds, but I do have a deck. This is a view from one floor above. The garden contains quite a few perennials including trees and shrubs like Japanese maple, oakleaf hydrangea, and butterfly bush. I also grow black raspberries, tomatillos, bell peppers, and all kinds of herbs. There are two trellises to add vertical interest, so climbing flowers like mandevilla and a ‘Graham Thomas’ rose have a home here too. I fill in the gaps every year with different types of annuals. This is an eastern exposure so it’s ideally suited for nearly everything but deep-shade-loving plants. This garden provides the perfect oasis for my husband and I to enjoy after a long workday and on the weekends.” Thanks, Miriam, for sharing your deck garden with us!
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