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Sunday, June 04, 2017

Serene Scenery Sunday: Decked Out

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  I helped Mom do some planting on the upper deck a few days ago. This week, for our dose of serenity, I thought I'd show you around.

First, we put some deep purple Petunias in some pots by the entrance to the covered part:


Nice, huh?  Oh, right!  How about a shot of me sitting there!

"Oh, please, Mom!  As if I would!"

She can be so accusatory sometimes!

"Must not eat the Petunias...  Must not eat the Petunias... Must not ..."

Well, yeah.  They look so seriously enticing, don't they? But I'm resisting. So far. It has a lot to do with my mom having eyes in the back of her head.

We also filled up the big planters with an assortment of colorful flowers:


To be truthful, we aren't sure what all is in there! Mom likes the taller blue, tiny flowers. Me?

"I like these ones!"

We also have some pots of Purple Emperor Sedum that Mom rooted last year - we're still figuring out where to put them.

"You might want to move the blue pot, Mom.  Really."

She'd be lost without my advice and supervision!

I hope you feel nice and serene now -- if not, come on over and join us on the deck; we'll have you in "the zone" in no time!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher 


  1. We luff your deck. And all those pretty flowers. And you were so good - no eating of the petunias.

  2. Dearest Maggie...if you're gonna eat flowers...might I suggest ones that are light color and will not leave any tell tell signs on your furs.
    A Purple petunia is a most please posie but OMCs it will stain like Nu Grape
    Thank goodness mom's paws were healed in time for beautifying your deck
    Hugs madi your bfff

  3. very nice! we do feel mighty serene, but can we still come over? we wouldn't mind chomping...er...we mean checking out your flowers close up an all...

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  4. What a lovely deck Maggie...thanks so much for our dose of Sunday Serenity!

  5. You have a lovely deck to relax on.

  6. Your flowers are so beautiful and im so im im im so jealous you do such a great job of decorating. And your dogs are so well behaved if you could give tips on how to get that beautiful look would it would be awesome

  7. Maggie, Mom says she doesn't think you want me to come over on your deck. Those petunias look mighty tasty:)

    Woos - Misty

  8. Your mom needs to run all decisions past you girls first!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. OMD, gurls you have SUCH self control!!!! I would have totally been snackin'! BOL!!!! You are good designers...what would your Moms do without you??!
    Ruby ♥

  10. Thank you for showing us your beautiful flowers, girls. I'm all serene and ready to face the week.

    Inca xx

  11. Your potted flowers are just beautiful, Maggie! I love those dark purple petunias!

  12. Oh wow, so many different purple flowers! We love purple flowers! Very nice gardening work.

  13. Your deck is so pretty with all those flowers---and YOU!