Then spring came. Then winter came back for a while. Then it was spring again. When we were fairly sure there would be no more frost, we headed to Lowe's, armed with a gift card, to pick up some cheerful flowers to add some color to the dreary deck.
We got dahlias:
And some strange cactus-not-a-cactus plant. It's awesome
I repotted them and grouped them on my little Ikea table for a little shot of greenery among the patio furniture and wood. They make that corner so cheerful and I can see them from the kitchen, so every time I walk by the back door I can enjoy them. :) nerd.
This guy could barely wait for me to repot them. He must have been hungry for some pollen! He left me alone, so I left him alone, but I made Dave take his picture.
My deck box lilies came back too! See, I can grow stuff! Well, one thing :)
It's amazing what little water can do for a plant :)
I also reorganized my potting bench, but I won't bore you with the details, just: