View of the deck from inside

The deck gets a few planters each year, but most of the beauty that is visible late in the season is courtesy of the plants that grow up around the deck.

Here's what I see from the living room windows at this time of year.


The castor beans and Cardinal Climber dominate...

...with a little background support from the not-as-tall-this-year bananas (Musa basjoo) and bamboo.

Those castor beans though...

And the annual vines that volunteer and eventually make it up to the deck from the ground below:

I really don't feel the need to put much out here. A couple of pots look nice though:

Looking out the other window (which is over the deck stairs rather than the deck itself), it's all tropicals:

I don't know why it took me so long to realize that this spot was ideal for all of the tropicals, and they really look best when planted all together.

Down in the lower left corner you can see the foliage of my plumeria, which is quite impressive this year. No blooms though. Maybe I need to keep this one near a window this winter so it doesn't go dormant?

The Cardinal Climber again, which really has made the gate at the top of the stairs pretty difficult to use:

(I cheated and leaned out the window to get that shot)

The cannas just keep blooming. Do you think the spider could snare a hummingbird in that web?

Or maybe the better question is: could a hummingbird eat a spider of that size?

I love the deck at this time of year!


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outlawgardener  – (October 12, 2018 at 8:50 AM)  

These views must daily transport you to the tropics. What great views of the paradise jungle you've created.

Denise/agrowingobsession  – (October 12, 2018 at 5:37 PM)  

So true how those ideal spots take a while to figure out then seem inevitable!

Rock rose  – (October 13, 2018 at 1:09 PM)  

I'll bet you find yourself gazing out of the window quite a bit! I would be.

Hoover Boo  – (October 14, 2018 at 3:53 AM)  

A home that has beautiful garden views from nearly every window is the ideal I've been striving to reach since we moved here. You certainly created it for your living room view.

What lovely autumn light you captured in your photos. Was that early morning?

chavliness  – (October 15, 2018 at 9:07 PM)  

The castor beans never cease to amaze me! Wowza!

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