Pool Patio and Adjacent Deck Plantings

diy_dude_smokinMay 1, 2010

I am a novice at this - HELP! I would appreciate advice on what types of flowers and greens to plant around our pool patio and adjacent deck. We have free standing copper planters on the patio and deck floor and copper window boxes hanging from the copper rails. The plantings need to withstand full hot sun all day. Our house is bright yellow with cream trim. Thanks Everyone!

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lupins4

I'm a novice too, but I'm thinking about the same thing right now.
One thing to think about is that you don't want flowers that attract bees close to the pool. I'm thinking lilacs might be good because they flower in the spring?
Are you looking for container plants? This goes against my bee theory, :-) but last year I planted a bunch of butterfly bushes in pots around the pool...they looked very nice.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 11:14AM
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lazy_gardens

Dude ... like where do you live?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 3:47PM
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diy_dude_smokin

I live in Northern New Jersey. The plantings are for containers around the pool and the deck area. Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 9:59PM
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