I'm in my fifth year I think. Still learning. Like I learned this year that if you don't keep your tomatoes on the deck, deer will come in the night and eat them. I pretty much rely on Miracle Gro. I use it on everything.
My Meyer's flowered but then didn't fruit this year. It's the second year for it. I think next spring I need to repot it in a much bigger pot. I tried to get fruit tree fertilizer sticks but they ended up being for a full grown tree and I couldn't use them.
Variegated and Lemon Thyme, Thai Basil, and Tarragon that the basil choked out.
Some kind of lilac smelly thing, Salvia, and a lilac bush. On the other side of the lilac bush is Bee Balm in a window box.
Lavender, another lilac plant, and basil on the railing. Oregano, another lilac plant, some kind of daisy, and a combo planter of some kind. It's not flowering very well because of lack of sun. My deck is kinda shady now that the oak trees have grown.
Sage and cinnamon basil. The sage has been growing in that basket and coming back for three years now. I get goldfinches landing in it and eating the seeds which is nice.
My Meyers Lemon Tree. It's very pretty, even if I have no lemons from it. It's still a baby. When I got it last year it was two little branches.
Sun Parasol. My husband wanted me to get it to cover the whole gate but I couldn't manage it.
My ground gardening space on one side. On either side of the tomatoes is Pineapple Sage. They'll get about 2 or 3 feet bigger next year so it should fill out more. I'll probably remove the tomatoes next year and put them back on the deck. If I do I'd like to put a couple sunflowers there. There's thai basil again on the left. In front of it is a succulent that sat in a little pot all winter because I forgot about it last year. Then there's a little snowflake ground plant next to it and a Blondi impatien behind it. I'm NOT happy with those.
And this is why I'm not happy with them. They hardly grew at all this season. Granted, I got them in late due to my condo association staining my deck and asking us not to plant but still. I paid a lot of money for them and everything but them is thriving. I'm not sure if they're annuals or perennials though.
And of course, in many pictures, my basset Molly. <3