It's been a long spring/summer of construction on our new decks (and a very long story of the contractor from hell), but we finally are getting to use them and planted some windowboxes of flowers a few weeks ago. I went with my next-door neighbor Brenda, and we did matching boxes this year. She has a much greener thumb than I. I also planted a big container of herbs. We lost a little space on our deck but we still have room for our grill and two chairs. It's nice to be able to sit out there and enjoy the sunshine again. And eat grilled food!