I have gradually fallen in love with our upper deck. It's a small spot, perhaps 8 x 8 feet. For the first year or so, we hardly used it all all. Then I gave up planting anything outside of containers because no matter how "deer resistant" it was, the deer ate it. So, the upper deck became my spot for planting container roses and then a gardenia, hydrangea, and finally this spring's herb garden.
I tend to hang out there in the morning or afternoon when I can have partial sun and the stunning views up into the redwoods. I also bring out morning tea and reading / work to do.
|Tracker approves of the full sun|
|... so I can see up into the tree tops.|
And, now that the summer heat has begun, my first roses are blooming too so that there are colors and fragrances in this small spot. It's a wonderful place to enjoy a few minutes of peace and beauty.