Romaine LETTUCE on the deck. Leaf lettuces grow very quickly and in little space. If you succession plant, sowing seeds every week in a few different planters, you'll create a supply of greens that will be ready in a steady stream all summer. Greens like these are also good for sheltered decks or patios that don't get much sun, since lettuce doesn't like a lot of heat and will grow better during the summer in cool shade.
Moon flower, blooms only at night. Watch as the glowing, beautiful white petals open and spread their delicious, delicate perfume in the night air. Vigorous climber to 15 ft. Blooms best in poor, dry soil.
Starting Cuttings From a Japanese Maples Take cuttings in spring or early summer, after new wood has slightly hardened. Cutting should have a "heel"—a tail of bark from the parent tree—still attached at the base of the cutting's stem. The cutting should contain three leaf nodes. Dip 1" in rooting hormone & tap off. Place in tyricoota pot, fit plast around (greenhouse)leaving some ventilation. Keep moderately moist.
CLEMATIS VINES are HUNGRY for vitamins and nutrients. Feed them a clematis smoothie for massive blooms. Save banana peels, eggshells, and tomato discards. Put in a blender with water, purée, then pour around the root areas.
Pretty Lamium is an easy-care groundcover that blooms throughout the summer. Find more easy-growing groundcovers: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/easy-ground-covers/?socsrc=bhgpin061912#page=6