We had a very long winter this year with a lot of snow, so I think we went over the top a bit with our deck flowers! Although I must say you can never have too many flowers. This is one of my favorite places to spend time enjoying a book, a visit with "Hon" or enjoying Missy. We are contemplating having a pergola with louvres put up but it sure is expensive. We have vinyl fences and composite decking so opt out for the vinyl pergola. We don't think about oil causing that to go up, but it has due to it being a petroleum product. We are trying to do our part by combining errands, Jim using his scooter to run to the store, but we sure do have challenges with the gas continuing to rise. I guess the answer is to stay home and enjoy my flowers!