It's wonderful to have the flowers on my deck. I get direct sun on them so they are doing great. I water them about every 2 days and use a little MaxSea fertilizer in the water. It will drip on the deck if I water too much, but after a while you get used to just adding a little water and it will rarely drip. Because it is outside I don't worry too much. I used root wrappers to plant the pockets so I can easily change out the arrangement as I like and the cedar frame makes a nice finish. It's nice to have flowers without all the messy dirt and pots on my patio.