Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Planting time

It's the time of year that we love in AZ. While most of the country is preparing for cold weather, we are shopping for plants and flowers and enjoying outdoor living once again. Last weekend was spent trimming and planting. One more monsoon storm roared through last week and the yard was a mess. The temps are starting to fall and soon the 90+ degrees will be behind us. The old galvanized tub holds some chives, parsley, sweet cherry tomatoes, and marigolds for color.
The patio is my favorite "room" of our house. We literally spend most of our time out here. I love Boston ferns, so I hope these three will thrive. I used to have a huge one inside, but they can be so messy. As usual, I planted red geraniums. They are so easy and kind of my thing. If you look close at the ruby red grapefruit tree, you can see lots of fruit. It's going to be a great crop this year. If you get sick of winter...come for a visit.
This is what I came upon when I came in from taking pictures of outside. Mr. HB must think he's a cat. Lately he's been sleeping on the top edge of the sofa. It is sort of soft and squishy, but what a nut! He is a never ending source of entertainment.

17 comments:

Katrina said...

LOL, maybe he learned that from Chloe and Sophie, LOL.

Love your patio!!! I want to come and hang out there ;-).

Margaret said...

What a lovely patio you have -- I can understand why you love it so much. Henry Blue is soooo cute! I bet that's a very comfy place to nap! :D

Bertie said...

Love your Garden Room Tanya! and to have such lovely weather, I am envious :))

Laurie in Iowa said...

I am in love with your patio... I can picture you stitching away in your lovely retreat.
Emma loves to sleep on the back of the sofa too.

Cari-in-VA said...

Too funny! That is definitely somthing my cat would do.

Your patio is wonderful and so inviting.

April Mechelle said...

Your patio looks so comfy!! Makes me want to come sit and stitch. We are also getting good temps here in the south. Finally in the 80's.

gracie said...

As a sister Arizonan I can say that I too am happy with the days becoming cooler. I miss sitting out and stitching. We will be replacing what plants we lost to the hot days of summer.....I am glad I stopped by to visit.

Pauline said...

Wow, it must be hot in fall if you can grow tomatoes (read this word as tom-are-toes cos that's how I'm saying it!). I can't get them to grow in summer over here.

I love your patio, it looks so inviting!

HB's got the right idea- snoozing on the sofa!

Glenna said...

How adorable Mr. HB is. And your yard is so inviting! One of these days the doorbell will ring, and it will be all of us, holding our stitching, ready to hang out!

Melissa said...

Awww, Mr HB is very cute! He has cat-ish tendencies does he? My Julius has dog-ish tendencies (love chancing after paper balls)! Pets are wonderful!

Wow, you're actually coming to the comfy season! Enjoy lounging in your outdoor room!

Siobhan said...

Everything looks so cozy! Duffy loves to sleep on the top of the sofa, too. HB is adorable. ;)

Melissa said...

Love your patio. I love this time of year when there's finally a break in the heat and we can enjoy being outdoors again.

My Polly loves laying on the back of the sofa and looking out the window.

Sherry :o) said...

Enjoy your "spring" - autumn is upon us here in Michigan and it certainly my fav time of year!! Love yoru patio! What a cute pup :-)

Sherry said...

Whiner used to sleep on the top back of the sofa too. It was funny to watch him. You have such a lovely patio and yard. I love the bucket with all the herbs.

Melody said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your beautiful patio. That was intersting to read about this being your outside planting time. As a person that lives in the midwest, we are enjoying the changing leaves on the trees and the end of our outside plants... I'd love to come visit once the snow and wind are blowing here...lol!!

Sandy said...

Our worlds really are opposite, Tanya. Our flower season is winding down and yours is just getting started! Funny. Love the patio ... it's gorgeous. Definitely the place to be right now.

And Mr. HB ... even in his sleep, he's on guard duty. LOL What a guy.

Michelle said...

I'm in love with your patio. So pretty and inviting. And yep, my cats have always loved sleeping on the back of the couch!