I'm joining with Claudia http://mockingbirdhillcottage.com/ today...A Favorite Thing Saturday.
I was looking around the house for something to show and then I thought ...our weather will soon be snow and cold.Everything outside will be covered and put to bed for the winter. I have a favorite little corner of my garden...right by the front entry and the driveway. It's the first thing that people see, when they come to visit. I have a purple chair with a concrete planter on it. A neighbor friend made the planter with concrete and a hosta leaf. I wondered what to plant in this and decided to plant hens and chicks. They have thrived in this shallow planter. There are other tiny sedums planted there as well. Just a sprinkle of water to keep it going and it's happy. I put it in the garage for the winter, but it's really not necessary.I think that I have had this for 5 or 6 years with the same plants in it.
I was out early this morning...it was cold!!! I had to come in and put on my favorite gardening jacket. I first emptied the pot on the deck and then went down to pull my tomato plants out. We put the green tomatoes in the basement on newspaper, with a cover of newspaper. Last year this worked well and we had tomatoes for a long time...with only 2 not ripening. I put the cages in the garage and went to work on Mary's Garden. Cut down some hosta stalks, and tidied this little garden up. I started putting a few garden accessories away, but left out the favorites. Filled the bird feeders and sat on my bench to watch a squirrel coming down from the top of the tree. I had just been watching a nuthatch in the same tree. I thought he was putting a sunflower seed in the bark. Sure enough, that scamp of a squirrel went to just the same spot and ate the seed. Just like hiding a favorite treat in the cupboard and just when you want to enjoy it...it's gone.
I'm going out and take some pictures a little later, when the sun is just right. The road leading to our house is just beautiful this year. Last year it wasn't so colorful and we thought that fall might not be so pretty this year either....and surprise, when we turned the corner...fall beauty at it's best.
Have a wonderful day...and please go a visit Claudia and her pals. You'll be glad you did.