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Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Favorite Thing Saturday

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.


Babajeza said...

I should go gardening too but it's a rainy day today (unexpectedly). But it is nice beining inside by a warm and cosy fire. Fall is just starting here. Your garden is very pretty.

Claudia said...

I'm going to have to move things to the shed eventually but I put it off as long as possible. Love your sweet corner - so lovely and welcoming!

Thanks so much for joining in today!


Olive Cooper said...

I adore hen and chicks and can see why they make you happy. Here I get to leave them out all winter. Visiting from Claudia's, Olive

Diane said...

Very pretty garden!

It's Just Dottie said...

I love to garden. I think I was born with a gardener's heart and I can see you were too.
Smile, Dottie

patsy said...

yes it is a C-pap. really great to sleep all night.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Such a beautiful corner. Welcoming.

Rose said...

The hens and chicks are perfect for this container; such a pretty and welcoming corner--I can see why you enjoy it so. I haven't even begun to clean up the garden and put things away--I think I'm in denial about the cold coming soon:)

Balisha said...

Thanks to all of you for coming to visit. I love visiting Claudia and clicking on the pictures and being transported to each of your lives. So many different things that are special to all of us. I hope it continues to grow.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Such a pretty little corner! The hens and chicks are perfect.