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Monday, June 20, 2011

A Patio Garden in the Desert


Mornings are cool on the east patio. And we have our most closely tended pots there. In our desert air they must be watered daily. Sometime later in the season, twice a day. So they have to be nearby where we will notice their needs. There are many local gardeners who have the time or resources to have a lush garden here. But it's labor intensive and time consuming, and our lifestyle doesn't lend itself to tending gardens at this point in our lives. So our essential bit of green and bloom is pocket sized and within arms reach. And it nurtures us on a summer morning every bit as much as the other way around.
































Wishing you a SPLENDID first week of Summer!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


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20 comments:

Bella said...

Hi J,
Nice to see you patio and sunshine!!! Love that upshot on the geranium, climbin to the sky :-) and seeing your cilantro made me know I should see if my seeds have sprouted, too cold still, but I keep trying, I love fresh cilantro!! Mmmmm :-)
Hugs,
Bella

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Gorgeous shots in your garden. The bright pink is so refreshing in the garden.

stefanie said...

just gorgeous!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I love it! A little slice of green in a pot! Just goes to show that a "garden" can take many forms.

LibrarySnake said...

So pretty, love that pink.

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Ido said...

How beautiful, I love to have pots on my front door stairs, the problem is when we go out of town, I'm afraid they will die with out water.
Have a lovely day!
XXX Ido

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I just love your flowers. My daughter and I picked out some herbs for her to grow in a pot for our deck. She is so cute as she waters them each day! Love this post, what beauty.

PAT said...

Gorgeous patio garden, Jacqueline!

Jeannie B. said...

love your geramiums.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, love your little herb pot:@)

Custom Comforts said...

Your posts are always so lovely. It's been a while since I've had time to visit and I have missed your sweet and inspiring posts. I imagine gardening would be a challenge in such a dry climate. Right now we're dealing with the exact opposite. Wettest spring and summer I can ever remember.
Cindy

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Sooo pretty. Who doesn't love pink geraniums:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Willow said...

Everything looks so lovely and I just adore those pink geraniums.

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful shots! Vanna

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thank You for your follow. And I also enjoyed the pic's of your patio garden. Have a nice evening.....Julian

Liz said...

Love the geraniums and the old watering cans look great beside all that greenery.
Liz

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just perfect, Jacqueline! I'm at that point in my life now, too, where I prefer a few pots and am glad I did perennials in the beds many years ago. I don't have the time or the back anymore! : ) I do some geraniums and other colorful annuals in pots on our patio. I get some flowers/color and I can water them quick.

Pamela Gordon said...

You can't go wrong with geraniums in any climate! Beautiful. Happy summer to you Jacqueline! ~ Pamela

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such pretty plants in the desert. I would hate to have to water twice a day. I already have to water once a day since it is so darn hot. Thanks for joining the summer blog party.

poppilinnstudios said...

Love the pink geraniums. Your patio is lovely.
-Lynn

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