Friday, January 13, 2012

Garden Patio in Winter


I have cut back all the plants in my pots for the year and pulled the annuals out. With our mild winters I keep my impatiens for years just cutting them back in the winter and feeding them.
The ivy is the only greenery now as the other vine dies off in winter.


This is Lola my six pound baby. This chair is her favorite spot on warm afternoons.


Don't those poor candles look sad all melted. Time to get rid of them. I have some bulbs coming up in a pot on my table though. They are purple Dutch Iris I divided from the front yard. I will be making less trips to the nursery this year as I we are working off a list of maintenance jobs around here.

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18 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

So pretty! I wish my gardens and pots looked like that. Enjoy the weekend!

Andi's English Attic said...

Imagine being able to cut back and keep Impatients!

Really like the weathered terracotta. xx

zaza said...

WOW! Elaine -- how lucky you are! Here in Ontario (Ottawa area)we are experiencing freezing rain and snow. Makes me smile to see your lovely gardens!! Thanks for posting!

Olive Cooper said...

your patio is pretty in winter where my flower garden is covered in dogwood leaves which I consider mulch at this point. My impatients planted in the ground die out but come back in the late summer.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love the ivy growing up the wall - so beautiful. I wish I could keep my impatiens for years. Even though we have technically mild winters in Georgia we still get lots of day that are below frost. So they never last through that.

mary said...

Beautiful patio. Love to see green everywhere. ^_^

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So pretty! Gives me a burst of spring on a winter day!

Ginger Zuck said...

I can only dream of this. It is 19 degrees this morning with a "feels like" of 9! Enjoy your weekend and your patio. I'm so jealous!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Our backyard is in desperate need of some love!! But I am not complaining because I love the cooler weather.

Lori Lynn said...

I LOVE LOLA!!!!

Lori Lynn

nannykim said...

Before we downsize last year we always had inpatients that would come up every year at Spindle Cottage. We had boxes that lined the back fence and they would be full by summer. It was wonderful! Glad you get to enjoy yours too!

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Elaine,
Oh, I'd love to be sitting on your patio right now! Pretty! It's so cold and windy here today. I keep looking out at my screened porch and deck wishing spring were here.
-Lynn

Michele@A Quiet Gracious Life said...

What a pretty and cheery blog you have here! *Thank you* for visiting mine and for the kind comments you left. :o)

Michele@A Quiet Gracious Life said...

Oh!--And I also wanted to say thank you for becoming my 100th follower. that was a super-FUN milestone to reach! :o)

Linda said...

I cut my inpatients back like that too...I have had some for years...also...do you know you can root the parts you cut off...just stick them in some water and they will form little roots...then plant them! It's a great way to save a few $$!!

Diana said...

Lola is so cute!!

sigh, we had snow-ish stuff falling yesterday and it got down in the low 20's last night. But we will be back in the 50s by tomorrow -- we have enough nice temps in January and Feb to bud plants out and taunt us gardeners, but then severe freezes to slap us down. Your patio looks so beautiful.

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

My winter patio is a dang mess-you have inspired me to spruce it up. We get some very nice winter days around Denver and I would love to be able to actually enjoy going out there!http://www.blogelina.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-cart-for-digital-products/download.php?file=3BOa%2FCgFV%2FSThKTo

Robyn said...

I LOVE Lola!! I am a HUGE dog lover, I have 7 of my own and they are my "furry kids"... Thanks for sharing Lola's picture with us :)
Robyn
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