Sunday, February 15, 2015

THE BUDDHA IN THE YARD...........................................

My husband and I have only been in our new spot since August of this year...and with family happenings and just life in general...we have not been able to finish  some of the projects we want to do around here.  One of them is our little back yard.

I love to garden and aim to have a wonderful garden in this house as well.

I garden in pots for the most part as our soil here in AZ is so bad....although, we have made a small raised bed in the yard.

It is visible in the above photo.  We have not decided what to plant yet but that will be done by the end of the month or early March.  Many of these plants were brought over from our big house and have managed to survive our hot, hot summer so I think they will survive in this new spot.

I'm trying vegetables for the first time this year.  I have never attempted to grow then in pots so we will see what happens.  Above we have strawberries and red swiss chard along with oregano, thyme and mint.  I learned my lesson about mint in the old house.  This time I planted it in a pot inside a pot so it cannot overtake everything else.

Brad has  installed a light to shine on my wonderful buddha....this was taken last night so he shows up nicely and you can see how beautifully he has aged over the years.  

Hopefully this post was not to boring today...but wanted to let all of you know that we are doing o.k. over here.  Just getting on with life as we should be.

much love,



  1. Oh how I miss my garden. Nothing like fresh veggies. You are blessed with a beautiful garden.

  2. Growing things is a comfort, I know. It affirms life.

  3. In the midst of a freeze in the east, I am trying to think spring which will hopefully come early.
    Jo, your garden pots are beautiful and now I want to go out and buy some pretty blue planters.

    I love your Buddha. I have a couple in my Zen garden and also like how nature has aged them. If only it had been that kind to me.

  4. You cannot eat home grown veggies. I look forward to seeing your raised bed in full colour :) x

  5. I like your potted plants! I would love to retire in Arizona.

  6. Hi Jo,
    Happy Belated Valentine's Day! Hope you had a lovely one,. :)
    I have missed you.....
    I used to live in AZ but I was blessed that I could plant into the soil and had lots of fruit trees and roses! But planting in pots works well too. Your garden is lovely!
    Hugs and it is really nice to see you posting.


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