I’ll try not to be obnoxious about it but as many of you are putting away your outdoor furniture, raking leaves, pulling out your down parkas, looking for your windshield scrapers, and generally gearing up for the long, icy winter, we in central Arizona are heading into several more months of gorgeous weather. Our “outdoor living areas” were looking tired so I tried to spruce them up a little today.
The geraniums will last until April or May.
And the petunias almost as long.
This guy will be around for another week or so.
These are all on our front porch now. The back patio may not be photo-worthy but I did work on it some today, too, and might have photos later. I spray-painted a rusty metal table and accessorized a little. It’s kind of a strange little patio but I like it.
I thought about buying this bench the other day but the guy talked me out of it by saying the grout and tile might get damaged if it gets hit by our sprinklers and the bench will get doused now and then when the wind is blowing.
So this is the one I selected instead while it was still at the nursery (which is in my last post).
And this is the front outdoor living area today.
I decided to go with elk’s advice and not put a cushion on the bench~let its bones show. We have a lot of cat’s claw, as you can see, but it looks really pretty when its yellow flowers bloom. Fall, winter, and spring~the best times of the year in Phoenix.