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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sassy Sunday with Sheebie

Friends and Kitties!

This Sunday I thought I'd take you around our yard.  Gardening in the desert is different than in the Midwest, but you can still have a nice green space if you select the right plants and irrigate correctly.  Almost all of our  plants are drip irrigated with just a couple of sprayers, and Scott does a bit of hand watering in the evenings. Everything is well established, and if something isn't hardy it's GONE--only the strongest survive at chez Cerecke!

The star jasmine in the back courtyard.  Scott put the lattice up last year and it's starting to spread.  The smell is heavenly, when I go outside in the mornings (to molest the kitties) and the air is heavy with scent.  Henry's hut is now a gardening hutch.  We think he did have people and they moved.


Houston, we have tomatoes!
Historically we haven't had a lot of luck with 'maters here, but we got them in early enough (we hope) for them to ripen before it gets too hot and they split.


Looking down the path along the back of the Catio.
Scott had a photographer's assistant.


The path, facing the other direction.  The tree on the left is some sort of golden privet trained into a tree, and the tree on the right is the lemon.  There's cyprus along the wall, and arborvitae by the Catio as well as in the corners of the block wall.


Turning the corner by the lantana garden, we have butterfly bushes on the left, and on the right more arborvitae and another privet thingy.  Beyond the butterfly bushes are some bottlebrush and succulents.


A close up of the bottlebrush flowers.  The birds love the berries this makes!


Here we are 'rounding the bend at the front of the house.  This photo is a few weeks old, the Mexican primrose at the base of the canary palms hasn't bloomed yet.


The mexican primrose is on the right--I just love it--and another variety of lantana by the fence.


This is the urn we garbage-picked last fall, Scott made it the centerpiece of a new bed he made.  The purple flowers are a variety of sage, and please don't ask what the yellow ones are...I can never remember!  Some type of daisy.


The view from the driveway; this is an older photo, too--nothing is in flower.

Now, I did promise in the post's title that there was some sass today...and here it is:


Happy Sunday!

XX  Trish  XX

58 comments:

  1. Your yard is lovely and obviously the photographer's assistant was a great help in showing it off! We also like the sassy assy! (can we say that on here?)

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  2. The yard is very pretty from any angle, but nothing is as cute as the ending :)
    How did you make that tail wiggle like that?

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  3. Beautiful yard! That swinging tooshie at the end is just the cutest.

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  4. Me LOVES your garden! And me loves what yous did with Salem's tail!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  5. Your garden is beautiful! Scott has an adorable assistant! We love Salem's swishing tushy! Too cute!

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  6. Lufly yard for the beans and kitties! We just have lots of parked cars at our backyard :(

    We luf the swingin tail, too!

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  7. We are laughing at you with that tail! HE HE.

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  8. Love the s'ass!!!! Ha!

    Jonesie is quite impressed with your garden!

    xoxo Cory

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  9. MOL that's some swishy sass! Love your garden! I'm assuming that's the Baby out there? Is she the only one allowed out? or is she an escape artist?

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  10. Fantastic sass - we want Äiti to put this on the big screen!!!!
    Äiti is going all green herself over your garden, Mom Trish. We don't know why - she's too darn lazy to do any work on the patch of lawn and berry bushes here. She just about manages a kissanminttu crop each year, but that's it. But she is telling us it's just so incredible what that little molecule water does - you have brown, brown and more brown outside, and a rainbow of colour inside your yard. No wonder the Georges and hummers all flock to your place. It's absolutely beautiful.

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  11. What a beautiful garden you have, so pretty. And, what a lovely wiggle bum you have :)xx

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  12. You guys have done a great job with your landscaping. I could use your skills for our front space -- as could the new neighbours.

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  13. I don't actually "do" gardening - my brother got the green fingers. Mine are a bit yellow! - but I am really impressed with yours :) As you say it is so different in the desert, but you guys have given a lot of thought and care!

    I see you did the gif thing lol I've done one but am too ashamed to blog it. Might try again and do a bit better. It's difficult to get it without the whole scene jumping around!!!

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  14. LOVE the swishy sassy adn of course your botiful garden too !

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  15. Mum loves your garden and all the different plants (so different than what grows in our climate).
    Thanks for showing us the sassy ass too!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  16. Your garden is lovely! We never imagined there could be so many lovely and colourful flowers that would grow in the desert. Mum has only just potted our tomatoes up and they are only about 3 inches high. They don't usually mature until August.
    We like Salem's wiggle bum at the end!

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  17. Happy Sunday to you too. What great photos of your garden... Love them all. Thanks.

    pawhugs, Max

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  18. Very pretty garden and walkways. Love that. The stones really make it look pulled together and neat. Funny how a white cat (Hi Baby) can make anything even more pretty. Now would you look at the sass...he's the catsass. Hugs, Deb

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  19. What a beautiful garden...an oasis in the desert! We are always amazed at the flowers that are considered annuals here are perennials for you!

    Sue and the Island Cats

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  20. We love your pretty desert landscape!

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  21. wow!!! it's gorgeous. and love the view too!!!! loving the mountains. A tad jealous!

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  22. You've done a marvelous job with your landscaping. The yellow flowers are nicknamed Perky Sue and you can google them.

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  23. Wow! First the Lounge and then the gorgeous landscaping...and THEN a great dose of SASS. Wonderful!

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  24. Love the sass!!!!

    Your garden looks great, it's funny I have those yellow daisies in my garden too and I can never remember the name either - LOL!!!

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  25. That is some fun yard! And the ending was booty purrfect!

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  26. That sashaying booty was purrfection! And I can hardly tell you how much I enjoyed the tour. MOARE! Loved it.

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  27. What a beautiful tour. We love everything from your gardens all the way to the mountains!
    It's fun to see where our furriends and their beans live.
    ~ Malachi and The Bunch

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  28. After reading your post the boyz let me know they want to trade me for someone willing to make their yard more interesting.

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  29. Everything looks beautiful! Tomatoes!!! We were debating planting any this year since have a farm five minutes away but nothing beats homegrown.

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  30. Love the landscaping. The tomato comment makes me laugh because I pray for the season to last long enough for mine to develop and your's split. Good thing for market gardens!

    Cute bum wiggle too!

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  31. We love all the pictures especially the last one! :)

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  32. Your garden is BEAUTIFUL! I'm gonna sit down and have a little chat with the peep this evening. Obviously, she has been slacking! My garden doesn't even look a quarter as nice as yours. She's gonna have to pull up her boots, I think!

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  33. You really have a lovely garden, and it's so different from mine with the desert landscaping. Love it. Love that bottlebrush flower.
    And the sassy ass!

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  34. Your garden is beautiful. Thank you for the tour! And for the sass at the end of the post, too! :)

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  35. The yard (and the kitty) look great!

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  36. PlumaBlanca the working car says, "Mom and I loves your garden. We live in the desert too and it sure is a different type of gardening! Mom plants alot of lavenders, mints, and other herbs but anything that doesn't make it is replaced by more of what wants to grow...and I have 10 catnip plants!"

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  37. What beautiful landscaping. You must work very hard on it!

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  38. Great tour! We recall an earlier tour, an it seems ta us that there is more stuff growin in yer yard.

    Good luck with the tamaters. TBT says the splitting usually happens when they get too much water at once. The fruit swells up faster than the skin can grow. But he's not familiar with dry desert-growin conditions.

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  39. A beautiful garden in what is a challenging environment. If only we could send you some of our rainwater...

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  40. So pretty!
    Mom would love to bring a book over & sit and read.
    Love the sass!

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  41. Wow, what a pretty yard. Our Mom is so jealous. You hoomans have done a great job on the plants and trees. What fun and a lot of work. Take care.

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  42. oh my gosh..I am in love with your garden and everything in it..so much color and fun..seriously.it is beautiful..makes mine look like kid stuff..and I love the "sass" you gave us today.;)

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  43. Wow! You are such creative people and obviously have green thumbs, to boot! I can't do as well in a more temPURRate climate. You have planted and coaxed so much colour out of your desert soil. It is truly imPURRessive!

    Is that Salem's sassy ass or Sylvester's? I'm thinking the former rather than the latter. Good stuff!

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  44. I think the key to these great photo's are surely the photographers assistant! Your garden is really lovely.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  45. Oh, I love your garden and to have your own lemon tree? How cool is that! Makes me want to jump on a plane and come down for a visit. T.

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  46. Great job. Love the swinging rear end!

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  47. Your landscaping is simply gorgeous!

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  48. Wow!!! Cool garden^..^ We luvz visiting different typez ov gardenz :))
    we thinkz maybe da yellow daisy could be Coreopsis ??? ^..^
    Pretty cool, you don't haz to suffer thru da loud noize ov da mower :o dat'z az bad az da inside sucky monster :|
    Fankz all you Sweet kittiez fur comin to my pawty,,,, it sure wouldn't be complete wifowt you guyz :))
    Headbonkz ~ Sunny

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  49. wow! Looks like Palm Desert in CA or probably in AZ?? I luv the butt wiggle at the end!

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  50. Okaze, we enjoyed your garden tour, except we imagined taking it in 68 degree weather!

    Then we saw the last picture and we forgot everything that came before.

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  51. Happy Sunday, nice to get a look around your garden. So different from what we have here.

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  52. Yes, that's pretty darn sassy, but in the cutest way. Love your yard. Lot and lots of hard work. Good job to both of you.

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  53. Your garden is beautiful. We think Miss Katie should give you an A+ for your animated gif!

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  54. cute kitty tail! and very beautiful garden.

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