Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Soil is Itching....


























and I have the need to scratch.  It's that time of year here in Arizona when the weather backs down from a blast furnace to cool nights and warm days.  I love gardening this time of year and I can hardly wait to get things started.

19 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice. it is my fav time of year...though not much planting as it would die in winter here..and the soil gets hard...have fun with it...smiles.

trav4adventures said...

I'm itching, too! I bought 2 large bags of California poppy seeds at Lowe's and I might stop by Home Depot this morning. It's still a little early here in the low desert, but I'm anxious to get my seeds into the ground!

Deb said...

I am on the east coast, and didn't realize you would plant at this time of year. How long will you get "life" out of the seeds you plant now? All winter?

SRQ said...

Yes, I'm also surprised about planting this time of year. Hope your wildflowers turn out as pretty and colorful as those on the package.

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Kate said...

I am GREEN...green with envy that is. Our growing season is winding down, which means only one thing. Snow and ice cannot be far behind.

Kathy said...

I got that itch too! Can't wait to pull out the vincas and put in petunias. I have to chuckle over the comments from all those people who just can't figure out how we can plant this time of the year. This is when our gardens flourish!

Luis Gomez said...

That time of the year again!

cieldequimper said...

Oh snapdragons, yes, I love them!

Yesterday's shot was amazing!

cieldequimper said...

Oh snapdragons, yes, I love them!

Yesterday's shot was amazing!

Rob and Mandy said...

My wife has got the same itch. We changed house recently, no garden anymore, and it's hard

Sharon said...

You will have to keep us posted on how your garden grows!

Randy said...

My vote is for some wildflowers. Have fun!

Randy said...

My vote is for some wildflowers. Have fun!

Jarart said...

But up here in the Arizona mountains, the flowers are about to give up for the winter.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I'm a sucker for the Home Depot plants - do you have good luck with seeds? Maybe I will try it out...

michael said...

I was born in Phoenix and don't miss the summers at all. Glad that the sun has let loose enough to plant.

Thérèse said...

Such a nice feeling!

Rob said...

Enjoy your garden! We will soon be "tilling" in our gardens for winter. So many plants need to be burried in a pile of leaves. I am sure you'll be seeing a lot of invading retirees from Minnesota in the coming months.