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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She attended journalism school where she majored in professional writing. She loves to decorate, garden, read and spend time with her Yorkies.

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"Falling" For The Patio

This morning I was looking out the patio doors, and I thought: Shoot, I haven't done anything fall out on my big outdoor space, which I consider an extension of my apartment. And what convinced me to rent it in the first place.

I've just about talked myself into splurging on a few kale plants, and maybe some more pansies, to fill in where summer's annuals have spluttered out. 

See the leaves in the bird bath? They are starting to fall, folks!

Now if I could just get some birds to stay in place for a few seconds when I'm sitting outside so I could snap some pics, I would be a happy camper. 

Fickle little wrens hop-hoppity-hop all over the place without more than a second in one spot.

It is the time of year when ornamental grasses do their thing. This is why I always like to have them in my gardens. They put on quite a show in the fall.

I have cut off some of the golden pennies/creeping jenny growing in the bowels of the driftwood and pushed them into other plants. They're usually easy to get started if it isn't too hot.

Linking to Thoughts From AliceRefresh RestyleDwellings.

Brenda Pruitt
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  1. Looks like the perfect spot Brenda. I know it's your favorite place to be. ;)

  2. Love your patio, Brenda, it looks so comfortable and welcoming. Enjoy

  3. I love all the colorful and interesting accessories on your patio. It must seem like Disneyland to the pupsters! I had never thought about adding ornamental grasses to my yard, but you're right--they're gorgeous this time of year. Maybe next year...

  4. total süße herbstdekoration!!! liebe grüße von angie

  5. Looks so inviting, Brenda and I imagine you will really enjoy it as the cooler air moves in.
    I love those grasses too. So interesting.

  6. Your backyard is so fun, Brenda!! I love all the color and the wagon, too!!

  7. Looks like a little "piece" of paradise to me. Your coffee table looks very "fallish" and I think kale plants and pansies would love to come home with you..
    I imagine you'll have quite a few leaves to fall.. I hope the trees turn pretty colors..
    Your golden pennies really did well in your drift wood.. I think both of your thumbs are "green"..
    Have a great week ahead.

  8. Brenda, Looks like plenty of nice growing things on the patio. I love the sunshine face.I would probably string some twinkle lights around. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  9. It is looking good Brenda! I do like those ornamental grasses! The temps have finally dropped a little here and it feels so much better!


  10. Your patio area is so pretty! I like the Fall décor you brought out there. I agree that the ornamental grasses are beautiful. We lost most of ours last year to the freezing weather (I guess). We have one lonely skimpy one growing and it's half alive and half dead. Kind of pitiful really. My husband hates to prune them, so I doubt he'll be replanting any more of them.

  11. You seem so much more content in your apartment than you have appeared to be any other place. I am so happy for you, girl. You deserve nothing but peaceful days after the rough journey your life took for awhile. I am happy for you. Happy Fall!

  12. That little wren is fluffing his feathers...adorable.

    Your outdoor space is always so pretty, Brenda :)

  13. Very pretty! I like ornamental grass, too. A few bright pumpkins and mums and you will be all set!

    Jane xx

  14. Brenda, you have a cozy patio to enjoy. LOVE the galvanized tubs and your little red wagon. Ornamental grasses are awesome and they really do add texture to a garden.

    Happy Fall!

  15. I think you will enjoy your patio even more now that the temps are cooling some. I love the ornamental grasses, too. xo Laura

  16. Your patio is so pretty. A relaxing place to be content and thankful for the beauty of nature.

  17. Ornamental grasses are the workhorses of any garden. Next to hostas, they're indestructible!

  18. I think I could sit out there for hours reading and enjoying the fresh air Brenda..

  19. What a cozy place to sit with a cup of coffee and spy on the birds, so pretty! Happy Fall, Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  20. This is such a pretty and cozy space! You wouldn't be able to get me to come inside:)

  21. Your patio is so lovely and relaxing . You must adore it out there with the pups. Just lovely arrangements and I love the décor.

  22. It looks so nice. A great size patio. What will you do with them in the winter. Love the wren.


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