Thursday, June 17, 2010

Garden Thursday

IZA:  I know its Ayla's Birfday taday (my, she has lots of visitors) but I dint wanna skip the Garden Tour!  She said it was OK ta post about it...  And it was nice` ta have some of the kitties at Ayla's birfday party to come along on the tour with me!

So, I was lookin around the backyard today, tryin ta decide what ta show ya all this week, then I remembered that last week I promised ta show the hostas!

Problem solved...

We have a long narrow bed in the woods an a square box in the front.  Both get lots of shade.  Hostas really love shade.  Thats real good cuz not much else does!  We do have ferns an heuchera with them, though...

The woods hostas are in a 30' bed along the fence (too long fer a group picture), but here are 2 of my favrits...
An here is one of the ferns...
The front yard hostas are easier ta show in a group...  Here is the left half...

(Personally, I think The Big Thing planted those too close together)

And these are on the other half...
It looks a little sunny, but they only get late afternoon sun and thats through some trees...

I cant wait ta see whats in bloom next week!  I think we will have lillies an mebbe a tree.

Happy gardening...

13 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for taking us on the garden tour during Ayla's party, Iza, we really enjoyed seeing your pretty plants; our Mom told us TBT has been doing a lot of work in your yard and we sure could tell!...Let's go back inside and rejoin the party!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Brian said...

Very pretty garden indeed, I am starting to wonder why we don't have a pretty garden too! Oh yea, I don't have a green paw!

Fat Eric said...

Happy purrthday to Ayla!

AFSS said...

We enjoyed touring the garden while we were at Ayla's party. I thinks that is a Japanese Painted Fern, we has one. And it is actually doing good this year. Hosta's don't do so hot here cause it is sunny we has a small one in a pot on the porch.

Harry Spotter said...

Those are beautiful. You sure are a master gardener.

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Birthday, Ayla! That was very nice of you to allow Iza to take us on a tour of the garden.

The Island Cats said...

Whew!! We need to walk through the garden after eating all that live dead shrimp. Your hostas are very pretty...we like the veriegated ones!!

Cory said...

It's good to take a stroll in the garden after you eat...

We love hostas, and yours are beautiful!

Derby, Ducky said...

Love the garden tour. We should send mum out to take pictures here about something.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Great tour Iza! Our neighbor has a dense patch of hosta at the side of their house which is closest to ours and Shaggy likes to play Stealth Hunter in those. They are almost directly under their bird feeder so he just hunkers and waits for the birdies. Never gets any though.
On the other hand, our mom has been nursing along a couple of really scraggly ones under the edge of our deck for 4 years. It is near a downspout and she thinks it might be too wet for them.
Thanks for the tour!

Reese =^..^= said...

Beautiful!! A very Happy Birthday to Ayla!

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Happy belated birthday Ayla! And Iza, thanks for the great tour of the garden. We love our hostas too. We like to get under them.

Katnip Lounge said...

We thought we'd send Ayla Belated Birthday wishes here, too...We Hope it was a GREAT day!

Hostas are some of Daddy's fave plants. We had lots of them at the old Illinois house.