Thursday, July 08, 2010

Garden Thursday

IZA:  I love Thursdays!  It is so nice ta wander around the yard findin the good plants ta show pictures of.

I was gonna do it about failures, but I think I will wait til next week.  One of them turned out OK, so mebbe others will by next week.


I had mentioned that The Big Thing loves ta do lazy watering.  The places he needs ta water aren't good for those sprinklers what move back an forth (and I hate them cuz sometimes they sprinkle me by surprize!), so he has ta do it "by hand".  Well, he found a easier way...

He uses this weird-lookin thing!  It makes the water narrow or wide jus like a flashlight does light...
An he sticks it in the spade handle.  When he turns on the water, the nozzle stays there and he uses a timer to keep the water goin for 5 or 10 minutes at his choice.  He has cool waterin gadgets!
At the bottom right, ya see the little lever that makes the water flow weak or strong as he wants.  I tried to control it myself once, but it seems to require thumbs.

An then, we got our "wave petunias".  They aint large and all spread out yet, but they are gettin at it!  They will get about 3' across by Fall, but I wanned ta show them startin...
After all that walking around, I think I'll sit unner some leafs an wait fer something to come by to pounce...

Last, here is a guessin contest!  What IS this?

14 comments:

Brian said...

It's a flashy box! Hey, that lazy watering is cool!!!

Lone Star Purrs said...

It's TBT takin' a pic-shur of his shadow!! Momma likes his way of waterin' too!
::purrs::
~Meeko & Kiara

Jacqueline said...

We enjoyed touring your pretty garden with you, Iza...It's tough keeping everything watered enough in this extreme heat...It's a shadow of TBT's arms and flashy box=it's cool he's taking a picture of his shadow!...kisses and hugs sweet friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katnip Lounge said...

Hey! That's TBT's flashy-box shadow!

Mommy thinks TBT's lazy watering method is Pure Genius. Huzzah to him!

Angus Mhor said...

IF my mom had any garden this year-which she doesn't 'cause of movin' and stuff-she would love to have a waterin' thing like your TBT's. And some Spiderwort. And Achillea, Yarrow, Echinacea, Bergamot, and Lavendar!!!

I could care less 'cause she doesn't let me go outside anymore.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh I know what that is all right, sigh. It's the dreaded FB! At least outside, maybe it's just a B.

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Flashy box shadow! You are really hidden under those leafs. Thanks for the garden tour.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We love the watering device. Home made gadgets are always the best ones.

And we guess that's TBT wiv a camera!

AFSS said...

The water thing is way cool, and the petunias are just gorgeous. Next time Mommy runs off to the nursery she may get some. They are doing road work (sigh, they has been doing it for 3 months now) so the main road to town is closed and it takes Mommy forever to go anywhere, so she doesn't go by the nursery as often. Dratted detour tricked us (Scylla & Socks) as we didn't think we were going to the VET as we were going the wrong way and then, THEN we were there after going around the world.

Harry Spotter said...

That watering thing is cool. You have pretty flowers. Good job. Have a great weekend.

Parker said...

Iza, that's you gettin' a photo taken! Your garden is very, very nice!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Iza - the garden is looking great! And we think that the way that the TBT made a sprinkler to fit is genius! And the petunias are going to look very cool - you will have to be sure to show us as they get bigger and bigger!

Oh, and we think that the last picture is TBT's shadow!!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

TBT is taking a picture of his shadow!! That is a great way to water, too!!
Your TX furiends,

Cory said...

Ha! It's TBT with a camera!

We like TBT's lazy watering method. My mom and dad have a kazillion different devices too!