Thursday, April 21, 2011

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA: 

Welcome friends!  Im callin todays garden visit the "Tulip Tour".   There are a few other blooms ta see, but mostly tulips this time.  As ya can see, the early daffodils are starting ta fade!




These are the ones that seem happiest (they keep coming back).
They have neat black centers if ya can stretch up high enough to look down on them.  TBT is available fer lifting...
These next few are the last survivors of patches of 7 bulbs planted just a few years ago.
We dont know how this yellow one sneaked in.  TBT doesnt buy plain yellow tulips cuz yellow daffodils do so well here.
The multi-colored ones are another matter.  We love "painted" tulips.  But this one has been left all alone...
 Another "last one".  But its still pretty!
As long as we are passing by, this Viburnam is blooming.  Smells good, too!
These yellow-orange ones are nice.  We wernt sure they would show up again this year cuz TBT built a box and added dirt.  But they managed...
 Even the unopened ones are pretty.  That stuff growing behind them is called "Snow On The Mountain".  They grow about cat-high and spread out ta cover the ground.  The cream and green leafs are pretty in early Summer, but they turn brown in August.  They came from NH, you see, so they dont like our heat.  But these are in a new shadier spot, so mebbe they will stay happy.  There are 2 really big hostas just coming up in there, but it will be a month before theyre worth noticin.
As a special treat this week, we have Fromm Duck and Chicken Pate, "Goodlife Recipe Catnip Delights" crunchies, and Nip water inside (so Ayla and Marley can say hello).

15 comments:

Kea said...

Your tulips are lovely! We don't have any bulbs to bloom, partly because we face north and our back space doesn't get a lot of light, and partly because the mom is lazy.

We do have two giant hostas, though, that flank the back step. The mom hacked them up a couple of springs ago and planted the "babies" elsewhere, but they still are huge. They're nice and cool to hide under in the summer heat and humidity (which we do get, though it feels like it'll never arrive this year).

-Fuzzy Tales

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Your tulips are lovely. Ours are hardly out of the ground yet!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Our neighbor has snow on the mountain
as a border along his deck. It's a great place to stalk mousies & voles.
We'll go inside now to greet the others and may stretch out for a little nappie if you don't mind.
Will TBT make a lap for us?

Brian said...

Such a beautiful garden, y'all are so lucky!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human loves tulips, but they (and most other bulb flowers) do not do well in southern California. We have to stick the bulbs in the refrigerator for weeks, and even then, it's a toss up on how well, or even if they will give nice blooms.

Ginger Jasper said...

Your tulips are lovely, we have lots of tulips around us at the moment too and we love to see them.. Hugs GJ x

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

Your Tulip Tour waz very Pretty ~ Tulipz are alwayz hit and miss around here..... Da mom getz dem fur Easter den chucks da bulbs ofur da fence in da back and they came back ^..^, if we plantz dem in da yard they die!....
Your Tulips are very Cheerful~ ^..^
Purrz ~ Ana

Cara n Crew said...

The tulips are beautiful, Iza! Thanks for the tour and refreshments :)

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Wow, you actually have flowers blooming. Don't let Jan visit. They'll all drop dead. We think her reputation as a killer precedes her and anything green or colorful just dies of fright.

Lisa said...

So pretty!!! My daffodils are ichin to bloom. I'm thinking tomorrow will be the day! You garden is lovely, I look forward to more pictures as your season progresses!
~Lisa Co9T

Derby, Ducky said...

Nice tulips, ours haven't started yet, too cold.

The Island Cats said...

Your tulips are so pretty!! Thanks for showing them to us.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

What beeeyootifill tulips! Since we can't grow nuffing, the Human sometimes goes to a little shop called The French Tulip and pays a bunch of green papers for tulips that are not half so pretty as yours, Iza.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

The tulips are really beautiful. we like the red ones best!

Happy Easter dear friends!
Love Milo and Alfie xx

Pierro said...

Your garden is beautifical!
We hope you have a wonderful week-end... hopefully we will see some sun here in the washington area.
This rain is really dreary and where are the birdies?

bonks!