Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday Garden Tour

IZA:  Well, Im sorry ta say we cant do an on-site Garden Tour today.  The grass is 10" high cuz the grass-chopper is bein repaired.  Walking through tall grass is cool, but it rained all morning, so that grass is SOAKING wet.  I guarantee IM not goin out there...

But we did take a few pictures the past couple of days, so we can at least show ya stuff ya WOULD have seen iffen we could do the real garden tour today.  This is sorta a "nature tour".

This is the old fallin-apart compost bin.  I think there is a groundhog livin unner it.
Here is an asparagus spear.  As ya can see, TBT dint get around ta weedin before they started comin up and now he doesnt wanna dig around there.  That would harm new spears.  I told him and told him, but he always had "something else" ta do.
Here are some escaped perennials in the lawn.  They are called Salvia Purple Knockout.  A place sells them as flowers, but apparently they are really just weeds!
This is a buncha ants.  I think they are havin a convention.  Mebbe like to elect a new Queen or somethin.
Here is one of my favrit things.  A MOUSIE HOLE!  About once a week one comes out to play with me.  They dont last as long as the ones in the house, but they taste better.
There are birdies in the trees.  They almost never come down ta play with me...
I am told we will have better weather fer next week, so I'll hope ta see ya all fer real then.

15 comments:

Kea said...

You have a lot of interesting things in your garden! Not only plants, but ants (they give the mom a creepy crawling feeling--we have lots too, but have not seen them enmasse like yours)--and you have mice! Real live, now deaded (lol) mousies. You are SO lucky!

-Fuzzy Tales

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! A mouse hole! How cool is that?!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Those natural mousies always taste better than the house mouse variety.
We'd be excited about the groundhog too! All's we have is a vole and a chippy under the front deck. We stalk them but haven't caught one yet. Zolie catches the voles, no problem!

caspersmom said...

That was a great tour around your garden. You have a lot of interesting things in it. One time I caught a mouse in the house and gave it to Mom. Put it right in front of her computer. We don't get to go outside anymore since we moved and I miss going outside.

We wanted to stop by and say Thank You very much for your Sympathies for Patches. We miss her, especially Mom.

Casper

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

There is a lot of exciting stuff going on in your garden... with extra-added mouse-flavored treats!

Derby, Ducky said...

We haven't seen any mousies this spring, just chippermunks.

m.q said...

nice adventurous garden u have. and a mousie hole.....goodzzzzz

Athena said...

wow, you have so many interesting things in your garden! You're lucky.

Cara n Crew said...

We enjoyed the virtual tour, Iza! How cool that you have real mousies AND groundhogs to play with! You better make sure TBT does right by your garden :)

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

The Crew said...

Oh my Cod...a real mousie hole!!

Mr Puddy said...

Iza, If you need any paws, Just call me, I will come right there to help you catch the mousie : )
xoxo

The Island Cats said...

Wow, you have your own mousie hole!! How cool!! We hope one comes out and plays with you soon!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Wow--that **IS** a lotta ants. Kinda creeped the Human out, although these ants are where she likes them--which is outside!

I wonder why the outside mousies taste better?

Cory said...

Wow...I didn't realize that indoor mousies and outdoor mousies taste different. I'd love to do a side by side taste test!

::chirp::

Cory

Pee Ess...Jonesie here...the asparagus is lovely. Do you try and nibble it?

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Sigh, we has the same problem with our beans. Daddy let grass grow up in one of the vegetable beds. Even though we told him and told him to weed it he waited and waited. Well he finally started weeding and volunteer watermelons were coming up from last year. He uprooted them in order to finish weeding. We don't think all of them will make it they didn't like being disturbed.