Thursday, August 11, 2011

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Hi!  Welcome to this weeks Garden Tour... 

Mostly, the same flowers are blooming as last week, but they seem a bit bigger an with more flowers, so we'll see those as we pass by.  But we got a couple of new things ta show too!  I'll save those fer the end.

First is our pot of pansies.  They are growin thicker an more cheerful even in this heat.  We are amazed!  There are twicet as many flowers as last week.
The annual flower area is fillin in.  Especially the white wave petunias an the marigolds.  They would all be bigger now, except TBT delayed plantin them cuz he needed ta dig up nasty runner grass roots first.
The white ones may have more flowers, but we like the red/white ones better.  More color, though the white ones DO show up better at twilight.
The red sa,via are gettin bigger too.  In a month they should be full size and bloom.
The yeller marigolds are bushier and lots of flower buds are developin!
Hey!  I hear somethin in here.  Mouse?
Nah, just a big bug.  A cicada, I think...

Here's the first surprise today.  Its a volunteer butterfly bush!  And its a large flower fer a small plant, so we will have to save it.
We found two birdie nests on the ground!  We know one is a robin nest, so we guess the other is too.
The Moonbeam Coreopsis are bloomin now.  They are in pots, but will go into the garden inna Fall.
We are in the front yard now.  Can ya guess what this is?
Well, do ya remember the trees covered with tiny yeller flowers I showed ya a month or so ago?  Its a Golden Rain Tree.  These are the seed pods.  They look like tiny Chinese lanterns.  When they turn brown, they fall off.  An they crunch when ya step on them.

Marley has put out some snacks up on the deck.  Lets see what he chose fer us!  Ooh, Cowboy Cookout stinky Goodness, Pounce treats, chicken jooce, and bowls of water with cracked ice!  Thats differnt...

15 comments:

Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline said...

What a lovely garden you have!

Mom Paula

Brian said...

I am still in awe, everything is so pretty!

Fage said...

That Golden Rain tree is really cool! And the nests, were they empty when you found them?!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I wouldn't shrug off that cicada, Iza! They are tasty - in fact, I think I will have one for a snack! Sorry, Marley!

Mark's Mews said...

The Golden Rain Tree is smallish, mine seems to have topped out at about 20'.

The nests were empty. One I know had unfledged robins one day and they were gone the next. I removed the nest after a week. I suspect predation. The other, I simply found on the ground after a storm.

The Big Thing

ArtemisiaFSS said...

What interesting seed pods on the Golden Rain Tree and we just love the Moonbeam Coreopsis.

Thanks for the treats Marley.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We especially love your pansies! And the Golden Rain Tree looks so neat.

As usual, we love your garden tours, and of the course the snacks afterward, which is so considerate of you to offer!

Athena said...

You haf a wonderful garden! And snacks at the end of the tour, I always love coming here!

m.q said...

thx for the tour Iza, we enjoy it

much love;
BoBo Salem & catlings

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh what a lovely garden you have!

Prancer Pie said...

Yum! Treats on the deck again! Thank goodness fur ice in the water, we haf really gotten spoiled to it. Purrs.

The Island Cats said...

Oh, your flowers look so nice! A lot of our perennials are looking pretty punky these days from all the hot weather we had.

Cory said...

::purrr::

I just love your story and memories of the corn patch your dad planted. We can never get enough corn and what we don't eat we furreeze to eat all through the winter.

Love your flowers!

Natalie said...

You have such a gorgeous garden! I love seeing photos of it.

Derby, Ducky said...

Nice tour Iza.