Thursday, June 09, 2011

Garden Tour Thursday

AYLA:  This may be a bit of a surprise, but I get to give the garden tour today.  I'll explain more about that in a few days.  I apologize for the earliness, but we are havin the hots here this week.  Morning is better.

So I got out and about.  And I figured that gave me the right ta to the Garden Tour.  Iza can do the snacks, since she is inside!  I plan to make the most of it!

Please come along with me, we are at transition season an I got some primo flowers ta show ya today!!!

First, we have this lovely unknown (ta us) flower.  The label is long lost.  There useta be 6 of them, but they hadda bad year when I first arrived.  No, it wasnt my fault.  I love the yellow flowers.
And these purple ones are lovely too.  Some kind of perennial salvia (purple rain?)... 
They look even better together...
Out front, we have stella d'oro lillies goin strong around the mailbox.  They can bloom all summer sometimes.  We like ta keep the mail lady happy.  She brings packages to the door when she COULD make us go to the PO for them.  If we meet her at the mailbox, she tells us she likes the flowers.
She also likes our address fish, too.  It has seen better times.  Before TBT used real stiff wire, it banged into the mailbox post.  He says that gives it "character".  Apparently, that means "lazy, so I dont have ta make a new one".  He took it off couple of months ago cuz the old fishline he used was too loose.  It was nice when a neighbor asked what happened ta the fish.  People notice stuff!
OK, back in the yard, our hydrangea are startin ta bloom.  They stand out at twilight an moonlight bein white like that.  

Oh great, here comes Iza!  Join us, but keep quiet!!!  This is MY tour.
[OK, but Im here iffen ya make mistakes.]

I wont, thank you, and go make snacks for our guests!  It IS your turn...

[*%#&@]  ("hiss")

Well, thats Iza for ya...

Now this place is a bit odd.  Not happy-lookin.  Somethin crushed down all these lysimachia.  Not like a vishus deer, cuz they are all brokin 6" high.  And we dont get deer in the high enclosed fence annyway.  Mebbe a crazed groundhog.  Iffen annyone has ideas, our ears are open...
Here is another weerd thing.  This tomato just curled over on its own.  Mebbe it is genetically irregular, ya know?  The clamp wasnt there when it curled.  TBT says that if it is OK otherwise, the cage will support its future growth just fine.  We'll see...  The other tomatoes are doing wunnerfully!  

Lets go up on the deck ta see what Iza an Marley have brought out for snacks and refreshments.

Um, nothing?  Oh gosh, I am so embarassed.  They did nothing this week.

They are jealous that I am outside.  Please hold on a moment...  HEY TBT, get food out here NOW!

Waiting patiently 60 seconds...

[food, snacks, treats, drinks appear]

Ah, that's better.  Lets see.  2 treats, some Soulistic Chicken with Gravy, and some dry crunchies!  And Meowgaritas?  Well done on short notice.  Thanks TBT, you can go now....

I will deal with Iza later...  Now lets all go down to the patio below the deck an roll around on the cool cement!  It is getting too HOT!  In fact, after cool rolls, lets go inside.  We got kitty trees and boxes and snacks all around...  I see TBT openin the basement door...