Thursday, June 21, 2012

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Thank you for coming along fer todays garden tour!  There is some new stuff, plus some stuff what grown from last week.
First, I wanna show off the Stokesia, big time!  Theyre nice from far away...
But they look a lot nicer close up!
An look at the STUFF on them.
Pretty little painted lady butterflies (we think).
Such nice colors.
And ya can see their skinny bodies from above!
Then follow me.  We got the Golden Rain trees in bloom out front here...  They are covered with tiny little yeller flowers that look like they "raining" from the tree.
Ya can see the whole tree from over here...
 An theres the two hosta beds on either side on the front steps.  This one on the left is the one what has all the daffodils in Spring.  It is all hostas an ferns now.
See the little purple flowers up close?  They are nice, but TBT grows the plants fer the leafs that stay all Summer/Fall.
This is the left side of the front steps.  There are big hostas there too, but the smaller green an white plants are "Snow-On-The-Mountain" from New Hampster 20 years ago.  They keep growin no matter how TBT tries to kill them (er, "move them around").
An finally, see the little goldiefish?  We dint know it was still alive!  TBT stuck his hands in the pond an hauled out a bucket of nasty stringy algae ta give it more room ta swim around.  He says he will give it a coupla friends ta swim around with this week.
NO, it isnt fuds!

But there ARE fuds up on the deck.  Ayla says she chose something strange this week.  Cooked pork fat!  I know, I know, but just try it.  WE love it...  And there are Niptinis too.

16 comments:

Nerissa said...

You've got goldfish? Livin' in your garden? WOW! Are you ever lucky!!! purrs

Fuzzy Tales said...

Ditto! A real, live goldfish? Wow indeed! And those butterflies...yummy! They have a very satisfying crunch, we bet.

The blooms are pretty, but of course we especially love the hostas (and ferns) -- perfect for hiding in!

Mariodacat said...

Oh pretty flowers. I bet they smell good too - ohhh and fishies! Yum. Do you ever try to catch it?

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That is so cool that you have a goldfish! I wonder if they taste like tuna.

Eric and Flynn said...

You got a goldfish!!! Mum wanted a fishpond in the garden but dad said they wouldn't last 5 minutes so she never got one. We don't know what dad meant by that. We like those pretty flowers with the flutterbys on them. We like your rain tree and your hostas too.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We's like those Snow on the Mountain plants. They's pretty.

The snacks sound delicious, Iza, but are you really sure that goldfishie is off limits?

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Yeah, cuz theyre part of the yard decorations an we dont eat yard decorations.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh man, you guys have a wonderful garden. My mom is lazy and doesn't have near as much. Now she wimps out saying it HOT out there!

Cheri said...

Your garden is looking great. Mom has given up on ours. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Cats of wildcat woods

ABBY said...

Iza
That was some tour.
We sure enjoyed seeing all the wild life and flowers. Mom especially loves hostas and is very envious of yours.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Brian said...

That was a great tour Iza! You sure have been hard at work!

The Island Cats said...

We sure enjoyed the tour today, Iza! Now we wanna try that pork fat!

Oui Oui said...

Is that what those butterflies are called? We see them too sometimes on our purple coneflowers. Nice looking gardens! The mom will have to show some of hers to give everyone a good laugh. Or make them cringe.

Prancer Pie said...

Great tour! We luv those fishies! Now we'll sit on the deck and try some of that pork fat.

The Cat From Hell said...

Wow! What a great looking garden! Wes don't has a pond with cool red fishes, but we does has a river and it has baby trouts and frogs and lizards. Me sure wishes wes had a pond with red fishes...
Kisses
Nellie

Cory said...

Jonesie and mom are all interested in your flowers and stuff....and all I can do is dream of your fishie!