Thursday, July 05, 2012

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA: Its REALLY HOT today, so we'll try ta stay out the the sunnier parts as much as possible! 
This one lily had a late bloom, so lets enjoy it while it lasts!
The annuals are growing nicely, but they still have lots more ta go.  Those pansies in the front are about gone now, but among them are some wave petunias that'll fill up the space soon.
 The coneflowers are about at their best. 
I like the waterlilies flowers!  They come and go randomly all Summer long.  At least in a pond, they dont have the water problems of the other plants.
This is another patch of marigolds behind the veronica.  The veronica are about done fer the year, but the marigolds will get bigger and fill the area with color all the rest of the Summer.

These 2 wave petunias are actally 2 plants in each spot.  TBT bought them that way, but he says he'll do that deliberately in the future.
This strange flower has a name but I dont know it.  The label got stolen (probly by some Evil Skwerl).  The flowers open from the top down.  As you can see, bees like it.
These are bloo potatoes in the tubs.  I dont care fer potatoes, but its nice ta see something growing FAST in the HOTS!

This is a lovely daylilly.  It one of several that grew here after being divided up.  Some little cuttings were dumped here and just survived on their own a few years ago.  Now there is about a dozen. 
 
Here is a SURPRISE!  Its a real groundhoggie hole.  An guess what?  It wasnt there yesserday!  Look carefully, but DONT stick yer head in there.  The groundhogs has sharp claws and they dont like visitors!

Whew, it sure is HOT!  Lets all go run to the patio.  Its dry and shaded, so its a great place ta roll around on on days like this.  We got some snacks down there too.  TBT cooked steaks yesserday and cooked one just fer US!  Theres enough fer 1 bite each.  So we also have dry treats and Niptinis (cold chickie-juice for the kittens).

Thanks fer coming by ta visit!

17 comments:

Brian said...

That was a very nice tour! Shame on the ctitter for hogging the ground like that!

Prancer Pie said...

Your flowers are lovely as always! We bet there are lots of interestin smells around Mr. Groundhoggie's den!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Come visit us--it's not that hot here! Of course, our garden isn't as nice as yours...

ABBY said...

What a gorgeous colorful garden you have Iza. Thank you so much for the tour.

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

William said...

Wow, that waterlily is beautiful. And wow again, you guys have your own pet!

Stay cool, all of you. The cement might provide some of the cool you need!

Derby, Ducky said...

Nice tour, good to get into the shade. It is our turn to help our you guys, that unknown plant is liatris.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh my goodness..I will be over to stay. I'll pack my toy bag and stay a whole DAY! I can chase away the evil vishus groundhog!

Cara n Crew said...

Iza, your garden and flowers are beautiful! we like the waterlilly flower :) we think our fav'rite is the groundhoggie hole! we'll just hang out there for awhile...

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

The Island Cats said...

Your garden looks great, Iza. Thanks for keeping us in the shady spots.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That was an awesome tour - it's nice to see that everything is growing and things are not getting too crispy there in the heat!

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

Thanks, Sparkle, but, well, we didnt show you the BAD parts. MOL!...

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Thanks for the nice offer of snacks, Iza, but after this HOT tour I need to teleport back to my foggy city right NOW!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Great garden shots! And you look adorable walking on those stones!

The Furry Kids said...

Wow! Your flowers are so pretty! Everything around here is all brown and crunchy from all the heat. Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures with us.

Love,
Tazo

Sweet Purrfections said...

Such pretty flowers. All of our flowers are deaded because of the heat!

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Are bloo potatoes anything liek PURPLE taters, cuz the momma LOVES them! Though she never tried to grow them and with OUR summer? PFFFT! She's lucky to get ANYthing (107 today - eek!).

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Are bloo potatoes anything liek PURPLE taters, cuz the momma LOVES them! Though she never tried to grow them and with OUR summer? PFFFT! She's lucky to get ANYthing (107 today - eek!).