Thursday, July 26, 2012

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA

Its HOT here today.  Lets try ta stay in the shade as much as possible.  But first I gotta show ya the lilies an the main flower area...

This is one of our best daylilies.  This patch of them wasnt doing too well cuz they got shaded by an unwanted sapling.  Then, since they werent growin, they dint get watered much.  But now the sapling is gone, and they are growin some.
This lily sprung all 3 flowers at once!
An here is the main flowerbed.  Its doing well cuz it gets watered 2 times a week.
BTW, the whole bed is bordered with clumping blue fescue.  But as ya can see, some clumps are more blue than others...

Now lets head fer the SHADE!

This is what the Evil Skwerls do around here.  They eat green apples...  Fortunately, this was a neighbors apple.  Unfortunately, thats cuz the Evil Skwerls already GOT all of ours.  We had 50...
There is a whole line of hostas over here along the fence, but this is my favorite.  Its big an has bold patterns on the leafs.
This one is TBTs favrit.  Its a bit suttle...
An finally, we got these hydrangeas.  They start white, then turn green.  After green, they turn brown.

The first tomatoes (fruited before the HOTS and the drought) failed.  One got eaten by some critter (TBT was too distraught to think of taking a picture - shame, shame), and the other was only ripe at the bottom.

BUT, we got several new good-sized fruits that started after the HOTS briefly stopped 2 weeks ago.  They are developing fast.

Now lets get out of the HOT and go lie down on the cool basement floor.  I think TBT has a can of sardines and some chick-hen set aside for snacks.  And lets just have some nice cool water to drink!


17 comments:

Brian said...

Rhat was a great tour and everything is so nice! I did not know that the evil skwerls liked apples!

Eric and Flynn said...

Those skwerls are evil to eat all the apples. Can we come over for a skwerl catching party?

Prancer Pie said...

Great tour! Mommy thinks your garden is so colorful! Lyin on the basement floor sounds so relaxing. See you in two shakes of a lamb's tail!

Katie Isabella said...

I love coming to your house. It's always something delicious to eat and I love the garden tours.

Mariodacat said...

What gorgeous flowers. You did a good job of growing your garden.

ABBY said...

WE can only get our hostas to grow small. We don't understand why we can't get lovely large ones like yours and (Kim from Fuzzy Tails). *sigh* WE love hostas, they just don't love us back. Your garden is so beautiful. Too bad about the apples and those ebel squirrels.

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Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

It is raining here, so hopefully it will cool off some. It is so hots we are not even enjoying outside.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Considering how crazy and hot it has been for most of the U.S., your garden is doing really well!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh we love the lilies! They are nice.

m.q said...

we always envy your beautiful garden Ayla, Iza n Marley!!!


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Shaggy and Scout said...

We've never seen a lily like hat yellow & red one! Very pretty!
Lots of people plant hosta here only to have them eaten by the vishus deer who roam the neighborhood in packs at night.
But we have two large ones just under the edge of our back deck close to the house and the deer have never found those.

Derby, Ducky said...

Mum is envy-ous of your stargazer. Sadly ours is turning all brown.

The Island Cats said...

Your garden looks great, Iza. Our garden is looking so brown because we really need some rain!

Cara n Crew said...

Iza, you have such beautiful flower beds! hostas and ornamental grasses are favorites of ours. our mom has let some blue and green fescue go nuts in our backyard! thanks for the snacks and cool spot to rest!

Pip, Smidgen, minnie, HOllie

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

ooooh grrrrr...those evil squirlz got all our PEARS - AND OUR three - count'em THREE - apples. *sniffle*

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Apple thieves! That's almost as bad as bacon thieves... Beautiful flowers!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

The Human lubz that hydrangea. She says it looks like a whole bouquet all by itself!!

Me, I'd like some sardines, please!