Thursday, August 02, 2012

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Welcom to this weeks garden tour.  I always love having you go on a stroll with me around the good parts of the yard!
The Black-Eyed-Susans are really doing well.  Of course, they are native to the area, I think.  Regular watering in this unusual dry spell doesnt hurt either... 
I really like these stripey Wave Petunias.  Some kinds are all red or all white or even blue, but I like these best.  They look so cheerful!
The Stokesia are beginning a second bloom for the season.  TBT went out an cut all the dead first flowers several weeks ago, so they are trying for seeds again.
The Marigolds do pretty well in heat and DRY.  But they usually grow more flowers than this.  TBT says mebbe they got too much of that fertilizer what grows leafs most.  Or they are growin themselves big to make MORE flowers later.
The Salvias are startin ta flower better now.  In a few weeks, they should be a carpet of red flowers.  I like the bright green leafs too.  It makes the deeper green leafs of the plants around them prettier.
Our Purple Coneflowers keep bloomin.  They been going strong fer weeks now!  
Finally, we got the other Wave Petunias and the striped grass.  The petunias will cover most of the ground there eventually, but they are struggling a bit this year.  So is the grass plant.  Its sposed ta get 3 feets tall, but I have my doubts.  Mebbe it will take off next month when things cool down a bit..
Whew, it hot out today!  Not as bad as most days, but hot is hot.  So lets go lay on the cool grass in the shade of the tree.  TBT brought out some real human-type canned tuna (big chunks), some poached chickie breast, some chickie water with real Nip leafs in it, an some cream!  AND we got some rattley mousies to bat around iffen ya feel like it.

17 comments:

Katie Isabella said...

Mommy said she wishes she were there wif her trust Nikon. She would love to take photos of those. xoxox

Brian said...

Everything always looks so nice Iza, we are jealous!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Everything is looking great isn't it?

Sweet Purrfections said...

We wish we had some of those beautiful flowers.

ABBY said...

Oh that is one beautiful garden. WE always love your tours.

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

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

That's a great looking garden!

Cara n Crew said...

it's nice to be able to stroll in your garden, Iza, since we aren't allowed outside in our own yard. :) thanks for having us! we sure like the black eyed susans and the coneflowers!

Pip, Smidgen, minnie, HOllie

The Island Cats said...

We sure enjoyed seeing all your pretty flowers.

Derby, Ducky said...

Nice flowers, our black eyed Susan's didn't do well this year. No flowers. Mum thinks they are deaded.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Your garden is doing really well, even with all this awful heat!

Oui Oui said...

It sure has been one hot summer. We think our mom is ready to say "Enough!". The flowers do enjoy it though, they look happy.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Those flowers look real nice, Iza, though not as nice as YOU of course XOXOXO I'll have a little cream, please, but it's to hot to bat mousies around, even rattley ones.

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

We love your beautiful flowers, Iza! Thank you for the pleasant tour. We'll try a lick or two of the cream, if you please. Then a little nap is in order. Would you like to cuddle up together on the big bed, Iza? Sleeping alone can get so boring. Purrs.

Laura & Taffy

Loren said...

Wow! That was really a fun tour. I am glad to see those blooms specially the Wave Petunias. They are just lovely. I am really happy to see your garden.

garden master

Shaggy and Scout said...

Another great day in the garden!

Eric and Flynn said...

The flowers are lovely. Ours still aren't growing after all the rain.

The Cat From Hell said...

Wow! What a great garden! Ours is mostly weeds right now1 And Iza, you are beautiful! No wonder Spitty took you dancing!
Kozmo at the Cat From Hell