Thursday, May 23, 2013

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:   Hi there!  Glad you could visit to come along on todays garden tour.  I have some VERY pretty flowers ta show.  With the warming weather, the rains, and the sun, some of the plants are bloomin their little flowerheads off!
 

First, I want to show ya the star of todays tour.  Isnt that bootiful?  Its a single Clematis flower that poked through the Nandina shrubs.  Its the same kind (but not the same plant) what is in our header.  We lost the name of it.
Close to it and down low here is a clump of Spiderwort.  Lots of English plants end in "wort" (TBT tells me) and means "cures it".
Over here is the Wave Petunia TBT overwintered.  The stems are gettin longer and there are new buds forming.  Iffen it does well this year, there will be a 2' circle of flowers by late Summer!
And here we have a cheerful little Pansy full of happy little faces!  I told TBT that, next year, he should plant a purple one an a yeller one in the same hole and get both colors together.  He dint look too thrilled about buying twicet as many Pansies this Fall, BUT I could see his face imaginin the way they would look.  MOL, readin his face is SO EASY...
This is the one lone survivor of a patch planted way before I got here.  We dont know its name and it grows from one single stem so we cant divide it an get more.  I just hope it keeps showin up again each year.
Lets see, whats next...
One last Columbine here is still bloomin.  I wish we had more of THAT one!
This Rose is the last of a bed TBT planted when he moved here.  WAY before my time.  Before Skeeters time, in fact.  He gave up on them cuz those Japanese Beetles ate them all up.  But this one blooms really early, before those beetles wake up all hungry.
Now lets go up on the deck fer treats an ta talk about the flowers.  Marley was a little bit annoyed at the common stuff Ayla offerred last week, so he "offerred" to do the catering this week.  Lets see what he chosen...

Ooh, we have HAM and Chick-hen cubes, bits of cheese, and some fancy treats.  Fer drinks, we have toona juice, rainwater-blended-with-Nip (from the freshly-cleaned rain gauge), and some heavy cream!  Way ta go, Marley!

16 comments:

Flynn said...

Mum agrees with TBT that wort is part of the name of plants used in medicine, but we have a weed here called ragwort and it is very poisonous to horses ans cattle. Whoever named it made a big mistake.
Your flowers are looking lovely. The plant you don't know looks a lot like Broom but that is a shrub. Maybe your plant is related to Broom. Marley's treats sound delicious.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Your clematis bloom is stunning. Ours have yet to bud, but maybe in a few weeks. :-)

We didn't know "wort" meant that it was a cure--we learned something new!

Brian said...

Oh my goodness, such pretty, preety flowers and that first one is beautiful!!!

Random Felines said...

your garden is lovely....mom says she would love to have a backyard with flowers and stuff (but then she would have to care for it and she ain't so good with flowers). question: if "wort" means cure it, does that mean spiderwort gets rid of spiders??? MOL

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I love smelling the flowers and can't wait to smell ours.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We had no idea about the "wort" bit so thanks for sharing that information!
We really love your flowers. Do they attract lots of butterflies?

Prancer Pie said...

Looking at your beautiful flowers can sure work up an appetite! Here we come to the buffet!

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

To answer the Random Feline's question: wort is a cure and "bane" is to repel or kill (fleabane, wolfbane). So Spiderwort would be used to cure a spider bite and spiderbane (if there is such a plant) would be used to kill spiders.

But its just the folklore basis of the plant name, not something shown to be true. I will mention that wolfbane IS a real poison though.

You can go crazy trying to figure which folklore is accurate and which isn't, LOL! Personally, I stick with modern pharmecuticals! ~ TBT

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

You have lots of pretty blooms right now! Our garden is a mess and my human just got a notice from the fire department that the garden crew she hired did not do a good enough clearance job! So we will be in big trouble unless the new people she hired do it right! We live in hilly fire country so it is pretty important.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

How butiful! The mom says not many flowers are blooming yet here.


We is sorry the Mom is late in helping to answer our blog comments. She's a mad person mixing up lotions, salves and whatever else she makes fer her big convention next month.

Fanks fer stoppin by!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Beautiful pictures!
The flower seeds mom scattered are just poking their tiny little first leaves out of the ground!

michico*Adan said...

We love the garden tour photos!!
It's very beautiful~!!!!!

Cara n Crew said...

Iza, all your flowers are so beautiful! your garden has so much color. We really like the columbines. Thanks for having us over to your garden and for the nommy treats!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Derby, Ducky said...

Lots of pretty flowers, other than our spring stuff, not much is blooming yet.

Iffin you are looking for a smallish blooming tree, mum says don't forget the redbud. She likes them and when it is time to get a new tree, she thinks she might do one of those.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Iza-Lambie, We loves those wave petunias but YOU are the best looking part of this post. I KNOW I owes you some make-up bling but the Human is having the busiest weeks of her school year and she says it will come "soon" so I has to trust her. Meanwhile, can I have temporary absolution? Pleeeeeeze? XOXOXOXO

Oui Oui said...

Very pretty flowers! Some bunny ate our spiderwort last summer. Or it could have been a vishus deer? The mom will have to check to see if our clematis is blooming out back. They are such lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing all those photos, and the noms sound great!