Thursday, January 14, 2016

Garden Tour Thursday and Friday

IZA:  Well, I have the first garden stuff ta show ya fer the year. 

First is a complete surprise.   Last Fall, just before some old azaleas were torn out as part of the ridge removal project, TBT took 3 dozen cuttings and rooted them in a flat.  Well, not only did almost evry single one root, several are blooming!  Little-bitty 2" azaleas are blooming! 

TBT figures that anny little 2" plant that sends out 3 flowers at once has GOT to be a champion bloomer!  There are also some white ones and some purple ones but they werent as impressive.
Second, TBT is finished planting bulbs in the circle nearest the deck.  All the little white spots are styrofoam plates to mark the names and places where there are tulip and hyacinth bulbs planted in home-made wire cages (9 bulbs per cage).  The  cages are to protect the bulbs from Evil Skwerls and Voracious Voles.

The top right 1/4 has 125 daffodil bulbs (2 kinds) that TBT planted today.  They are toxic to varmints, so they dont need cages.  He was able to just drill 12" deep holes with a 3" wide "auger", dump some compost in the holes, shove in a bulb, and push dirt back over (about 10 holes at a time).  That sure went faster than the cages...
 The area in the center will get butterfly bushes, and the outer edge will get some annual flowers.  Come Spring, he will spread wildflower seeds all over so there is color and butterflies all Summer.

Thanks fer comin along on the tour.  We will start with snacks and stuff outdoors when the weather warms in Spring...


14 comments:

Flynn said...

My mum is very impressed with TBT's skill getting those cuttings to grow so well. That circle will look very pretty when the bulbs come up.

The Whiskeratti said...

Pawsome! Such pretty flowers. And we can tell, it's a lot of work.

Brian said...

That is so cool and we are more than ready for Garden Tour Season!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Those azaleas are beautiful. I didn't realize daffodils were poisonous- that explains why we still have a lot of those.

Just Ducky said...

Very nice. The girls could show snow in our garden.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Your garden is always so beautiful. It's interesting to learn what goes into making it so amazing during the spring and summer.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Those azaleas surely love where they are! And thanking your TBT with those purr-ty blooms!

Hope all the bulbs bloom well in the springtime.
Meowmy planted a few...read: few...MOL!

Katie Isabella said...

What a pawesome job TBT did. Mom and I greatly admire it and wish we could see it.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Blooming already? Wow!

Megan said...

Fabulous effort with those tiny azalea cuttings. TBT must have green thumbs!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Very impressive. It has just now decided to get cold here and it is raining a lot so the Mom hasn't gotten anything done garden wise.

We love the lavender azalea, so glad they rooted.

Pretinha said...

Esse jardim vai ficar muito bonito!

Terri said...

You will have a lovely yard to snoopervise. We can't wait to see it in bloom :)

Just Ducky said...

Hey about the mousie bet on the game. Just donate something to your local shelter. I have enuf toys and all. Purrs to all.