Thursday, February 25, 2016

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Not too much ta show yet, so it is an inside tour.

The knockout rose inside at the deck door glass is actually blooming.  3rd bloom this Winter on an 8" plant.  It should be very pretty outside in Summer!
TBT says he hopes to take cuttings and root them to make several plants from this one.  He loves the US motto "E Pluribus Unum" (from one, many).
And here we have the flat of root cuttings from 3 azalea shrubs last Fall.  Only a few of the cuttings failed to root, which was better than he and I expected.  That anny of them flowered at their small size amazed both of us.

The purple ones on the left bloomed first and are stopping.  Then white ones in the middle started.  We are hoping that the ones on the right (which should be red) will bloom too.  
Surely this is a good sign of future blooming.  What we arent sure of is how fast the cuttings will grow.  If they only grow an inch per year, that wont be real good.  But we are hoping they will grow all crazy-like when outside in real soil in the partial shade they like. 

TBT wasnt sure where ta put them, but I pointed ta a corner of the yard where there was never annything but weeds and he agrees.

Sooo...  lets all sit down on the warm basement floor and have some snacks while we admire the pretty flowers!  Today is simple.  LOTS of crushed dried NIP everywhere...

WHOOPEE!

19 comments:

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

You can tuck that little paw away. I'll be there shortly. XOXOXO

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

So great to see blooms like that on such a snowy blizzardly day as we are having...it brightens it up so much!

Megan said...

Fabulous frugal gardening work TBT. Those azaleas, in particular, are very impressive.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Looks like a good start to me!

Lone Star Cats said...

What pretty flowers!

The Menagerie Mom said...

Your flowers are so pretty! Although I myself have anything but a green thumb, I always admire gardens and the work that goes into maintaining them. Purrs!

The Meezers or Billy said...

sammy wants to know if he can eat the flowers? He loves salad

Hannah and Lucy said...

When your plants get established your garden will look lovely.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Shari said...

My Giant Lady does that same things with her plants!
Pretty flowers!!


Luvs,
Rose ~ the adult kitten.

Pretinha said...

Vocês já estão preparados para a Primavera!
TBT é um bom jardineiro!

Katie Isabella said...

May we borrow your TBT for a little while? You all come over too. The tunnel ought to hold everyone...one at a time. Maybe Mom can get another knockout rose that does well! The ice storms, two, killed mommy's only rose left. And the soil is so hard she can't dig into it. She always has to try to find someone to dig a hold for her and they charge 25 dollars. You kitties could do it for treats!!!

The Whiskeratti said...

Such pretty flowers. Mom enjoyed seeing a touch of spring.

Brian said...

Those sure are pretty! Bring on Blooming Season!!!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I think your TBT must have a green thumb! Those are some pretty flowers!
Whoo hoo, nip!!!!

Flynn said...

The flowers are pretty and brighten up winter. We don't have many flowers at the moment. The snowdrops have finished and so have most of the daffodils. Our roses have had flowers right through the winter because it has been so mild. The hard frosts the last couple of nights have finished them off though. Me and mum were impressed they managed to keep going until more than halfway through February though. I'm ready for that nip!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Your TBT has a green thumb.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Oh wow!!! My yard is covered in massive puddles of water. Nothing growing in that!

William said...

My mom says if she had a dime for every azalea she killed off, she'd have a lot of dimes!!

Wait a minute. Wouldn't that translate into cat treats?

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

What lovely blooms on your azaleas. Ours outside are blooming, Mommy says we are having an early early Spring, even for us.