Thursday, June 02, 2016

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Welcome to my Garden Tour!  We finally have some Summer flowers blooming all at once.  The cloudy rainy days of May held them back a bit, but they are making up for lost time now...

These are some purple salvia.  There used ta be more of them.
The first water lily opened up today!  
These white Clematis are unusally nice-lookin this year.  There usally arent many together in one place on the vines.
These Brunella are expanding now that TBT trimmed a shrub back and they get more sun.
These purple clematis look nice too, but dont get too close.  There is some poison ivy among them!
 I think this is a Weigala.  But there is poison ivy around the base, so TBT didnt want to try ta find the label.  In fact, there is poison ivy in a lot of places here this year.  A neighbor has lots of it and they wont bother ta kill it.  So the birdies eat the berries an then spread the seeds around.  There must have been a LOT of berries last Fall!
This IS a Weigala.  The flowers turn from white ta deep pink all over the shrub, so it is called Carnival.
This lovely plant is a Baptisia.  Its from Australia!  It seems ta do OK here though.  We have 4 of them.  Each one has many stems, but the flowers are small so ya gotta look at just one close-up...
In the front yard, the Snow-On-The Mountain is blooming.  The flowers arent much and dont last long, but they are here for the pretty leafs.  TBT started with 6 little seedlings from his pawrents place way north of here 25 years ago and they spread all over.  It is too hot for them in Summer and they die back but return every Fall.
They peek out from unner these HUGE Hostas.  
 And finally, the Stella D' Oro daylillies are blooming around the mailbox.  They are nice cuz they repeat their blooming cycle several times during the Summer.
Now lets go up on the deck and have some SNACKS!  And we have a special treat today.  Shreds of FILET MIGNON!!!  TBT bought one at a store that trims of all the tough parts and TBT keeps them.  He says it is amazing how much good stuff he can get off those trimmings and today WE are sharing those.  And it is RAW!  Aside from that, we have Nip/Chicken Stock Smoothies. 

Thank you so much fer comin on my Garden Tour this week!

14 comments:

Shaggy and Scout said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes everybody!
Your yard and garden are phenomenal as ususl!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

The Weigala is lovely. We love all your flowers. And the Filet Mignon is delicious, thanks for sharing.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

You have a furry lovely garden, its like a park!
Thanks fur the yummy picnic of snacks on the deck:)

Cara n Crew said...

yikes for the poison ivy!! we just get tree volunteers in our yard from birds dropping the seeds. your flowers are always so beautiful! thank you for the tour and snacks :)

pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

Just Ducky said...

Beeutiful, our spring plants are still blooming. Been cool to make them last. HMMMM, tenderloin!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Your garden is looking very pretty - that is a big bummer about the poison ivy, though.

Jeanne Foguth said...

You have a lovely garden.

Megan said...

All looking very healthy in your garden. And filet steak - wowza!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Lone Star Cats said...

Pretty flowers!

Katie Isabella said...

Oh the garden is all a kitty could want it to be! All but the ivy. Mom has some too. By the way...the deer ate all mom's hosts.

dezizworld.com said...

Oh Meow we luv da water lily./ Dat is purretty. And me will have some filet mignon ifin ya'll are sharin', purrlease. MOL Have a great weekend.

Luv ya'

Dezi

Flynn said...

Your flowers are beautiful. We have never seen Weigala before and it is very pretty. That filet mignon sounds good!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Thank you for the tour, everything looks great. I especially love the clematis.

Katie Isabella said...

IZA! Mom's gardenias are blooming! Ice storms, 2 in a row, killed it to the ground two years ago, Last year, nothing was there but a few green threads in the dead base. She saw some leaves on it this year though ..just a few just about the beginning of Spring, so she added the fertilizer it loves, weeded, and finally, it grew back yo to close to two feet tall now, and it has quite a few blossoms. The fragrance reaches the entire front of the house out there.