Thursday, June 15, 2017

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Well, I'm glad ta be back in command of the Tour! 

Before we start, look out beyond the deck.  There is a bunny out there.  Ya can stalk it iffen ya want, but ya wont catch it.  
Now, before we leave the deck, I have something weerd for ya.  Celery.  
But that's just ta get to the REALLY weerd thing...  
Venus Fly Traps.  Seriously, this PLANT eats BUGS!  Dont get too close...  It might grab a nosie.

This started blooming in our meadow bed.  Some kinna Blanket Flower?
 The Purple Rain Salvia is blooming.  There are fewer each year.  They look kinna hyancinthish.
The Stella D' Oros are doing great.  Been here longer than me and going strong.
The red Astilbes are blooming.  And they are getting the right light/shade cuz they seem very happy.  The flowers will get bigger and redder soon...
Here we have the first Purple Coneflower blooming.  There will be many more.  They are nearly 15 years old now.  
The Daylilies are new, sort of.  They were in various places a few years ago when TBT had a ridge scraped level and saved them.  Then they were in pots he ignored for a year, then planted.  And they are all happily blooming now.  They are tough plants!  There will be other colors later, we hope.
And last, I GOTTA show you the tadpole pond!  They are so neat.  TBT says they will become frogs or toads...   Frogs are yummy; toads not so much.

Thanks fer coming on our Garden Tour this week.  Lets sit in the shade on the deck and watch the birds, skwerls, etc.  And OOH, that rabbit is back.

Fer snacks today, we have some canned sardines, some canned duck, and bacon treats.  We will wash those down with Meowgaritas!  And sit in the shade and gossip about our friends who arent here today.  MOL!  Saying NICE things, of course.

13 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

How cool that you have Venus fly traps! My human has tried having them, but the climate here isn't right for them. And you have tadpoles - that is even MORE awesome!

Brian said...

Super cool fly trap gang and everything sure is looking nice!

The Swiss Cats said...

Wonderful tour ! Those Venus fly traps are amazing ! Purrs

The Whiskeratti said...

We always enjoy these tours but, we like the snacks best.

Megan said...

Wow - where did those Venue fly traps come from? Did TBT grow them from seed? Love love love the meadow. Not keen on the tadpoles, because frogs are noisy!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

William's Kith & Kin said...

Our old bro William like to bite on celery leaves, Iza! Of course, he was very fond of V8 juice, too.

Those fly traps look very scary. What if they get to your food? And look at your pollywogs! Our mom used to catch them when she was young. How fun!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Everything looks beautiful. Did your Dad start the celery himself or buy it started? We always buy ours started.

Just Ducky said...

We are waiting for the day lilies and coneflowers to start blooming.

The Menagerie Mom said...

You know, the other day our neighbor kitty caught a rabbit in our friend yard. The human here likes them bunnies and rescued it. Oh, and of course, your garden is as beautiful as ever!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I have to agree with you about the celery, Iza. Even just hearing someone crunch on it makes me cringe!

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Venus fly traps are interestring plants for sure! Pitcher plants eat flies... We think your 'mystery flower' is a gallardia.

Bunnies we don't see too much in our yard though they do frequent the yards on either side of us.
We have other busy tailed rodents...sigh...

Katie Isabella said...

Indian Blanket. I love those things. They are bee magnets. And that's good.

Loved the tour. Look forward to more.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh and those are great looking Venus Flytraps, I never did get them to do well.