Thursday, August 03, 2017

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Thanks fer comin along on the Garden Tour this week!  I have LOTS ta show... 

Id like ta start with me and some flowers.  These Black Eyed Susans are doing well.  They wander a bit though.  You never know where they will show up one year ta the next.  *I* think they are looking for the best places.
The new Hummer/Bee/Butterfly bed is finally sending up some nice flowers.  I hope they are good flowers for them.  Not like *I* can tell.
I hope differnt colors and shapes are to their liking...
I think a lot of them are related.  TBT says those little starry shapes in the centers HAVE to mean related flowers.
But I just like the different colors.  
 And I have seen a lot of bees and a few butterflies around them.  We keep the yard mostly organic and have a LOT of differnt flowers and shrubs around to offer food and shelter.  But we might be a oasis in a large suburban desert...
The Fall Mums are starting to bloom.   TBT sheared them a couple months ago, so they are compact and setting buds.
 Here is another patch of Black Eyed Susans.  I dont know how they move around like that.  TBT says it is seeds, but I know he didnt plant seeds in most of the places.  Mebbe birds helped.
Yet another spot of them...
Now lets go up on the deck...  The planter pots are doing really well.  This one is a volunteer from last year.  Its HUGE!  2' tall at least and still growing.  
The deliberately-planted pots are nice too.  I really like this combination of marigolds and salvia.  It almost looks like a floral arrangement.  
 Planter pot #2...
 Planter pot #3
 And the hanging pots are doing OK.  They are kinna random planted from leftovers.  This one has 2 marigolds an a balsam.
This one has 2 salvia an a white zinnia.
This one has volunteers of 2 yellow zinnia and there seems ta be an orange one sneaking up...  We know they are volunteers cuz we dint have any yellow zinnia seeds this year.  The pots just stayed in the basement ignored all Winter and started growing stuff that dint look like weeds this Spring, so TBT just set them outside to see what grew...
Well, since we are all up on the deck, lets just settle there in the warm shade and chat fer a while. 

Meanwhile, Marley says he is doing the snacks today.  I worry about that.  Here it comes with TBT carrying the platter of bowls... 

Oh wow, we have bowls on real bacon diced up.  And some plates of crunchy treats.  Ooh, what is THIS stuff?  It is bowls of thick green?  Lap lap?  OH!  It is cream with LOTS of NIP blended in.  Dont lap up TOO much or you might chase a butterfly right off the edge of the deck!  TBT must have done THAT.  But Marley says it was Aylas suggestion, so it looks like everyone helped today!

Enjoy!  And thanks fer comin on our Garden Tour today!

16 comments:

Megan said...

Fabulous tour of a fabulous garden. My favourites are the chrysanthemums.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Lots of pretty flowers today!

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Your garden is wild and lush, and petcretary says that is how she likes them to look...ours is even wilder, MOL! But not nearly as large with blooms or prettiness. Your black eyed susans seem to thrive at your den.

We are having issues with some of our dahlias...they are not doing so well...but the marigolds we have are doing well. As are our tomatoes and jalapenos!

Lone Star Cats said...

What pretty flowers!

Mr Puddy said...

Pretty flowers are everywhere !
It must be pawsome feeling to bright the eyes with pretty things plus having fun with chasing butterflies =^x^=
Well done TBT !

The Island Cats said...

Thanks for the garden tour. You have so many colorful flowers in your garden.

The Whiskeratti said...

You really do have the nicest garden to visit. Mom says it must take lots and lots of work. And your snacks....!!

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

Actually, you wouldn't believe how much effort we put into the snacks! We sit around on Wensdays and consider the past snacks. We discuss how they were liked or not. We ask TBT what possibilities there are in the kitchen. Sometimes he even goes out to get stuff. We mean, we dont ALWAYS have bacon around. And its not like we can pick NIP leaves ourselfs.

TBT helps a lot. But he tries to stay in the background. Meanwhile, we take stock of what is available and tell TBT what we want.

It werks fer us...

William's Kith & Kin said...

We bet bees and butterflies just love your house, Iza! It's flowertastic!

Terri said...

Black-eyed Susan and zinnias both freely spread seeds: wind, birds, animal fur, etc. Lovely container flowers.

Sounds like wonderful refreshments! The cats will all enjoy them.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Everything looks wonderful. Birds do like to help plant seeds everywhere :) The milk with nip sounds good, how clever.

Brian said...

Those are all seriously pretty, thanks for showing us!

The Swiss Cats said...

Your flowers are gorgeous ! What a fabulous garden tour ! Purrs

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Those pretty Black Eyed Susan's certainly get around. The planters look beautiful.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We love Black Eyed Susans, they are such cheerful plants. Birdies have brought some very interesting plants to our yard. And your floral arrangements with the salvia are gorgeous. Nip and Cream is so good, thank you for saving us some.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

What a lovely tour - and pawesome refreshments!