Thursday, May 02, 2013

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Fer todays garden tour, we are startin in the house.  TBT has the last tulip with some of the last scented daffydils.  This time he has a couple more daffdils.

OK, now to the outside!  Here we have a wave petunia that TBT dug up last Fall an over-wintered unner lights in the basement.  So it has a great start on the flowering season.  He even has some cutting what are ready to start flowering too, but they is inside.

This is a creeping phlox.  TBT planted 5 of them years ago, but this is the only one what survived.  It seems to be real happy here.
The common  hostas are growin good.
The grape hyacinths are recoverin from being beat down when the trees were cut down in January.  I like the pretty little purple flowers.
The first asparagus is up.  But TBT thinks they are about all wore out.  Apparently, these things live about as long as us kitties and they were planted before Skeeter came here.  So they is REAL old and need to be replaced.  But at least one is still werkin.
The azaleas are startin ta bloom.
The pansies are FINALLY startin ta bloom good too.
The red azaleas are kickin in to high gear too.
The coreopsis moonbeams are emerging nicely among the wild violets.  That should be a good show soon.
This is Brunnera.  We grow them fer the leafs.  There ARE flowers, but not much to look at.  TBT says he is glad there are FINALLY enough of the larger one to divide and replant.  I pawed through the leafs pretty carefully and think he can divide that big one in thirds.  He was very thankful fer my advice.
Im thinking of taking the Master Gardener test.  Do you think I have any chance of passing?

Meanwhile, TBT has taken on the snack duties today.  Ayla an Marley are just nappin the day away on the deck.  So it is pretty standard stuff.  Ham bits, Greenie treats, Nip leafs, an cream.  Oh wait, he has brought out bits of actal pork fat!  And he says he will toss some treats around inside iffen ya all wanna come in after the snacks.  Even better, the deck door stays open a kitty-width so we can come and go as we please!

Try out the new tunnel...


Katie Isabella said...

Oh I will be right OVER! If she can squeeze into it may mom and her camera come along judt for a few minutes and then, I'll make her leave. She wants to take you all's pictures and your garden too. But I won't tell her if you say no.

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

Katie, iffen you can port yer Mom along with you, TBT says it is OK. ~ Iza

William said...

Very nice to see green! Those grape things? At our old house, we were riddled with them! Just as my mom thought they were gone, she'd find more bulbs! We knew they got deeper every year but they also migrated like crazy!

About our trees, we're hoping but we don't think they will come back this year. And it turns out that all our mimosas look deader than door nails for the most part too. (MAJOR drag.) Yet, just a half mile west of here all the trees are fine and happy; closer to the foothills lots of trees were affected by that weird freeze. But, you know--climate change is just a figment of some radicals' imagination. ;-)

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Those flowers are really blooming! Mommy misses her petunias.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

TBT is pretty handy with that garden! You kitties have taught him well.

Brian said...

Spring sure is springing nicely at your place!!!

Shaggy and Scout said...

No flowers here yet.
So we're happy to come see yours!
If that door is open a "Shaggy width" you're in trouble.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We love your garden tours! You have so many lovely plants and flowers! And treats! whoo hoo!

Oui Oui said...

Great flowers! Our mom is taking pix of ours and one day she'll post them and it might even look like she has a whole garden instead of random blooms. She just got a coreopsis from her dad. Her mom bought it before she died. So its been planted and the mom can't wait to see which color it is - pink or yellow.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Gosh, don't y'all eat all that asparagus in one sitting, y'hear? Heh heh.

michico*Adan said...

Your bean has perfect gift at gardening~
Our human can't grow anything!!

Cory said...

Oh wow! Sorry I'm so late for the garden tour...but wow that asparagus spear is so cool. I want to nibble it!

I'm pretty sure that if you want to take the Master Gardener test you will pass for sure! I will purr to help!

Mom says she has a friend at work that is studying for the State Master Gardener's pretty cool stuff.

Me, I just study in my garden.

xoxo Jonesie