Thursday, October 09, 2014

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Welcome to this weeks garden tour!  We'll start on the deck.  The Caladiums are still growin.  The cold nights will get them pretty soon though.
The Autumn Joy Sedum are about as dark red as theyre gonna get.  Which means they will move on ta brown soon.
When ya look close up, ya can see each "flower" is actually 100s of tiny ones.   Im not sure what the little flowers do; I never see anny buggies on them.
This is one of the last butterfly bush flowers.  We dint have many butterflies this year.  TBT read that it was like that all around here.  So at least it wasnt somethin WE did wrong.
The last of the Goldenrods too.  They had LOTS of insect visitors this year.
The Zinnias are hangin in there real good.  We expect they last until the first hard freeze which will be several weeks from now at least.  We will definitely be doing more Zinnias next year  Mebbe with red Salvia fer a differnce in flowers.
 Lets see, where next?   Oh yeah, unner the deck!
The Impatiens are also continuin ta do well.  They would be thicker with flowers iffen they hadnt been planted so late.  We'll do them earlier next year.  And mebbe mix the colors all up.
Heres the Coleus we planted alongside the Impatiens .  Purrsonally, I think all-purple is a little boring, but they ARE unusual.  I like walkin along the walltop next ta them
The Hydrangeas are all green-flowered now.  They go from white ta green ta dead...
Our Catnip plants are doin great.  We have 6 or 7 around the yard.  They pop up in random places each year.

Well, there was more ta show than I thought!  Now lets gather round up on the deck an enjoy some snacks and drinks.  I wonder what we have today..  Ooh, bacon bits, some cheese bits, and some hard-boiled egg bits.  Looks like TBT cooked too much breakfast  (or else he made extra just fer us today).  And it looks like we've got Catmint smoothies or chicken juice ta drink.  Wow!

Thanks fer coming on this weeks garden tour friends...


Megan said...

A fabulous tour - and terrific to see the catmint looking so healthy.

Sydney, Australia

Flynn said...

Thanks for the great tour Iza. The zinnias are hanging on to make some nice late colour.
There weren't many butterflies here this year either. Mum thinks it might be because of the very wet and stormy winter we had.

Brian said...

Everything still looks pretty Iza, especially you!

Pretinha said...

Iza você nos deixou com água na boca hehehe
Obrigada pelo passeio em seu jardim.

Derby, Ducky said...

They are saying we could have a frost tonight, but not a hard freeze just yet.

We see bumbly bees on our sedums.

William said...

The nip plants are the best part!

Mariodacat said...

Your garden is amazing. Our plants are getting the "kiss of death" tonight. Hard freeze expected. Love your nip plants.

Summer at said...

There is still a lot going on in your garden! There are a couple little, very sad looking catnip plants out back here - it hear it was a bad year for catnips plants at our house.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Your garden still has so much beauty in it. We fear a frost is in our near future and there will be NO flowers at our house.

Enjoy your sunny day.

SpittySpeaks said...

Pretty flowers, but you know I only have eyes for YOU, Iza-Lambie.

Human to TBT: No one is more shocked than I that the Giants made the playoffs at all, let alone beat a team with the best record in the league. Frankly, I didn't expect them to even win their wild card game.

I lucked into tickets for game four of the NLCS, and I really, really, *really* loathe the Cards, so I would be thrilled if the home team could beat them at least a time or two, LOL.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

We might be having some frosty here, too. We get lots of bees and not a few other kinds of bugs on our kalancho/sedum. Ours are already into the brown mode, but they sure were purrty a while back, hot pink!

We enjoyed the tour! Purrs!

The J-Cats said...

We enjoyed the tour and We are effur so jealous, because it reminds Us that Mummy still hasn't fixed up a catio for Us.

Mummy says the caladiums are furry pretty but she won't have them in the house, because she has read that they are poisonous to kitties.

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

We eat grass and catmint and nothing else.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We always enjoy touring your garden even if we are a week late doing so. We will just have a nibble of the catmint.