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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Garden Tour Thursday

Welcome to this week's Garden Tour!  As we leave the deck, theres this pot of Caladiums.  Theyre nice an colorful.  This is a pot TBT brought inside when the leafs died back last Fall cuz the plants dont like cold weather and they came back this year.
The orange and yellow Zinnia and the red Salvia did "OK" this year.  But thats TBT's fault cuz he planted them outside kinna late this year.  Last year, they were bigger and thicker.  But they still look nice.
The pink Asters are finally blooming...
Just at the time when the Black-Eyed Susan flowers are fading.  But the goldfinches love the seeds, so I spose thats good.
The Butterfly Bushes dint bloom much this year.  They are getting kinna old.  I think TBT said they are about 20 years old.  He's gonna try to root some cuttings and start new bushes.
The red Asters are doing very good this year.
The Autumn Joy Sedum are also about as old as the Butterfly Bushes, but they are still doing great.  We plan to divide them this Fall and grow more of them.  The flowers go from white ta pink ta red ta brick red.
The Impatiens are finally blooming.  They got planted outside late too.
The Coleus were late as well, but they arent doing much at all.  Still, purple is a neat color fer plants.
Finally (and most importantly fer us kittehs), the Nip plants are doing good.  There are others of them scatterred around the yard.  They just show up in differnt places each year.  Its fun finding them each Spring!
We better go back up on the deck fer our snacks, cuz its mostly bare dirt all over the lawn.  Yer welcome ta roll in the dirt iffen ya want to, though.

There is a nice assortment of snacks this week.  We have some cubed chick-hen, bits of ham, and even some bacon.  Ohh, an some cheese, too!  Ayla an Marley helped TBT make some nice drinks also.  It looks like we have Meowgaritas and Nip Smoothies...

Thanks fer coming along on the Garden Tour with me...


  1. Your flowers do look pretty and a roll in the dirt sounds like fun to me!

  2. Your garden is nice and colourful. My mum is disappointed with our flowers this year. They never grew like they should or thickened up. She thinks it was because we had a hot early spell, then it turned cold and wet all summer.
    A roll in the dirt sounds good.

  3. You still have lots of color in your garden - and NIP!

  4. Mum has never done mums before. We will see how they do.

  5. Everything looks great- I wish we could grown butterfly bush, ours never survive the winter. Thank you for your kind words for my Lucy.

  6. Sounds like awesome refreshments after your garden tour! The only flowers we have here are on the Rose of Sharon bush.

  7. I hope a roll in the dirt is some compensation for the disappearance of the mousie knoll in the yard.

    Sydney, Australia

  8. Ooh, you have living things around your house. Don't let Jan visit or they'll all die.

  9. Seriouslies, it's a good thing you posted this so we could show our mom what a TOTAL SLACKER she's been in our garden! And then of course there's the all-important WE HAVE NOT BEEN LET OUT problem, too....


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