Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday Garden Tour

IZA:  Oh hi, I'm relaxin on the deck.
 Sun on the carpet is wunnerful.
But I have a tour to manage...  Ok, getting up.
First, we have the colossal marigold still doing fine.  TBT saved a lot of seed heads to see if they will grow next year.
The Mums are doing well.  They were all "clearance" a month ago.  Actually, they are spread around the deck, but TBT brought them all together fer the picture.
The Salvias are still blooming.  Ya might see some butterflies around migrating south.  Try not ta bat them.   I know, I know, it is hard ta resist. 
The Endive lettuce is doing great!   TBT snips off a whole plant each evening ta add to his (yuccky) salads, but they just keep growing back.
The Autumn Joy Sedums are about as red as they can be.  I love those things.  Nothin bothers them.  Ans I think they can be divided and multipled this year.
 The meadow flowers are nearly done, but a few are still blooming.  When the flowers dry, TBT will shake all the seeds loose in a BIG bowl, and then scaterr them around the bed.  I hope some will bloom again next year!  The more the merrier...
I think, iffen TBT does it right, next year will have more flowers than this year.  More is better, right?  Like treats.
A twofer!
But most are fading.  These are the last blooms of these.  
 Blanket flowers, I think.    We can use more of these.  They're gorgeous!
The old mums in the veggie garden are gone for the year.  They were super orange!  I've advised TBT to move them and the ones on the deck to real dirt in the flowerbed.  They all need more space to  prosper and thrive.  Wait, didn't I hear that on the TV recently?
Well,  that was more that I expected to find at this late date.

So let's go back up to the deck and see what Ayla and Marley have gooteen fer our snacks...

OMC, we have STEAK!  Rare too.  It looks shaved thin and chopped fer easy eating.  And GRAVY?  They have outdone themselves this time.  Fer drinks, it seems we have plain water for anny kitts, crushed NIP leaves in chickie broth AND cream fer adults.  Be still my beating heart!

Thank you all for coming along on our Garden Tour. 


  1. You still have some nice color in the garden!

  2. Your garden is still full of beautiful flowers ! Purrs

  3. TBT is a superb gardener.

    Sydney, Australia

  4. We didn't know that humans could reseed marigolds. The head peep has given up on anything that isn't a perennial, so we're always extra-impressed with your gardening skills.

  5. Beautiful mums and sedum. Great snacks too :)

  6. You always have the best foods here. Our flowers are all blooming up a storm. Our gardening post is on Mom's blog in case you are interested.

    She is trying to catch up. We are MONTHS behind. She is still in April. We love your Sedums

  7. Oh my gosh, mom wishes she could find a Indian Blanket Flower! I see them here and there in municipal gardens but never any for sale even at wildflower ---rare thought that is, sales. She said she'd sure plant them if she could find any that she was allowed to get.

    Steak? Gravy..move I come.

  8. Firewheel Blanket Flowers, or Gallardia Pulchella. That's their name.

  9. You have lots of lovely flowers still. We have been to Ireland for a little over 2 weeks and when we went the begonias still looked good. We came back and all the flower heads had gone thanks to Ophelia.

  10. Your garden looks magnificent, even late in the year. Ours has been drab and deaded by Jack Frost. And the many rainy days...we need some ducks to go with all the puddles.


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