Friday, May 31, 2019

Thursday Garden Tour On Friday

AYLA:  Iza is seriously nappin, so I'm gonna do the Garden Tour today (yes it is a day late - we've be BUSY).
I walk the deck rails a lot, watching outside the yard.  No Vishus Deer are gonna sneak in while *I* am around!
Those plants below me are star-gazer lilies.  There are getting ready ta bloom, and there are LOTS of them in that planter.  They been coming up for 10 years now, so we dont mess with them except fer adding slow-release organic fertilizer in Spring and Fall.

First, I really want to show the pond lilly!  
Here it is in "the whole pond".
The Coreopsis Moonglow is starting to bloom.  That pot is older than me and keeps blooming.
This pot of Stargazer Lilies is almost as old and keeps booming.  Apparently, some slow release organic fertilizer a couple times a year keeps them happy.  If *I* was fed only 2x a year I WOULNT be happy.  But they are plants ...
The first of the Stella D'Oro lillies are blooming.  They will do that several times all Summer, so they are good.
The Pansies are getting to their best bloom.  They started out slow last Fall, but are doing well. The picture is not flaterring...
On the odd side, TBT has garlic growing.  8 bulbs will last him most of a year.  I cant say I blame him.  Purrsonally, I think the stuff smells terrible!
The Venus Fly Traps are growing well after being dormant in the car place all Winter.  TBT feeds them annoying large ants that come in the house, but they catch some bugs on their own.  
I am pleased to show off the deck pots TBT planted a few days ago.  I was amazed ta watch as he dumped all the old soil into a big container, mix fertilizer in it and refilled the pots and then stuck flowers in them.  Lots of werk.  These are all marigolds that will grow Very Big.
And these are ones all planted the same.  Past years, he made them all a bit different.  This year, he went for "same".  Each one has a medium Marigold at the center and 3 each Celosia and Zinnias around it.   We are thinking they will look nice in a month.
Look close to see the plants...
We got our first meadow bed flowers now.  And buds waiting to open.
This is called 'Goatsbeard".  I've never seen a goat, so I dont know why.  But it IS an unusual small shrub and doesnt need anny attention.  It just grows year after year.
The vegable garden is doing good.  WE dont care about it, but TBT eats that stuff.  These are flat italian pole beans.
The peas are growing crazy this year.  
There are lots of peas in those um, pods.  TBT takes the peas out and stir fries the shells.
The tomatoes are growing.  They doubled in size from 2 weeks ago, so I assume they are happy.
Well, that was a long tour.  Let's go up on the shady deck and have some snacks and make jokes about our Beins!  I brought out some hard chickeny crunchies, some soft chewy salmon ones, and we have Niptinis.  We will get fancier later.

Thanks for coming on our Garden Tour...


  1. A sensational garden tour of a sensational garden, Ayla. I love seeing TBT's vegetables growing and I find all his hard work very inspiring (although not so inspiring that I get off my tail and do any myself! LOL)

    Sydney, Australia

  2. Well, what a fine patch you have to watch over, and most admirable of you to check on your staff's comestibles, too. But where is the nip—surely you have tubs and tubs, if not fields of it planted that the staff tend to every day?
    Anyways it sounds like you have the rest of the day planned out, just so. Niptini at any time o'clock sounds like fun to me, I'd just hope nobody asks me to do any work afterwards, MOL

  3. Hooray for garden season and fresh garden goodies!

  4. You have lots of growth going on there!

  5. *crunch crunch* *munch munch munch* m You always have the best Garden tours. Not only is everything beautiful...but the hostessing you do is superb. Mom loves peans, periods and green beans and maters. Better watch her. She'll sneak a few peas and eat them right there! when no one is looking.

  6. Everything looks great! Especially the pond lily. The peas look great! Why doesn't TBT eat the peas in addition to the pods? We still need to plant our Italian beans.

  7. WOW!! That garden is pawsome!
    Your plants are way ahead of ours.
    We have had daffodils bloom and the cherry tree is blooming now.
    This has been a cold Spring so lots of things are delayed, but being farther north, many of our plants bloom later.
    Thanks for the tour Ayla :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  8. What a wonderful garden you have to lay and play in. We hope to have one, a little one, soon

  9. Wow, TBT has sure been busy! Great tour. But peas????

  10. Wow, what a garden tour! There's beauty and deliciousness blooming all around!!

  11. Pawsome tour in a wonderful garden ! Our peas are a disaster, because Zorro choose that place for his business... Purrs

  12. Long tour but the garden looks grate.

  13. Your garden zone is so much warmer than here, and so much further ahead...but um...petcretary says she doesn't care for the heat and humidity in that region...she knows all about it from visits to DC in the past...she would hide in the AC at Grannies house...

    We do think you have a lovely garden. Our garden is mostly on our patio in pots, large and small.


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