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.