Thursday, September 17, 2020

Garden Tour Thursday

MARLEY:  Well, things are getting a bit odd.  Ayla no longer likes ta go outside.  TBT and I only realized that a few days ago.  In fact, she seldom comes out of the 3 back rooms.   More about that another day.

So for now, I will be doing the Garden Tour.  The good part is that I am learning about the flowers.  The bad part is that I don't know much about them AND it had been a hard year for flowers with the daily rain...

So lets go out and see what we can find!   We will start on the deck...  A pansy from last year is still blooming!   Apparently they like wet weather more than *I* do!
The Black-Eyed-Susans have been blooming all Summer.  Yo will see patches of them in many spots as my go around the yard.
This is some strange flower that was BIG yesserday but is not today.  TBT tells me sme flowers are a day and some are months.   Maybe that is why we have just one of this.
The Butterfly bushes are doing well.  They are usally full of butterflies, but they run when they see me coming.  Er, maybe I shouldnt have caught a few...  
The Asters are blooming.  TBT says he would put up holders for them, but they look like weeds before they bloom.   Om the other paw, that gets them down to our level better.
This is some sort of sunflower.  If it looks a bit weak, its cuz we havent had much sun.  I'm guessing by the name that they like sun.  
There are more than one, but they are all from one plant.
I think this is a thistle.  TBT scaterred a bunch of Goldfinch thistle seeds by mistake 2 years ago.  Some still show up.  
More thistles...
We scatterred some saved marigold seeds in the meadow bed last April (I helped).  Some grew.   I like the colors but they smell a bit strong.  But pretty is pretty...
We have more thistles than I realized.  Well, normally I keep my head down looking fer mousies, so I dint realize.
There is a cucumber in the garden!  TBT has picked 2 and waiting for this one ta get bigger.  He likes them.  I sniffed one and couldn't tell any good smell.
Of 10 tomato plants, only 3 are alive.  2 have A fruit. I don't smell anything innerestin in THEM either, but TBT acts like they are shrimps wrapped in bacon.  Go figure...
The other one...
 Some flowers.  But the weeds won this year.
This is a Sedum.  It's the transplant from Iza's Spot.  It BETTER look good, just fer her.
Well, that's the Garden Tour friends.  I hope I did OK.  I have a lot ta learn about flowers.

Meanwhile, Laz chose the treats for us today.  Umm, his favrit kibble...  Well, can't win them all.  OH WAIT, here comes TBT with crushed bacon and a tray of dried NIP and some bowl of toona juice!  The snacktime may yet be saved...

Thanks for coming along on the Garden Tour. 


  1. Hmmmm - a little concerning about Ayla. I hope she's okay. And you did really well on your garden tour hosting, Marley. Keep it up. Very disappointing for TBT that his tomatoes haven't done well this year. And Laz: don't leave him in charge of the snacks ever again!

    Sydney, Australia

  2. Petcretary thinks your thistle may be coreopsis, aka tickseed. They are perennials and are quite easy going as far as to growing them. Always pretty and a cheerful sight.
    Sorry you had so many dull wet days that your garden did not do as well as you wanted it to.

    We have had some quite cool nights lately, not frost but about 45 - 55...and my gorgeous cherry tomato plant on the patio is conking out! But we ate tons of cherry tomatoes and even gave some away!

    Ayla, I hope you don't feel ill or have sore old lady joint issues...I have some of that going on, but I will soon be 16...and petcretary too, has some sore knuckles, MOL! But she is OLD!

  3. Even with all the rain, you still have some nice blooms there.

  4. Marley, you did real good with the tour. I can understand if Ayla is slowing down a bit--I'm an old boy now, and some things are not as fun as they once were. It;s fine thoughm cause my Human is old too! We think those tomatoes are looking good....but too bad there aren't more than 2 of them! Not enough sun maybe? And that white flower? Yeah, it looks like it got tired.

  5. Your garden is pretty nice. No wonder you like going outside.
    Your treat sounds yummy too!

  6. I hope Ayla is okay.
    You did very well with your garden tour, Marley. My tomatoes have been a disaster this year! I think it is because we had very hot weather early, then it was cold and wet for most of the summer. Most of them grew deformed which I have never had happen before. I knew they weren't going to be right because the flowers were huge, and then the tomatoes grew looking like they we 5 or 6 in one and all split.
    The flowers haven't done much better either. Every time the roses look good we get storms. The begonias are starting to put on a good show at last though. The rosebud petunias which usually flower non stop through to November only flowered in May, but they are all starting to flower again.

  7. Your garden is still looking good. With the addition of Laz, cat dynamics change as you know. Maybe this is how Ayla is handling the situation. But we hope she's okay.

  8. Your flowers are pawsome. Mom only has one tomato on her plants.

    The Florida Furkids

  9. Nice tour Marley. I am impressed by your butterfly bush. Ours always die after a year, they can't handle New England winters.

  10. We enjoyed the Tour. We are sending purrayers and Power of the Paw for Ayla.

  11. Excellent job Marley. You are an excellent guide. And Ayla, I hope you have just found some scent you don;t like at all out there or a sound you didn't like.

  12. Looking marvelous. We are hoping to get ours on track next year

  13. We love your Butterfly bushes, the Mom was a complete failure when she tried to grow us one and the Vitex isn't fairing very well either. Mom also seems to like those tomato things Dad planted some purple ones and Mom was gaga over them.


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