Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Garden Report with Raymond

Hello garden lovers! Raymond here with the Thursday garden report, inspired by the QUEEN of the gardening cats, JONESIE! It has been a very STRANGE weather week here on the Central Coast of California. We have been stuck under a big, cold, damp FOG bank for about five days. The garden isn't very happy. Surprisingly, the pink Hibiscus that lives in a container on the front porch has bloomed.

Mom took this photo yesterday, when we had about 15 minutes of sunshine. Sunflowerzilla continues it's upward climb. We've been keeping an eye on the sunflower because a GOPHER managed to dig UNDER the gopher-wire and eat the root off one of the smaller sunflowers.

Here's another shot of sunflowerzilla. On the right is our little Black Jack Fig tree. The sunflower is almost as tall as the fig tree! We hope the gopher doesn't get it, we can't wait to see what the flower looks like.

Check out the Zinnias! Their flowers are so close to bursting open! We think if the weather would cooperate they would all ready be blooming. Oh well, the ups and downs of gardening! We are sure next Thursday we will be posting photos of the blooms.

Here's an overview of the garden. We live in a manufactured home in a mobile home park, so we have a postage stamp sized yard. We really think the garden makes the yard look bigger!

See this digging at the bottom of this photo? We saw a skunk out here last evening and we think it was digging for worms in our flower bed. Busby and I both stared at the skunk from our windowsill until Mom v e r y c a r e f u l l y closed the window.

Back to the front porch for this last photo. This is our rose Geranium that we have had for years. When you rub the leaves, they smell like roses! Kinda cool. Wonder if there is such a thing as a Tuna Geranium?

Thanks for strolling through the garden with us today! Make sure you check out the other gardening (and non-gardening) bloggers today! xoxo, Raymond


  1. Tuna Geraniums sound like heaven to us! We'd definitely come over to see that!

  2. You have a wonderful garden and really have made the most of the space you do have! Excellent!

    The pink hibiscus is gorgeous and oh, we're looking forward to seeing the sunflower bloom! We don't have sunflowers this year, though we have had in the past, a couple of giant ones that grew 6+ feet with enormous flowers.

    That rose geranium is so pretty too! A tuna one would be pawsome. MOL.

  3. Your garden is looking good, boys. Hope you get your sun back. Mom especially likes the Hibiscus flower.

  4. Your garden is looking great....we can see that you are doing an excellent job of snoopervising!!!!! xxxxxxxx

  5. You guys have done a great job with your space and have a beautiful garden with lovely, colorful blooms...Thanks for the great tour, handsome and hugs, sweet friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  6. We love your garden and think it is so lovely. Even with the challenges of the weather it is turning lovelier each week.


  7. Can your Mommies give my Tommy lessons in gardening? Our backyward colors aren't even close to yours. I think Tommy is lazy.


  8. Your flowers are beautiful! You sure are a Master Gardener.

  9. Considering all the fog you've had, your garden is looking good!! That sunflowerzilla is gonna take over pretty soon!!! Be careful of that don't want a tomato juice bath!!

  10. You have a lot of garden for such a small plot! I hear there is a sunflower in my backyard too, but it is out of eyeshot.

  11. Wot an awesome gardening post. We loved strolling through your garden.


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