Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday Garden Tour with Busby and Raymond

Hello friends! It's been another up and down week in the garden! As you know if you saw our post from Monday, the GOPHER made a meal of our mystery plant! However, many GOOD things are happening in the garden too. So let's start our tour! This lovely vine is called a Mandevilla. We've had it for a couple years now, growing on the front of our house. They usually don't do well where the winters get frosty (and we do get some frosty nights here in the Winter). However, ours is facing the South and is VERY close to the street, so it gets some good radiant heat. Each year we keep our fingers crossed that it will start to bud out in the Spring. So far, so good!

Here are a couple containers of Petunias that we have in the backyard. They seem VERY happy!


The Zinnias continue to bloom too. Mom has cut a couple small bouquets from them. They are attracting lots of butterflies and ladybugs.


GREAT news about Sunflowerzilla! The gopher has not managed to eat it (yet)! It just keeps growing and growing!


AND LOOK! Sunflowerzilla's bud has begun to OPEN! We are SO excited!




Here's a close up of the soon-to-be-flower! Next Thursday we should be posting a photo of a beautiful sunflower!



We'll close with this little bit of happiness, even though the dreaded gopher ate the mystery plant, we have two more in the garden! So we HOPE that they get to bloom so that maybe we can figure out what they are. (with the help of our feline gardener friends, of course!)



Happy Thursday friends! Make sure you stroll around the blogosphere and visit the other Feline Gardeners today. xoxo, Raymond and Busby











18 comments:

  1. Yoor flowers and plants are awesome. We can't wait to see yoor sunflower!

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  2. I can't wait to see Sunflowerzilla!

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  3. The vine and petunias are so pretty. Exciting to watch te sunflower blooming! You WILL take a pic of the final flower for us, won't you? I thought so.

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  4. Your garden looks amazing and we're also excited to see a photo of a blooming Sunflowerzilla!

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  5. Your garden really is flourishing! All the flowers look great, and we're looking forward to seeing Sunflowerzilla's gigantic bloom!

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  6. We so enjoyed the tour of your garden...and we look forward to next Thursday to see Sunflowerzilla's bloom!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Looks great and we can't WAIT to see Sunflowerzilla!!!

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  8. thanks for the garden tour, boys, realleh lovely!

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  9. Excellent post...we love all the beautiful blooms. can't wait to see Sunflowerzilla open up!!

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  10. What a wonderful stroll through your garden, you have so many lovely things blooming right now. It must be a beautiful view.


    purrin

    xo
    Abby

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  11. Lovely garden tour, handsome boys=we can't wait to see your pretty sunflower, they are awesome!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  12. Oh boy more mystery flowers! We can't wait to see the sunflower. She's a monster. You guys did good in your garden!

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  13. I just love your Mandevilla it is so beautiful and tropical! Zinnias are such good performers aren't they!

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  14. Whew! We are very relieved Sunflowerzilla is still safe - can't wait to see the open flower!

    -Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

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  15. That flower on sunflowerzilla is gonna be huge!! We can't wait to see it!!

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  16. Sunflowerzilla is HUGE! Just how tall is it?
    We are so happy there are two mystery plants left...stupid rotten no good gopher better keep his chompers to himself. We want to figure out what it is!

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  17. Our eyes are getting bigger and bigger looking at sunflowerzilla...and all mom can do is look at the bike in the background.

    Sigh.

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