Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday Garden Stroll

Hello friends! Welcome to our Thursday Garden Stroll! The garden is starting to slow down since the days are shorter and the nights are cooler here in Capitola. Pretty soon it will be time for Mom to clean things up and put the garden to bed for the Winter. Meanwhile, here's what's happening today:

The ONE fig that we have on our Fig tree (it's more like a Fig Twig) has gotten bigger but it's no where near to being ripe. Will it ever ripen? Stay tuned...
This flower bloomed this week, and we have NO idea what it is. (Next year Mom won't throw away the empty seed packets, duhr.) We thought it was going to be a Sunflower, and it is the only flower on the whole plant.
It's pretty big, like Tulip-sized. Any ideas?
The Cosmos are pretty much the best thing going in our garden right now. This is what they look like through the bedroom window. 

As  you can see, they are thriving!
This color is our favorite. (um, Mom, time to clean the birdbath!)
The Japanese Maple has Spider Mites! Mom needs to get some dish soap and dilute it so she can spray the Maple tree. They are tiny little bugs but very destructive. 
Thanks for doing the stroll with us today friends! Don't forget to visit the other Feline Gardeners today.
xoxo, Raymond and Busby


  1. Greetings dear Raymond and Busby,

    Your mum must feel pretty lucky with all the Cosmos blooming in the yard. All our flowers have long departed and leaves now cover most of the ground, waiting for someone to rake them them up.

    Your single fig is lovely but it is going to take a little longer to be ripe, for it has been a strange summer. Maybe next year will be more normal.

    Wishing you a wonderful day,
    Miss Kitty and Egmont (dad

  2. OMG you have such a wonderful garden! Thanks for let me stroll in! =)

  3. Oh, so THAT's how you get rid of spider mites. My human wishes she had known that, oh, 20 or so years ago!

  4. The fig is awesome. And I love the orinj flower! I love yoor gardening posts.

    Alfie xx

  5. What a nice view from the bedroom to see your fantastic cosmos!

  6. A REAL fig? That is awesome. Oh, I see Milo and Alfie said the same thing. Great Catminds think alike, I guess.

  7. Spider mites...BLEH~!!! And as for your orange flower, we believe it's another form of a Cosmo. We have them (well Wren does in HER garden) and the flowers are far and few between, but the stalks (trees) are HUGE! They're taller than our dad and he's 5'11".

  8. The Cosmos are lovely!!! And we hope the fig ripens for you. When Mama owned her home, she had a fig tree and so loved the figs!!!!!

    Happy Thursday dear friends, we are so thankful for your friendship. xxxxxx

  9. Those cosmos sure are pretty outside your bedroom. Mom never lets me stroll anywhere. My Mom used to have figs too, but they were different ones, she said....Kassey

  10. Beautiful blooms, thanks for the lovely garden tour...Hope you guys have a fun day...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  11. Yummy figs!! What a beautiful garden :)

  12. Those cosmos are beautiful!! I love how tall they are, and how they look kind of wild. Not sure what the orange flower is, but it is pretty.

  13. Raymond and Busby,

    Your window have a really great view and your cosmos is fabulous : )

  14. Loveryly tour, boys! Do keep us updated on the fig twig! Can't wait to hear what happens next year, too. Hey, from one little sprout...

  15. Your garden is still looking good! Ours is pretty much over for the summer. Our mom put some pots of mums out so we'd still have some flowers.

  16. Mom is so late to help me Jonesie is fast asleep and she refuses to help identify the orange flower. Me, unless it's cheese, I can't identify it!



  17. loved the stroll - those flowers are awesome. Love Darcy and Bingley xx


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