Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday. The weather guesser says it will be a cool and rainy day today. We shall see.
Two weeks ago we had a comment from NNM which is below.
These are beautiful flowers! I'm starting building up my own garden, it's hard work. Do you know any plants that need low maintenance?
On a side note, whilst I was researching garden tips, I came upon these garden cruises I didn't know such thing existed!
NNM, since you don't appear to have a bloggy that we could comment on, here is our reply.
Well , NNM, yes starting a garden is hard work. Mum had this all going before Derby and I arrived. Of course now we snoopervise her to make sure she works on things. She does get lazy.
Low maintenance plants, may we suggest purrenials and other native plants to your area of the world, since we don't know where you are. They usually take a bit less work, although weeds have to be controlled, fall and spring cleanups are needed. But often you don't have to water a great deal once the plants are established.
Garden cruises? I supposed they have a cruise for most any topic with getting speakers or do you cruise, get off and see fancy gardens someplace? Hope this helps you NNM.
So on to what we see around the garden these days. Below are two pictures of the Chinese Lantern plant with the unripe seed pods. Last year something ate these all to the ground before they ripened so waiting to see what happens this year.
The last few blooms on the trumpet vine.This is where we see lots of hummer birds coming to get some foods. They should be heading south pretty soon, but we did see one late last week.