Thursday, August 22, 2013

Garden Thursday


Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger. We have the hots, so things are growing slowly. Like the grass, but that makes mum happy as she doesn't have to use the grass eating monster quite so often.

So mum made the rounds with me on Wednesday evening. Below is a shot of the Chinese lantern plants, they are much bigger than they usually are most years.

Here is a close up of the little lanterns but they don't seem to have started changing colors yet. They will get orinch, which is our favorite color, we like orinch.
Some surprizes in the garden. Mum thought all of the Russian sage had died and she would need to get more plants for another year. Well at least a little bit of one has survived over the years.
Then the swerls or chip-the-monk picked up and planted sunflower seeds well away from the fevver feeder. So we have a couple of short sunflowers. Mum says to please ignore the weeds. She hates weeding and in spite of having a weed barrier down under the mulch, we still have weeds. Mainly thistles!
Here is a big view of the end of the garden. Mum thinned out those shrubs on the right this spring. Goodness have they gotten bigger and fuller this summer. Mum will need to thin them out again this fall.
So we are starting the list of things we will need to work on lots this fall once all the blooming and growing is done for the year.

Thanks for stopping by. Love, Virginger.


  1. It's no surprise that your favourite colours is orinch, Virginger.

    Sydney, Australia

  2. "Weeds" is just a label humans made up. That means nothing to us!

  3. We hope you get lots of orinch flowers too!

  4. Your garden looks great! The mom says all our plants have done well this year for a change.

  5. I agree with you Virginger, orinch is the best colour.

  6. We love seein plants we dont have, ta think about how they might look in OUR garden.

    But ooh, those awful thistles. TBT is allus cuttin down some here or there. He figures that as long as he cuts them down before they flower an they gotta grow back up again until frost kills them, they OUGHT ta disappear some time. Right, like thats werked...

  7. We love orinch too, especially when mixed with the pretty Russian Sage color. Beautiful garden! Our mom has a garden to-do list too! And we're happy we don't have to do anything except soopervise! Purrs...

  8. A wonderfur garden. Dad is thinking really hard on getting a little one going. He may do a few pots to start.


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