Let’s all give Tootsie at Tootsie Time a big high five for sponsoring this Flaunt Your Flowers event. For all of us who enjoy gardening (and probably even those who don’t) it’s really an eye opener to see what everyone grows. It’s also a great way to get ideas on things we might want to try next year. Is everyone keeping a gardening journal??
Here’s my favorite spot to watch the garden grow and to do some serious bird watching.
Notice those sickly pathetic petunias. I have decided I won’t plant wave petunias anymore. I like the normal ones with big, beautiful blooms. I usually plant the bigger ones and they are so much more showy in my opinion.
I really should have tidied up the clutter under the bench, but I’m keeping it real people.
This week we had a rose breasted grosbeak at the feeders which thrilled me because of their beauty. They are black/white with a raspberry red chest. Beautiful bird.
If you look very closely, you will see a bluebird on my fence! EXCITEMENT! I’m still trying to get them to nest in my birdhouse. Did I tell you I got wrens instead? I moved it so it’s not so close to the woods in hopes of still enticing bluebirds.
Here’s Mr. Brown Socks. The vegetables really are HIS garden. He loves, loves, loves gardening. I think he’s picking green beans here. He rarely wears this summer cowboy hat, even though he’s a cowboy at heart. I had to take this because I thought he looked so cute.
Notice the cardinal climber coming up the arbor? It’s sooooo slowwww. I have yet to see one single red flower.
Here’s the arbor we had a couple of summers ago. This was taken in late September and has plenty of red flowers. About a week after I took this, we had a big storm and the wind blew it down and broke my metal arbor. Mr. Brown Socks bought me the new one above this spring. He set it in concrete.
Well, here he is again with his good ole dog, Chester on the lookout for any smells in the woods. As Mr. Brown Socks would say, “he has a good nose on him”. I guess that’s a good thing.
Who doesn’t love a hydrangea? And my impatients are getting fuller and fuller now.
Bee Balm is another FAVORITE. We get oodles of hummingbirds on this as well as bees.
Is there anyway to pick just one favorite? Oh how I love flowers. Can’t wait to see how your garden is doing. Meet me at Tootsie’s, okay?