Take a Tour of My GardenPosted: May 28, 2013
My humans spent nearly every second of their Memorial Day weekend getting my garden ready for summer. At first, I was a little unhappy that so much of the focus for the weekend was on gardening and not on me. Then on Monday evening I got a look at everything my humans had accomplished . . . and I decided that I simply must take you on a tour of my garden. My humans have two flags: their Louisiana State University flag and their United States of America flag. Every Memorial Day weekend the American flag goes up and stays up until the first LSU football game in fall, when the LSU flag goes up. I really enjoy spending time with my humans on our front porch, and I am super excited about our blue hydrangeas.
The hydrangeas on the other side of our yard are mostly very pink.. It’s hard to believe that the soil can be so different from one side of the yard to the other.
The coral vine in our front yard was full of blooms and very popular with the hummingbirds this spring. It was surrounded by white petunias, but the early summer heat has been a bit rough on the petunias (it’s been a bit rough on me from time to time), so my mommy pulled them up and planted blue daze. The new little plants are hard to see here, but in no time they should fill this space with pretty blue flowers.
I’m also looking forward to seeing these agapanthus blooms open. Today, my humans and I counted 21 blossoms, and I’m sure more will make an appearance shortly.
You may remember this front bed from one of my Wordless Wednesday posts in early April. At that time, it was filled with pansies and snapdragons. It’s gotten a little too warm for those pretty flowers, so my mommy pulled them out and planted yellow marigolds and blue salvia. They’ll both handle our summer heat.
I didn’t get to help my humans very much while they worked on getting the front garden into summer shape–it was just too hard for them to work and watch me–but I did get to offer my assistance as they worked on my back garden. After all, the back yard is my yard, so it’s only fitting that I should have a paw in its seasonal preparations. My mommy transplanted the begonias on the left from the bed on the right. Believe it or not, they actually made it through the winter. It looked like a late freeze had taken them out, but they managed to come back.
Transplanting the begonias left a blank canvas in the big bed, so my mommy planted some false heather and the leftover marigolds from the front bed planting. You can’t really see them now because they’re still little, but you can see my mommy’s tricycle from when she was about my age. It used to be hidden in another part of the yard, but my mommy decided to move it front and center to this spot. She’s still trying to figure out how to get a flowerpot to sit securely on the seat.
Our garden tour will conclude in the back corner of my yard. I love sitting back here and chewing on sticks. This is also a prime squirrel-watching location. My mommy painted these chairs a couple of weeks ago. They used to be green. That’s also when she painted the blue chairs on my patio. They used to be plain-old-wood color. My mommy loves to spray paint things. When I see her with one of those cans in her hand, I try to stay out of the way. I don’t want to become a Turquoise Retriever! I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour of my garden. Now that all of the summer preparation is complete, my humans and I are looking forward to many hours of fun and relaxation.