Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tattle Tuesday: Summer Flowers

Sorry I haven't been visiting too much over the weekend, buddies. I was taking care of Momma, as you know, and then our Internet kept going away. Yesterday Momma said some bad words and went and bought a new network cable. I don't know whether it was the bad words or the network cable, but we think that that did the trick. Momma's gonna keep an eye on our modem, though.

Well, since Momma had such a bad week last week, I thought I would do a positive Tattle on Tuesday for her. See...my momma has learned how to be a good gardener over the past few years! She works at home most of the summer, reading and writing her dissertation and articles, and so she likes to have it pretty outside, and Coco and I like to walk around the flowers, too. Here are Momma's plants this summer:

She keeps petunias outside the building door and in a box outside our kitchen window.

There are pinks and marigolds outside our bedroom window, and there are seeds that are growing now!

Momma dug up this flower bed (did you know that flowers stay in beds all day?) and put some iris from Granny's house in there. Granny put some marigolds in here, too, when she and Poppa visited two weeks ago. The red flower is a poppy. Momma said it "volunteered," which I think was very nice of it. Volunteering is a good thing to do.

This is the bed outside our living room. This plant is called a "Coral bouquet heuchera." It was there when we moved here, but Momma takes good care of it so it blooms for a long time. And Mr. Hummingbird loves it, so we get visited by him every day! The plant next to it is a peony, which was here when we moved in, too. It is tired in its bed and is almost done with its flowers.

This year Momma decided to try having some tomater plants, because she loves tomaters. She told me and Coco that we will have to help her keep the rabbits from eating her tomaters.
And this is the best plant of all: Momma took my catnip plant out of its little pot in our 'partment and put it in a bigger pot outside so it can get big this summer!!! I am so excited.
I hope you all are having a nice summer so far, buddies. Granny and Poppa and Auntie Jane in Michigan have lots of water around their houses, and Auntie Jane has water standing in her basement, which sounds very gross to me. I hope none of you have water inside your homes!


Tybalt said...

Your mommy is a great gardener! My mommy has the "black thumb of death."

The standing water sounds nasty. I'll keep my paws crossed that it all goes away!

PB 'n J said...

Does your Momma feel the need to help out other Mommies (namely ours!). We can only wish that we had such a nice garden to stroll through!

We hope your Momma is feeling better again!

Mr. Echo said...

Hay, yoo gots a green outtadoors chare jes like we do! And yoo haff lots more flowers than we do. I like sniffin the petoonyas tho.

Christina said...

Your gardens look beautiful - must be a lot of fun to play in there!

LZ said...

Oh you're lucky your mom gardens. Ours just can't water things so her plants all cry.


Monty Q. Kat said...

MomBean LOST my catnip seeds. LOST them. She has 578987 tomato plants going, but the kitty don't eat tomatoes!

*Does your Mom want some seeds?*

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Such pretyt flowers! Our Mommy envies your Mommy's gardening love and ability because she just does not have it. She wishes she did because she loves pretty flowers like yours!

Boy said...

Wow! You have a vewy nice garden indeed!

Laura W said...

JJ I am so sorry to hear about your Momma! So scary!
And your garden is to be envied for sure. Especially if you live with ML. You just gave me the idea for next Tuesday's Tattle, which is precisely the same tattle as one I did last FALL, now that I think of it. ML never learns.

Take good care of everything over there and enjoy the spring and HEAT.

Daisy said...

You have lots of pretty flowers! Your mom must have a green thumb.

Mickey's Musings said...

Wow!! You have nice flowers in your yard :)
Mom has lots of Iris plants too because she likes them :)
Our plants are not all blooming yet .The Iris have buds!!
Mom put my catnip outside so it can grow big again :) WOOT!!
I'm glad your Mom is doing well too :)
Purrs Mickey

meemsnyc said...

What beautiful flowers! Your mom sure has a green thumb!

Ramses said...

Nice plants and Mmmm.... catnip! :) We have 3 different types of 'nip growing in our cat run and another in the kitchen window too! One flowers purple, another white and the last one in the run flowers pink! It's great having good gardeners in the family to grow 'nip! :) Oh and cat grass too!!!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Wow, your garden looks great! Your mom has done a great job! Both of our humans have "black thumbs" and kill anything that they try to grow. So we have no plants (other than grass) in our tiny German yard.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We LOVE the Coral bouquet heuchera. Mommy wants to see if it will grow on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

We got just enough rain yesterday to keep all our plants alive.

We will purr for all the beans and cats that got too much rain. Rain in houses sounds like a bad thing to us and calls for extra purrs.
~Socks, MoMo, Charlotte, Scylla & Charybdis

Anonymous said...

It must be nice to look outside and see so many pretty flowers, but to be able to see a hummingbird is even better!

Peach Man said...

Mama told us to guard the tomaters too! I told her its kinda hard to do when I can't go out and kill the squirrels. The girls are no good: Simone only has one eye and Scout is too lazy. Maybe she'll let me be free when the squirrel starts eating her tomaters!