Friday, June 12, 2009

Garden fun

Mrs. Tiggywinkle and her baby keep watch over my herb gardens. Somebody's been nibbling my purple basil in the night! I suspect it must be naughty chipmunks. Do you think they flavour their salads with it? Or brew basil tea?
I started potting up some herbs for Computer Son last year. Now it's become a tradition. He enjoys cooking and likes to use fresh herbs in his creations. Looks like a sneaky groundhog helped himself to the parsley (on the left side of the container). That's why all the herbs have ended up on the table. I hope he (or she) doesn't know how to climb.
Sweet pansies......I wonder if they're having a sing-along. Or maybe they're just sunbathing. Whatever.... I think they're happier in a container instead of in the ground. They usually dry up and die about mid-summer; probably due to our sandy soil and fierce sun.
Snapdragons are so pretty, but I haven't had much luck, until I tried this variety last year. I like the way they cascade gracefully down the sides of the pot. And the blooms last all summer.
And last, but not least, our resident faerie, having a private consultation with another pot of pansies. I wonder who is telling the secrets and who is listening?? Happy gardening everyone!
Enjoy the weekend!

16 comments:

Grammy said...

Hi Wendy, your snapdragons are amazing I love the colors. Your garden faerie is doing a great job along with your help of course. Thank you for your heart felt words. They mean allot to me. Big hug. Have a great week end.

Celia said...

Your potted garden is cool. I just started one this year, mostly flowers but two largish ones will have some salad greens, I hope. Say "hi" to Tiggywinkle for me.

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy....pretty blooms and beautiful fairy. Pots are wonderful to keep the little creatures away from our precious flowers. Although they are a chore to water there are so many other advantages. I would not be without mine....

Sanny soil....you are so lucky....that would be my dream.....so many beautiful plants can be grown in a free draining soil.....

Have a wonderful weekend and hope the sun is shining on you.....

Maggie May said...

Thanks for showing us around your garden. I love it! I also have little statues and figures all over the place!

amelia said...

Love snapdragons but haven't seen them here at all.

Rose said...

Wendy, I'm picturing those naughty chipmunks making a nice pesto sauce for their pasta:) Your snapdragons are lovely; I planted some seeds this year, but haven't seen a sign of any coming up:(

Hope the fairies keep watching over your garden, and have a wonderful weekend, too!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I think the fairies have been helping you with your gardening. It all looks so lovely! I especially like the pansies. Mrs. Tiggywinkle looks as though she is trying to tell you what happened to the Basil!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Wendy, Your garden is doing GREAT--both herbs and flowers... I'm impressed.

My mother used to grow Snapdragons. Pretty flower for sure.

Hope you have a great Sunday also.
Hugs,
Betsy

Florida Sue said...

I love the Faerie. They are an important part of every garden to watch over the plants. I planted my herbs right among the flowers by the lanai door, so that I can snip them quickly and keep a watch out for who is nibbling. Lately I have gotten the impression that Miss Faerie has developed a taste for garlic chives. I hope her breath does not offend her little garden subjects. Pansies are the perfect bloomer here all winter. I never had much of a fondness for them in Ontario, bur I have sure learned to love them here at Christmas and all through the winter months. I hope your weekend is proceeding delightfully Wendy. Mine sure is, and I appreciate your lovely comments.

XOSue

Kanak Hagjer said...

Loved going through the photos of your potted garden. Your blooms are looking great... the pansies and the snapdragons. Haven't planted the latter for a long time.Maybe this winter,that's the season here. The watchers of your herb gardens are so cute. So's the garden faerie.

Wendy said...

Thanks everyone. Gardening is fun, isnt' it? I love all of your comments. Will visit your blogs.
Happy gardening!

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
All of your containers are so pretty. I love your fairies!
Gardening is fun...sometimes....
Sherry

Ruth said...

Lovely container gardens. My posts are dug up every morning and I have yet to catch the culprit. I suspect squirrels but whoever it is has a taste for geraniums, impatiens, and basil.

Beth said...

Hi, Wendy. Your flowers and herbs are lovely. The fairies and Mrs. Tiggywinkle are doing a splendid job. They must be quite exasperated by the naughty chipmunks! :-)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I loved your hibiscus story. I'm quite certain it was a message from both your mother and God.

Abba's Girl said...

Beautiful pics! I have a few snapdragons left and 1 clump of lobelia...all the pansies and violas are gone until late Oct or early Nov. I always look forward to your beautiful pictures.

Shammickite said...

Nice, I have been planning a herb garden for ages but haven't found the time so far. I think it's too late now for this year.