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Sunday, July 15, 2007

July's Abundance!

Some neat July things in my line of vision!

The first pic is a beautiful pot of begonias with the biggest and richest red flowers I've ever seen!

The next one is a clump of gorgeous full astilbe in our new garden just at their peak!

Caught in the act! Then, there's my naughty kitty, Socks, feverishly chomping down on her favourite, the pointed ends of the spike plants in the box on our back porch! She does the same with our indoor plants...we're spikeless! And it's POINTLESS to chastise her, cats don't care!

We live next door to this amazing flower shop so we have to strive to keep our place looking almost as good in this business section of the main street. They live upstairs over their store and are wonderful neighbours and friends.

Last, we have huge full hanging baskets hanging on both sides at the front of our house. We buy these from the flower shop, who orders them to hang from each lamp post in our town. They are an eye-catcher and we get plenty of compliments on them. My husband feeds all these plants once every two weeks.

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Anonymous RennyBA said...

What nice flowers and the shops looks wonderful - no wonder you feel attempted to buy some!
You husband seam to have green fingers too:-)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! What a lovely garden you have. I presume you feed the cat while your hubby feed the plants! What a wonderful team to create home of joy.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Blogger TorAa said...

Just returned back to our summerhouse from some wonderful days at Renny and Diane's leisure appartement in Sweden.

Your flowers and home is a tempting place to pay a visit - and I allways play your song loudly ----

hugs from us in the far north

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

All these pictures are GORGEOUS! I had to laugh when I saw the great position that "Socks" was in....So like a cat, isn't it?
That seconf picture is such a glorious color...And I love the shape of those flowers....
I LOVE your hanging baskets...How Beautiful!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Anonymous colleen said...

Love all those hanging baskets. You're all decked out. These go well after seeing Naomi's orchids!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Blogger mystic rose said...

oh wow.. i love those colors. i ve been wanting to do container gardening and pinstall some window boxes.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Blogger Pauline said...

Astilbe reminds me of pink feather boas...mine is just going past now. Don't you just love summer flowers? Send hub with watering can please, and come yourself for a cuppa in the garden.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Blogger Bob said...

those hanging baskets are beautiful!

cats chomping on plants - oh, have we every been there and done that.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Blogger the naked tapdancer said...

What gorgeous plants... as always, you are an inspiration!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Blogger Stephen Newton said...

Great pics, Mother. Hope all is well!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Blogger Rapunzel said...

Wonderful pics! Socks is adorable!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Renny:We spend a lot of $$ at that shop plus numerous others! Yes, he has a green thumb and probably a few fingers too! LOL

Twilite: Oh yeah! That cat gets fed allright! I only do some watering and pick the dead blooms off but he does everything else.

Toraa: Thanks! We love our home and we're just about to staret a reno at the back!

I think I can hear that song from wait...that is here playing on my computer too!

Old, Old lady of the hills: Thanks! Those are true compliments from the Queen of Flower Pics!
And Socks is a true nimble cat. Such balance and agility to get to what she desires!

Colleen: They take a long time to plant! We should all pur our yards together and have a huge tea party!

Mystic: Our window boxes are so full now with pansies still! We have a lot of urns and baskets.

Pauline: Yes, boas! Exactly!
Well, he might have to bring his special hose attachment where he puts the plant food!

Bob: Thanks...we do have several of them and then many just sitting around on patios etc.

My old cat used to bite all the spiders off our indoor spider plants!

NTD: Thanks for coming to see and be inspired, although I'm not quite sure how you're inspired!?

Stephen: Thanks. I'm still status quo so far as in no results of any tests till July 24th.

Rapunzel: Thanks. She is a doll and has lots of people nd even cat friends!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Anonymous Coll said...

Oh my.. your flowers are gorgeous!! And the picture of Socks.. priceless. :-)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Blogger gr said...

It sure has been a nice summer but you live next to the florist? Heaven.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Anonymous chase said...

OMG those are lovely flowers you have. I wished I have time later to do gardening or even hang beautiful flowers in my place

Monday, July 16, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Coll: My husband puts a lot of time and effort into making them look nice beside the flower shop!

Socks visits the flower shop every day so I hope she doesn't chew off all the plnts they plan to sell!

Gr: Yes, isn't it beautiful? But then, we have to try and keep up with them to look good!

Chase: Thanks. Go for the hanging baskets. They're easy to keep. Maybe you can hang them on an outside balcony?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Blogger TopChamp said...

Do you not just put spikey plants there for the benefit of Socks anyway? In fact - is everything in your house not really there for Socks? I'm sure that's what Dixie thinks about our house. He looked so hurt... wounded in fact when I threw a cushion near him to stop him scratching up my sofa the other day.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Blogger Diana said...

I love hanging baskets. I haven't done them in ages. They need extra TLC. Maybe next year...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Blogger Richard said...

Yep, that is what I thought your tag said, "socks eating plants".

I think it has been a pretty nice July so far - not too hot or dry, but with a good amount of sun. Normally I would expect the foliage to be turning a dark green, but, while it is not the bright, vibrant green of Spring, it is still a flourishing, mature green.

So far, the weathe ris working in my favour. Ottawa Hydro are challenging people to reduce power consumption by at least 10% and they will give you an additional 10% off - I think easily on my way to reduce my power bill.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Blogger goatman said...

I would think that if the astilbe grow there you owuld have no problem with the cleome growing. You would have to plant seeds first year and collect some for the future, but they would be a pretty addition to your wonderful plant beds.
Thanks for the visit.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Blogger Barbara said...

The abundance of summer indeed. By the way, a belated happy anniversary!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

TopChamp: You've sure got that right! AND it seems for her little sister, Mooky too!

Oh, the gall you have not to let her wreck the sofa!

Diana: They do need attention and it takes time to plant them. My husband spends hours!

Richard: It has been sunny and a nice temp except for that 5 day heat wave, but we still could do with more rain here, so the farmers say too.

Hey, that's a good incentive Ottawa Hydro has. Our office might not do it with the air con, lights and laundry necessity. But our house would.

Goatman: Thanks for the tip! I'll ask the flower people next door whether they can get it and what they know about it. Sounds promising.

Barbara: Thanks! I hope someone's looking after your yard abundance while you're at camp!! More plants die when we're away and someone else is in charge.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Blogger GEWELS said...

Lovely flowers in your garden. I'll be posting my "What's blooming.." soon, too.

Your cats are hysterical!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Gewels: Thanks...they are entertaining! Can't wait to see how your garden grows!

Monday, July 23, 2007


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