Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TRASHY TERRAIN TUESDAY

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW.. NOT VERY WELL

Hey Hounder,
Alex P. Kitten here with today's post as we continue with part tres of the tour of the landscape surrounding Bumpass Hound Villas. You seen how carefully our landscaping blends in with nature's own encroachment. Things will grow anywhere that you don't want them to grow and, conversely, things , such as grass, will not grow where you want them to grow. Let's start today's junket with one of dad's more successful plantings, the potted coleus at the bottom of the front porch stairs. The pot tends to protect it from the canine watering that much of the lawnaments tend to experience. However, I do believe that even the potted coleus requires some moisture, preferably water, to preclude its' leaves from wilting as shown in this example photograph. Notice the lawn light cap that Radar has dislodged from its bulb post, again, and again, and again.

To the left we have the wondrous potted weed. No one has any idea what is growing in this pot. A couple of years ago dad removed the plants that were intentionally in it and relocated them in the "landscape." However stuff just keeps growing in it. Our garden gnome is representative of our dad's charming personality. When he's away it provides us with a reminder of why we love him so. His pleasant and caring manner beams like the sunshine on a cloudy day. Next we have a photo of the front road drainage swale and on of the drainage culvert pipes under the east driveway. Notice the fine #2 Blue gravel, which is actually gray, that was quarried in nearby Beaverdam. Our final photo for this week is a shot of the organized confusion that is our front yard rock wall garden. The day lilies have bloomed and died off, the ground ivy has taken to the walls and the other stuff is pretty much green and growing out of control. The most comforting thing about our landscaping is that it fits right in with that of our neighbors. Ours is an area that tends to want to revert to nature barring the expenditure of massive quantities of money and manpower to prevent it. hence our motto in regard to gardening is a simple one; adapt.
- Alex and The Bumpass hounds and Kitties

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5 comments:

Tracey and Huffle said...

You could put parsley in that weed pot. Just sayin'.

Huffle Mawson

Fred said...

I like your gnome! Does it have a name? If not, I suggest Fred.

Homer said...

Hey TBH,

Your garden looks fine to us. Trust us, we've seen some gardens which resembled like Amazon jungles!

BTW, how are you guys doing?

Love,
Homer

Homer said...

Was catching up on your previous posts - did your humans have a good vacation???

Love,
Homer

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

You've inspired me with your Trashy Tuesday posts. I've been leaving nice brown spots on our new yard. Just keepin' it trashy!

Kat

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