Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday Stroll-June 29, 2008

These are the first of the old-fashioned tall yellow day lilies that I always think of as part of my Fourth of July garden. They will bloom for about four weeks. They are a real Godsend during July when everything else seems to get annihilated by Japanese beetles.

I also have more hollyhocks coming along in the "crazy" garden. The tall stuff behind them is goldenrod, which is just about to bloom, so I may be able to show you that combination next week.

I've also been trying to make sure I have all the components of a wildlife-friendly landscape. I added a new birdbath-the old one got broken- and made sure to add a few pebbles so that butterflies can easily use it.

I also bought a new bird feeder. It was a splurge, very expensive, and supposedly squirrel proof, which is necessary in my yard, which is apparently part of a squirrel highway. We put it by the window, not only for our own enjoyment, but to add a channel to Kitty TV. Our very ancient kitties need something to get their heart-rates up for a few moments a day! The birds seem to realize that they are in absolutely no danger from Cinnamon and Buddy.

Like Rose, I'm starting to have camera lust, and spend part of each Sunday scouring the sale flyers for something better than the little 5 mega pixel, no zoom camera I have. I'm trying to resist the urge, but I don't know how long I can hold out!
To see who else is strolling today, go to The Quiet Country House.


Marcie said...

Joyce, Nice photos. I like the orange lilies blooming behind the blue bird bath. The colors look wonderful together. I have the urge to upgrade my camera too, but mostly because it has developed some problems and I can only take macro photos these days. Thanks for strolling along!

Unknown said...

the photos look pretty good on the camera you have. :)

So is this new channel on Kitty TV kid of like the Food Network or something?

Joyce said...

The Food Network! That's good, Grant!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers!
I love the idea of a Sunday Stroll. I may start doing that.

Joyce said...

Abbie, you should join us! It forces me to take a good look at my garden, beyond which weeds need to be pulled. Some of the other strollers take wonderful photos of insects and birds, as well flowers.

Eve said...

That hanging basket is one of the prettiest I have seen. I love the colors. And that bird bath sure beats the heck out of my Home Depot special. Actually I don't remember where I bought it but at the time I though it waa graet just to have one. So it's all good.

Rose said...

I have the beginnings of a "crazy" garden, too, Joyce. Lots of hollyhocks and now the leftover plants or extra divisions that I don't know where else to put.
I'm sure Buddy and Cinnamon enjoy the entertainment outside their window. If I put a bird feeder that close to the window, Toby might break the window! But then again he's too mannerly to do that:)