Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday in the Garden with Simba




My Dad planted four window boxes of impatiens in different colors again this year - they do very well on our deck and give lots of color for many months. They are doing nicely, and actually grown a bit more than shown in this picture from about 2 weeks ago. I snoopervise them well, making sure he gives them adequate water, occasional fertilizer, and I purr to them to help them grow.

But here is a little "impatiens surprise". It looks like last summer a seed from an impatiens plant found its way into one of the Christmas Cactus pots. So now we have a bonus red impatiens growing right in with the cactus. Dad hates to let any plants die, so he is not pulling this one out, even though from the perspective of the Cactus it is a weed.

12 comments:

  1. That's really nice of you to purr to the flowers! They really do respond to it and look how lovely they are growing for you!

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  2. Simba, it's plain to see that you have a green paw and your dad has a green thumb!!!!!! xxxxxxx

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  3. We really like your flowers, Simba and they add such a nice bright touch of colour. But we especially like the surprise flower! We're glad that we're not the only ones with surprises in the garden.

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  4. That impatiens plant looks great in your cactus! It's hard to find things that will be pretty and do well in the shade. Your flowers are gorgeous! Way to snoopervise, Simba!

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  5. Simba
    Purrin for your garden. I know that is what is making your garden grow so well! The impatients are lovely. Our yard is filled with them as well and they do multiply!

    purrs
    Abby

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  6. The flowers are so pretty, looks like you live in a forest. How fun.

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  7. Wow Simba, what a beautiful view you have from your deck! I'm certain your purring helps the flowers :-)

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  8. Your impatiens look great, Simba! And we think that one in the cactus plant really adds something to it!!

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  9. Your impatiens are looking pretty. Our mum would leave the one in the Christmas cactus too. Sometimes seeds grow in the paving slabs and mum says if they have made the effort to grow there, they deserve to be allowed to stay there.

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  10. Your flowers look so pretty Simba! You and your daddy are doing a great job with them! We like the one in the cactus too. Nature knows how to spread beauty everywhere!

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  11. the purring must be what's making the garden grow.

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  12. What a nice deck, and we admire your dads gardening skills. Very pretty Simba.

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