Monday, June 15, 2015

Allie's Guided Photography Tour


Yesterday's photo - the one that embarrassed Allie so much - came from her guided photo tour of our backyard in honor of today: National Nature Photography Day,

Lead on, Allie!

Allie: This is called a checkerboard garden: broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, herbs and CATNIP!

Lacy cIlantro leaves in front of Mother's onion chives plant

A new plant this year: Mexican sweet herb.
It can be used sparingly to sweeten, though not as safe as stevia.
We have a stevia plant, too! Great for steeping in tea!

This is an asparagus patch against our house. Very fern-like leaves.
And asparagus spears make the best toys! I carry them around everywhere!

Mother's cold frame is housing a crop of arugula and mustard greens.

Chive flowers are a lovely lavender. not pink, but then again, I suppose not everything can be....

The view at the end of our backyard.Mother calls it a "visual feast". They enjoy morning tea with this view.

But of course, the next best thing to catnip in our garden is the luscious grass!


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22 comments:

  1. What's to be embarassed about? You look lovely in chewing on a grass leaf. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

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  2. I still don't know what are embarrassin bout chewin grass.

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  3. Hey, at least you are not chewing your us like the way our dog-guy does...

    You have lovely gardens.
    Meowmy did a similar thing when our unfurbros were a lot smaller, it was called square foot gardening.

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  4. That is really a beautiful garden, along with being really useful!

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  5. What a beautiful garden. You have quite a grin on your face in that last photo, Allie! That fresh blade of grass must taste wonderful.

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  6. Thanks for the tour, Allie! Everything looks lovely. My bunny sister, Lulu, would be all over that cilantro.

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  7. You have a very beautiful garden. I have a very black thumb.

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  8. Beautiful garden! Thanks for the tour Allie!

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  9. Very beautiful, Allie! Thanks so much for the tour! Our human loves to look at gardens, mostly we want to know what kind fun critters you find in that nice garden.

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  10. Your garden is beautiful. Love that checkerboard arrangement!

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  11. Wow! I love your garden and the way hat you have the bricks patterned is great. I need to try this in my gardens. We have been overtaken by monkey grass!

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  12. Allie you have such a beautiful yard we know you must enjoy it immensely.

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  13. My cat bro Bert was hoping to see a catnip farm. I think he is disappointed. He is such a nip head.

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  14. hay ewe guys...just sayin... if ya want help samplin de nip ta make sure itz good qualitee, let uz noe, we can bee ther in 4 dayz, given de tides.....♥♥♥

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  15. You have a beautiful garden ! Purrs

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  16. Wow What a gweat lookin' gawden. And yous lookin' good too. Have a gweat day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  17. Great tour Allie. Purrhaps yous could comes and whip our weed patch, er Back Yard into shape....
    Kisses
    Nellie
    PS Don’t forgets to enter the Finish the Sentence Game!

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  18. We love the checkerboard look, but TBT is too hungry fer plant space ta do that.

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  19. Beautiful garden, I pinned the checkerboard photo- that is such a wonderful idea.

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  20. That's quite the garden, Allie. Thanks for the tour.

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  21. I love the checkerboard garden.. how very clever!!

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  22. Amazing garden and beautiful yard. Do you live in paradise? XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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