Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wheelie Wednesday - More Gardening

Hi everyone! It's me, Autumn!

We're back in the garden again this week! This time of year lots of pretty things are happening and mom and I spend so much time out there weeding and dead-heading!

Remember the chives you saw a couple of weeks ago? We made chive vinegar! The chives turned the white vinegar the prettiest shade of pink! As soon as the dill blooms, we'll be making some dill vinegar too! Mom loves using a tiny bit of this on our potatoe salad!

The Mountain Laurel is in bloom! It's Connecticut's state flower and even though it doesn't smell, it's still a stunning flower! We just love it!

The Roses are in bloom too! Mom stinks at growing roses because she hates to feed them and she hates to spray them and these are both MUST-do's when you own roses! We have ONE rose bush in our entire yard and it's blooming and it smells so lovely!
We bought 3 new bushes this year - a blue hydrangea and a yellow barberry, which you see here and she finally broke down and bought a pink hydrangea! Can you see the flower right behind my head on my back? It's a silk one but it matches the blue hydrangea bush that's real! It's hard to tell what's real and what's fake!

Well, hello, Mr. Bunny! You'd best skidaddle before Maggie and Mitch see you! They love to chase bunnies!

The Evening Primrose is coming into bloom too!

And so is the Foxglove! They've very, very tall - way over my head! Mom has light yellow foxgloves too!

These bright pink flowers are called Sweet William and they smell like a carnation - just Heavenly! Someone gave us the plant that's blooming yellow and it's spreading like crazy only mom has no clue what it is! Does anyone know?

The Daylillies are beginning to come into bloom too! This one kinda matches my carrot bandana!

That's my garden tour for this week! I hope you enjoyed it!

See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn


Girl Girl Hamster said...

You have such a beautiful garden. Thanks for showing us all the pawsome flowers Autumn

~ Girl girl

Mack said...

Your garden is so pretty! The sweet Williams are mom's favorite. She loves their smell!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You always give such great garden tours, Autumn! Our mom keeps buying pink Hydrangeas, but when they bloom the second time, they're always blue. It's something to do with the PH of the stupid red clay. She's tried putting lime on the ground, but it hasn't worked either. Last year, our water restrictions killed one of them, but we still have hope for the other one. Yours are very pretty!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Patience-please said...

could we PLEASE borrow your mom to strighten out our peeeethetic gardens? Our servant LOVES LOVES LOVES beautiful gardens, but is stinky peeyoooowie at making them. Your mom is inspiring!!!!

wags from the whippets

Toffee said...

You have such a bootiful garden - you must be an excellent helper to your mom as this garden seems like way too much for only one to handle. I particularly like the hydrangeas!

Question: What is the adornment on your tail?? Mom says that it looks like a wine glass marker (for lack of proper terminology) but I say No! that it must be a new style for doggies - like a necklace but to be worn on the tail.

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we LOVE your garden and you are the perfect guide. You show consider doing a TV show!! Love A+A

Saint Lover said...

Autumn you have such a green thumb. Your garden is absolutely lush!

Asta said...

I love youw Gawden touw..I agwee wif A&A, you should do a gwaden show fow TV!!!What's the pwetty wing awound youw tail???a new bwacelet???who gave it to you??hmmmmm???
I think that bootiful pink vinegaw must be vewy tasy, and we love dill on all sowts of and youw Mom awe so clevew!
wheeley smoochies


Blue said...

Hi Autumn!
Yo are my very favourite garden guide.
And you have a flower from my childhood too in your garden - the un-named tall yellow one. I remem,ber it well but now rarely see it here.
Will have to do some research for us both.

Love pats & pets

PS - With your hat ake sure you come to Ladies Day tomporrow1

Deetz said...

That garden is so pretty. Mum has been busy and is finally catching up on bloggies....I got my goodies exchange package from Buster and it was so wonderful.
I love that picture of you eating popcicles

Lady Kaos said...

Your garden is so beautiful!
We're very jealous!

Petra said...

What a beautiful garden; my mom loves the flowers! She thinks the yellow flower might be tickseed coreopsis...maybe? We have that in our yard and it looks alot like yours.

Moco said...

What a lovely garden. We so enjoyed the tour. The colors are beautiful. It does look like a lot of work though.

Lacy said...

w00f's Autumn...watt a pawsome hostess u iz..ur flowers r bute ti ful...heehee me iz good at diggin the flowers up...

b safe,

Petey said...

Your garden is lovely, Autumn. But I'm hoping that tail bracelet thingy is just for wheelies! No way, man!

Your pal,


George the Pup said...

Oh Autumn, the garden looks wonderful. Mommy never lets me near her garden - she says I'm a plant killer, I just like to roll in them (a lot)!

Kodak the Eskie said...

That's a very beautiful garden! I can almost smell the flowers. The roses are especially beautiful!

Hugs, Kodak

Fenway said...

Do you ever bury bones in your lovely garden?

Oliver said...


Your garden looks lovely. Did Maggie and Mitch find that bunny?

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...


You are certainly one very feminine Wheelie!!! Your garden tours are amazing...we've learned so many flower names that we didn't know before!!!!!

Mumsie's lookin' for a girl wheelie...someday!!!!!

Thank you for the lovely tour...

Wheelie Barks,

Gus and Louie said...

You have such a beautiful garden..
Do you put a little pee-mail on some of them?
Stop on by we have an award for you..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Girasol said...

Your garden is beautiful. I like the flowers.

Eric said...

That was a great tour of your garden Autumn the flowers are lovely. be careful not to stay too long in one place though in case your pumpkin wheels decide to put down a few rooots,,,,!!!

Wags, Eric x x

Lorenza said...

Hi, Autumn!
Thanks for another great tour!
I enjoyed it a lot!
Kisses and hugs

Dewey Dewster said...

Well Autumn...aren't ya the hostess with the mostest....that was very interesting about the chive Gram never heard of it....know what's funny? The mountain laurel is the Pa. state flower too...guess we have something other than being terriers in Gram loves flowers too 'n her foxgloves are startin' ta bloom too...she doesn't have too much luck with the hydrangeas though...I think we need a different kind cause they don't always bloom although there are several buds ready to pop soon....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Thank you for the tour of the garden. It's beautiful. We especially liked the day lillies.

purrs and tail wags

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Amber-Mae said...

Hey Autumn! Thanks for showing us your loverly garden again. The flowers are really nice to look at.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

happy said...

What a beautiful garden! The flowers are so beautiful! No idea either what the yellow flowers are. But they sure look very cheerful!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

You have a beautiful garden. Your mom must put in a lot of effort in growing all the beautiful plants.

By the way, may we ask why is there a necklace/chocker on your tail :P

Boy n Baby

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Simba said...

You have lots of pretty flowers in your garden.

Simba x

Helios said...

The vinegar looks so pwetty, my M says it's so nice she can't bear to eat it.

Comet and BLU said...

Your garden is very nice. I bet you get all sorts of bees and butterflies to chase with all those flowers.

Comet and BLU
ps. We love your popsicle picture!

Molly and Taffy said...


Once again a lovely guide through your pretty garden. We are pleased to see you wear your hat even in the Summer to protect yourself against the sun.

Molly and Taffy

Molly and Taffy said...


Once again a lovely guide through your pretty garden. We are pleased to see you wear your hat even in the Summer to protect yourself against the sun.

Molly and Taffy

Joe Stains said...

The pictures are fabulous, the colors are so bright. Your garden sure is nice, much better than our stinky back yard!

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