2 Oct 2009

SHOW & TELL FRIDAY



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This week I am proud to show you my garden. I have to admit that I had never a green thumb. I found gardening rather boring. But since I am blogging and see so many beautiful garden pictures, I suddenly felt inspired and planted for the second time petunias in pots which stand in front of our house and along the entrance during spring and summer. Unfortunately I didn't count with these lovely creatures called snakes !



and that's what they did !



I declared war put a product and collected the corpses. My petunias survived, but became very skinny and now really ugly. So for the 1st of October I decided to replace them with some autumn flower decoration.



I planted decorative cauliflowers and added some pumpkins. This pot stands besides our mail box.



on the little wall besides the house, I put this



and along the entrance to our house these little yellow flowers which will become bigger I hope. I think they are asters, but I am not sure. I bought them because I have been told that they last until frost. Names are not important to me.



My work of course was supervised by my cat Arthur. He loves when people work outside.

21 comments:

Thom said...

Where's Arthurs hat and badge? hmmm Rabbit, rabbit :) Aloha

Gee said...

Hi Gattina,

At least you have put yr effort there. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

haha...that pile of snail shells made me laugh out loud!! Be careful...gardening can become addictive!!! Thanks for joining in!!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

fun post! love your snail garden! ;)

have a great day!

Gracie said...

Your garden looks beautiful! And your cat is just lovely.
Btw, thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog.

Hootin' Anni said...

snails!!!

Your planters are perfect for the season Gattina. VERY colorful, vibrant.

Good job!


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Leann said...

Ahhh the spoils of war! Your new display looks wonderful though. I love all of the fall things out there to have fun with!

Enjoy
Leann

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Nice gourds! I have always wanted to grow some!

Debbie

Cindy said...

Look at all those snails!! I'd have been so mad too. Arthur looks great supervising.
Cindy

Susan B said...

Your flowers are lovely. I don't garden either, my husband does that. Too bad about all the snails. Arthur is very cute...I'm sure he enjoyed supervising! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle said...

Love gardens not so crazy about the snails! I hope you will stop by soon and visit me!
Michelle

Charlotte said...

Hi Gattina. I haven't visited you in a long time. Saw your link at S & T and decided to drop in for a visit. I love your photos.
I know how those snails can destroy a garden. We had tons of them in California. We don't see them here in Arizona at all. It's too hot for the little critters. I'm glad. They are a real nuisance.
Charlotte

Carla said...

What prettiness you have, inside and out:) Wonderful inviting walkway too. Did you paint that cat painting in your header? I just love the colors.

Charlene said...

Oh I am sooooooooooo feeling you pain with the snails! I got them one year from pansies I bought from Lowe's. And I have been battling them for about 5 years now. When it rains I go & stomp on the laying out on the sidewalk. "Honey" thinks I'm possesed but, my plants looked like yours & it's not fun. Maybe you ought to have Arthur be on snail patrol. Have a great weekend.

claudie said...

What a beautiful job you did here!!! Me , I am desperate because I had no time still for the garden! I will certainly begin tomorrow if I have the courage!!!

Dr.John said...

It is always good to have a supervisor.

Mary said...

I love your gourds. Your autumn decor is very colorful. I bought some gourds on Thursday but as yet haven't done anything with them.

Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Mary

Ginger said...

Flowers and pumpkins are nice, but CATS ARE SUPERB!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as decorative cauliflower! I am not good with the flower names either. I have to take a picture and then show it to somebody who knows if I want to find out.

Melli said...

Yes, I have just bought some mums to put out in the front... and soon pumpkins! Jewl watches over me - and sometimes Freedom. Kitty watches through the window. :) Oh, and Mom watches too!

Pamela said...

very nice !!!