Monday, July 21, 2008

A Garden Tour du Jour and Awards

Hi out there in blogland....

It's not wheelie Wednesday 'n we don't have any wheelies anyway but I thought ya might enjoy a tour of the gardens here in our little world. Our world is pretty small here cause we have a small yard, but we manage ta get in a lot of flowers and other plants without trrippin' all over 'em.

So let's step outside and have a look around. Gram is pretty proud of the clematis this year....it's full of the biggest white flowers right now just bustin' out all over ...'n it's workin' it's way down the other side of the lamp post. Pretty, aren't they?


Then there's Grams black eye Susans, purple coneflowers and daisies. They're just bustin' outta their boundries and takin' over the little plot where the Spring bulbs bloom. But that's OK cause Gram loves ta dig things up and replant 'em elsewhere. She also likes ta shares extra plants with the neighbors.
Had ta get in a shot of the blanket flowers complete with a honey bee dippin' in the pollen. It's sad when ya hear about all the problems with honey bees right now and the collapse of their hives but there doesn't seem to be a shortage of 'em around here....... we stay away from 'em cause they sting us good if we don't.....

Last year Gram started some dahlias from seed 'n she was surprised cause she didn't know ya could do that....'n the plants grew the tubers that ya can save over the winter so Gram dug 'em up and stored 'em til Spring. Here's some bloomin' complete with a butterfly......

Now in the backyard there are some hydrangeas. Gram doesn't have good luck with 'em cause I think the ones we have aren't really that hardy in our area....so not many blooms are on 'em... but they look pretty just the same.....
A few years back big brother Scott bought Gram this lily plant and it has some big flowers on it right now.

While we all love flowers....unless yer someone who knows which ones ta eat and how ta eat 'em...they're not the best part of summer.....

Here's the best part of summer.....tomato plants....see how big they are and bushy too. Gram has a fence around 'em cause while they need lots of water ta make 'em grow...they sure don't want the kinda water we would give 'em. There's lettuce off ta the left side which is startin' ta go ta seed in all this hot weather, but we had lots of it ta eat fer the past month or so....

There's also green pepper plants and Hungarian banana pepper plants and taday Gram picked her first ripe tomatoes along with some of the peppers....not bad fer the first batch of garden goodies......

While Gram 'n Pap love those garden veggies....we love the special stuff Gram makes us ta mix in with our dog food. Here's a new batch of liver and rice Gram made this evening so we can have some goodies in our dishes tomorrow.......... when we see this come outta the fridge, we know it dinnertime..........

Well, it's been a fun visit and a pretty long tour du jour.....'n we have some other news ta report too. So here goes.......

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AWARDS Fer the Terriers

We have been nominated fer 2 awards.

The first one is from our earthdog friend, Rudy and it's the Brillante Weblog Premio 2008 award.

That's pawsome Rudy...thank you so much fer the honor.

The rules for accepting the award are as follows:

1. Add the logo of the award to our blog

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs

4. Add links to those blogs on your blog

5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!

So we nominate our friends Petey, Eric, Fenway, Girl Girl, Jackson, Luna and Oorvi..... "n I wanna tell ya this was a really a hard job cause there aren't many blogs without the award....least not the ones we visit anyway.....

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We have also been awarded the very prestigious Arte-y-Pico award by our friends Oorvi, Eric Square dog and Asta.



Here are the rules:

1.) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogger community, regardless of language.

2.) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3.) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4.) Award-winners and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the “Arte-y-Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5.) To show these rules.

Unfortunately we were unable to find 5 blogs without the award so we would like to award it to any blogger who feels worthy of displaying it.

Wow!!!!..... we are honored and humbled to display these awards on our blog......our heads are gonna be too big ta fit in our beds tonight fer sure.

Thank you all.....

Dewey Dewster here reportin on the garden tour and awards....wow that was a long one.......Gram do yer fingers still hurt ya ??????? Sorry........

16 comments:

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What alot of nice plants and flowers you doggies have. Thank you for the award. :) It's so pawsome

~ Girl girl

Koobuss said...

WOW!! What a great garden! You've got all kinds of things. My mom really likes purple coneflowers. She loves the color. She also likes your lilies, hydrangeas, and dahlias. Daisies, too. Your peppers and tomatoes look super, too.

As for me, I liked the rice and liver best of all!!!

Congratulations on the awards. You deserve them. They are well earned.


Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Jackson said...

Hey pals, congrats on the awards and thank you very much for passing one onto me!
J1 is ooo-ing and ahh-ing over your beautiful garden. We had clematis here until she killed them all. But then she manages to kill most plants; it's a special talent she has, helped by me, of course! J x

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom says that all of the flowers are just GORGEOUS but we much prefer the picture of that liver and rice! OMG but that looks yummy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clover said...

Congrats on your awards and thanks for sharing the pictures of your beautiful garden! The clematis is my favourite. And look at all those veggies! We have to go to the Farmer's Market to get those.
Love Clover xo

Abby said...

Hi, Dewey...

Oh...You made my Mom jealous...She loves flowers & tries really hard, but she never has been able to grow flowers like your Gram does...

I'll show you our flower boxes in the front yard soon...You'll see that they are pretty, but not as pretty as your Gram's...

Congrats on the Awards...They are well deservied

Abby xxxooo

Eric said...

Pals, well done on your awards and thank you so much for my one. I'm humble with gratitude that you thought of me.

Your Gram has created a bootiful garden especially the eat- a- bles area. Truly Scrumptious. Are those heirloom tomatoes? Mom loves them..
But what I want to know is how the garden is so pawfect with you three around? Don't you help with all the digging? You need to you know it's a lot for your Gram to manage on her own... hardly fair.. you dig in pals...

Wags, Eric x

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Mmmmmm oh yeaaaaa...mmmmmm...I'm drooling! Those flowers look DELICIOUS!!! I love flowers, possibly more than treats! No, I lied...treats are better!

Anyway, I haven't tried any of those flowers. Does your Gram let you have a little sample taste?

Hehe! I hope all is well in your world!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Chef said...

The garden sure is beautiful, Dewey. Can't imagine how delish those flowers would be all mixed up in my dinner. Oooo ...drooling pools..

I have an award for you - you sure are getting lots of them! Come and pick it up at my blog.

xox
Chef

JB's Big World said...

What an amazing garden and such pretty flowers. And do you mean you get special food cooked for you? Wow, you must be really special!
Congrats on your awards!
--JB

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

Hey Dewster...Snap Dragon Lacie here...what a great report on ur garden, plus what a fab pic of that LIVER STUFF!!! Oh, man ya got Babystan droolin' now...Mumsie's gonna have to scrub the floor now!

Great job on those awards!!!

We told Ferndoggle to call us...maybe we can get Scruffy and Lola to meet up with you guys. Scruffy is demanding his turn. Mumsie should just ignore him. Gilbert was mad he didn't get to go too...she meant to bring him, but forgot. Ah...

Funny that ur Gram doesn't have luck with those Hy Drange Yas...Mumsie has no idea what to do with plants and ours are growin' like weeds. Course all the grass is dying, and we're NOT to blame for all of it...

barkies...
Lacie Snaps!

Asta said...

Dewey Destew
That is some pawsome gawden..youw Gwam must have a vewy gween thumb ow is it allyouw digging help that is making evewything so bootiful???
Congwatulations on those awawds ..you awe vewy desewving, but don't bump youw big heads on youw bedpost, hehehe
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Momo & Pinot said...

Wow, there are lots of bootiful flowers in the garden!!! Pawsome!!!

Momo & Pinot

Oorvi said...

Hi Dewey,

Those flowers are lovely. I think you've got a beautiful yard. (well, we've got a small terrace garden, and you can't grow a lot of beautiful plants in pots:()

I don't eat tomatoes but I like to play with onions. One of these days I'll post a picture - "Me and My Favorite Onion"

Congratulations on your awards:) and thanks for passing the Brillante Weblog Premio 2008 award to me. But I really don't know who I can pass it too:( and so I've kept it safe in my box. I'll take it out and put it on my blog after I've made enough friends. What do you think?

BTW, the beagle clocks are up. I know that you aren't a beagle, but you may want to look at them:)

Licks n Wags,
Oorvi

PS: How's Lacie?

Noah the Airedale said...

Such beautiful flowers Dewey and the vegies look delish. Having fresh veg growing in your own yard is a great idea.
Congrats on your awards too.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

Willow the Black Dale said...

What boootiful flowers you have! Do you ever dig any of them up for your Gram? I love to do that for my mommy!!

Nose-pokes,
Willow