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Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's been RAINING in the Desert!

Kitties!

::meow::

The Baby here...again!
Since I'm the only kitty that goes Outside I get to show you around today.  We've had lots and lots of rain, so everything is really blooming!
Oh, Mommy says that "lots and lots" of rain means about a half an inch.  Normal rainfall for us is right around four inches a year.
Also, these photos are a couple weeks old because I was adventurous naughty and went wall walking the other day and I've been grounded to the house for a while.

Whatever.

Let's amble down the stepping stones...are you ready? 
See Henry's Hut?  He still comes in every night to eat.

Look at our lime lemon tree! 
Daddy's been giving all our plants gallons and gallons of organic fertilizer, and the tree has over fifty lemons on it!
This makes Mommy very happy because she loves lemons.

The white lantana in the new corner garden has been struggling, but the rain will help perk it up. 
The little plants made it through the HOTS so we know it's hardy.  Our yard has drip irrigation and Daddy waters nightly, but when it's 110+ every afternoon for weeks the plants get a little droopy.

On my right paw is the big lantana garden. 
This is where I hunt lizards!
I sit still and listen for them rustling...then I POUNCE.  I also like to scuttle underneath the plants and freak Mommy out when she can't see me easily.  heh heh.

We got a free packet of cosmo seeds last spring and Daddy scattered them in the lantana garden, not expecting much, but they came up!
Daddy can get practically anything to grow.  
Say, does anybody know if cosmos are annuals or perennials?
Fuchia Cosmos

Golden Lantana

Pink Lantana

Pink Cosmos

The Baby's Bum
Hey!

No fair Mommy, captioning my bottom.

For more gardening posts, visit Jonsie...

Happy Thursday!

XX  The Baby, aka Prisioner #47591  XX

56 comments:

  1. Look at how pretty the desert is in bloom!

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  2. Your garden is beautiful!! I love the stepping stones and Henry's Hut. :)

    All your blooms are so pretty. What gorgeous colors!

    Baby, you're so lucky to have such a wonderful place. You be good! Oh, and you have a cute bum!

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  3. M here - I never thought I'd like AZ landscaping, but your's is just gorgeous. That I could live with (minus all the bugs and creepy crawlers. he he )

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  4. We're sorry to hear you are a prisoner for now The Baby but hoepfully you get out again in your lovely garden again soon! We can't figure out why you'd want to leave the Lounge!

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  5. Äiti is jealous of your plants, especially the lantana. We love your lizard lair and are jealous of that. And some of us mancats are looking very hard at that picture of your behind, hehehe

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  6. Great photos! Cosmos is an annual in northern areas - I don't know about southern deserts... At any rate, it seeds itself really well. The only problem is that flowers of plants from seed aren't as impressive or numerous. It's called "reverting to type", I think.

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  7. You have such a beautiful place to hunt lizards in. I bet those flowers taste good too!

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  8. Wow, that is SOOOO pretty. Pisi and Squeak, and their Big Two Legged One, would LOVE to go live in the desert!

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  9. My human sees cosmos a lot in SoCal, so they are probably pretty hardy, as we are pretty dry here - although not nearly as hot as you guys!

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  10. Bad Whitey, Your backside is bummalicious! How delightful to see you two days running, and you look so CLEAN.

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  11. Ah, da purrtiest flower of all 'Baby Bum'...hahahahaha

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  12. Oh, we furgot, mom planted cosmos by da side fence here and dey was annuals but da ones by da house next to our bushes became perennials...go figger. Must be dat it is warmer by da house.

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  13. Beyootiful garden! Thanks fur the tour, Baby. We hopes you get "sprung" soon! xoxo

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  14. What a purretty garden. We have cosmos in our wildflower mix, so they must seed themselves.

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  15. What a beautiful garden you have to play in. Lots of lovely bright colours. Mummy said she would love a lemon tree but it would have to live in the green house over here :)xx
    prrr esss, you have a lovely bum hee he

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  16. Prisioner #47591 you have a pert bum :)

    Love the macro shots of the flowers :)

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  17. Awww The Baby!!!! You have a beautiful behind!

    Thank you for showing us your gorgeous garden!! Well done mum and dad!! Me and Charlie love the lantana area - such pretty little mini-flowers in one bloom!!

    Cosmos are annuals? Have a great Thursday! Take care
    x

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  18. How botiful you have it in your garden wiff all the flowers blooming.
    Hooray for the rain and for your dad´s care for the plants :)

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  19. Baby, be good so you can go back out in the garden. It's beautiful (well, you are too), and you look good leading us around out there showing of DAD's flowers. Looking good in the pictures, even the Bumm!

    Y'all come see us when you can.

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  20. Baby, your desert garden is amazing...and my mom is swooning over the lantana...she just loves it.

    Mom would love having a lime or lemon tree but we'd need a heated greenhouse for that. We'll just have to admire yours.

    Purrs,

    Jonesie

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  21. thanks for the garden tour. very nice. we got our first frost last night. so be thankful for where you live because you don't have to worry about freezin your bum off.

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  22. Thank you for taking us round your garden Baby - you have some very pretty flowers and plants. The rain must have been great for the plants.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  23. Your garden looks as though it is thriving!We just started our little back garden this summer and are curious to see how everything will survive the witer months.Baby, we encourage you to get out of prison.Make the guards' lives miserable...you can do it!!

    the critters in The Cottage

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  24. What a lovely garden...and a lovely Baby!!! MOL Sometimes mom wishes we had a yard - even though she is the proud owner of the deadly "black thumb" of gardening.

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  25. What a pretty yard you have! And your bottom is cute too! ;)
    xo Catherine

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  26. Your garden does look terrific. Good job Daddy and what fun to have all those lemons.We also really like the lantana. Don't know if the other is annual or if it comes back.Great pictues, thanks Baby for that tour.
    Wishing you a super day.

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  27. Cosmos are annual.
    Mom got some seeds from her brother in law when she & dad moved into this house 25 years ago. They were seed from his flowers. He said to collect the seeds every fall and sprinkle them on the dirt in the spring. So mom collects the seeds into an old Gerber baby food jar. They come up without fail. Ours are bright orange. No fade out here, even after over 25 generations!

    Baby thanks for the tour, we...errr...ahhh....like your hinder!

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  28. Love the lizard patch! We wish we had one. Oh, you don't want to go walk on the wall too much...you might not get to ever go out in that wonderful garden again!

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  29. Oh so pretty! Yes, cosmos are annuals. We like the last photo of you walking away.

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  30. I wish I had your Daddy's green fingers. I can't get anything to grow properly!
    Uh, why aren't the others allowed out in the garden?

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  31. Firstly, The Bum shot is too cute Baby so only right it has a caption. Secondly, I wish we only had four inches of rain each year! Oh how I wished I lived in the desert . . . . here in Ireland it feels like we have four inches of rain every day (and some!)

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  32. The desert is beautiful when it rains

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  33. Your garden looks fabulous, and the lemons look so YUMMY!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  34. Poor Baby...held prisoner for one itty bitty transgression. Be watching the mail I'm sending you a can of FF with a key in it. Hugs Madi
    PS your garden is beautiful Mom loves lantanas.

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  35. What a lovely garden - Baby you are one lucky kitty (bet all the others are sooo jealous!!) =^..^=

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  36. Dear Prisoner The Baby,

    Please meet me you-know-where for a good visit with me. Stay as long as you like. We'll send anonnymuss messages to the other cats, and taunting pictures. We'll call them on their cell phones and honk the meow horn..they'll never know it's us. I have lots of fuds and treats and toys. I even have my oen bed.

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  37. Uh oh, a white cat, out one the loose......can't show mommy this one! BTW, you have a great garden Baby=^Y^=

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  38. Dear Prisoner #47591 (you have more alias' that anycat I know!MOL)

    We like the parting shot with your pink toes! I too love hiding and pouncing on the lizzardos.

    That Woman had a cosmos thing once. My carefully placed erm... eliminations took care of it right off! heehee.

    Miss Jack (our tuxie) wanted to mail you a file so you could escape but I had to explain that emailing an attachement was not the same thing. Bless her heart, she's not the brightest but we love her. (esp. her 'goth manicure')

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  39. Wow! I never knew that gardens in desert country could have so many different types of flowers.

    You've done a marvelous job helping your Dad in the garden, The Baby! And I love your butt shot -- you never know where that one may end up!

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  40. There are both annual an perennial cosmos. But the annual ones are good reseeders, so it may not make much difference.

    4" of ran per year? Wow, we got almost twice that in 1 day last month. MOL!

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  41. How lovely to have your desert blooming all over!

    Guess what? We commented on your Fairy Hobmother post & we've been granted our wish. We'll be using our money to buy food for Chloe & Moe our kitties since we got the wish granted thanks to all of you great kitties.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  42. Your garden looks so bright and happy!

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  43. Very lovely garden! Thanks for showing us Baby!

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  44. Your garden is gorgeous! And you are lovely in it.

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  45. The flowers in your garden are beautiful The Baby, and you have a delightful bum.
    Eric

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  46. We loves your flowers. Mum thinks the cosmos is an annual that re-seeds itself pretty much.

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  47. Such a pretty sight... and you can pick lemons right outside your door, too. How great is that?!

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  48. I can't tell it's agrden in the desert !!! All trees and flowers look fabulous ! I just love the second photo : )
    xoxo

    PS : Thank you to your mom to answer our question : )

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  49. What a fantstic garden tour ~ and we love the bum shot! Tee hee!

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  50. thanks fur tha tour. owr beans want a fence like yours, tha brick. hafe you sampled any of tha plants Baby??

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  51. But it's such a cute bottom! How could mom resist!
    Your garden is beautiful and Henry's hut is wonderful.
    Wish we had your daddy's green thumb!!

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  52. Your garden looks pretty lush considering you live in the desert!!

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  53. Loverly rains (we have gotten too much here but it didn't wash away the grass seed Teri put out a couple of weeks ago!) and you gots the purrtiest flowers still, in spite of the heat!

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!