Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Flower Friday

The Big Piney Woods Cats started something called Flower Friday so we thought that we would indulge Mom and show some of her garden flowers. These are some photos she took a couple of days ago early in the morning before she went to work. It had rained the night before.

This is beebalm (Monarda didyma) with Shasta daisy. Beebalm is native to the area and is very attractive to hummingbirds. It is in the mint family and that sometimes means trouble, but Mom doesn't find it nearly as aggressive as the purple-pink wild bergamot (M. fistulosa) that she also has.

Mom likes vines a lot and the clematis by the deck is still blooming fairly well. It started blooming in April.

The daylily (Hemerocallis) Stella d'Oro shone brightly in the early morning light.

Happy Flower Friday!


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At Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:05:00 PM, Blogger Catzee said...

Hey! I wanna flower too! I'm gonna tell my mom.

At Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:15:00 PM, Blogger Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Wow your flowers are blooming much sooner than our mommy's. So far we've only gotten to destroy some blooms on an early-blooming lilly. Our day lillies and clematis haven't really started to bloom yet!

At Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Kimo & Sabi said...

Fank you fer stopping by our bloggie supporting our cause - yer good friends!

At Friday, June 15, 2007 12:21:00 AM, Blogger Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Thanks so much for joining our Flower Friday. Momma loves fowlers and loves seeing pichers. She has a clematis just like yours only it is just budded out, here in the Big Piney Woods.


At Friday, June 15, 2007 12:28:00 AM, Blogger Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, what bee-yootiful flowers! Momma loves flowers. Hers ain't doin' as good as last year 'cause there just ain't enough rain. We got elephant ears, though, too... great big green planties!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

At Friday, June 15, 2007 12:37:00 AM, Blogger Tara said...

Such pretty flowers! Mom's mom loves Shasta Daisies!


At Friday, June 15, 2007 1:26:00 AM, Blogger Jeter and Mickey said...

yer mom haz da mos byootiful flowerz. duz she hav beez in her garden? beez ar in allotta trubbel ... an we havta save da beez.
luv--yer frend ... an frend uv da beez--jh

At Friday, June 15, 2007 3:35:00 AM, Blogger Dragonheart said...

Those are beautiful flowers! Your garden must be beautiful!

At Friday, June 15, 2007 8:01:00 AM, Blogger Caesar and Princess said...

Ooooh those flowers are pretty. Your mommie has a beautifical garden!!

happy Flower Friday

At Friday, June 15, 2007 11:43:00 AM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Do weeds count as flowers? How about ginormous out of control pansies? That's about all we have in our house. Thanks for talking to Kaze for me, unfortunately she's not backing down. At all. Though I did give her some good whaps last night.


At Friday, June 15, 2007 12:43:00 PM, Blogger Daisy said...

Daisies! I love daisies! When we lived in Virginia we had a bunch of those pretty Stella d'Oro daylily flowers. They are pretty.

At Friday, June 15, 2007 3:39:00 PM, Blogger Lux said...

Those sure are lovely flowers - so colorful!

At Friday, June 15, 2007 8:55:00 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Mum says she likes the flowers. Her daylilies haven't started to bloom yet.

At Saturday, June 16, 2007 5:04:00 AM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

WOW, yer place is so colurful!!! We gotta stop by soon!

At Saturday, June 16, 2007 9:35:00 AM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

Your flowers are furry purrty. We don't have many yet. The Honeysuckle and Azaleas have finished, but the roses have started blooming. We haf Stargazer lilies wiv lots of buds, but no flowers yet.We like yer Daylilies speshully.

At Sunday, June 17, 2007 1:35:00 AM, Blogger Shadow Saluki said...

Those are some pretty flowers. My dad and mom have the best of intentions with the plantin' part of flowers, but seem to forget the "maintenance" part, so most of 'em die. Perhaps I could take a photo of my cousin's (DaisyMae Maus) sunflowers when they bloom?

Your woofie bud (hee, hee ... that's a pun),
Shadow Saluki


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