Monday, September 10, 2012

New addition to succulent/tire garden just in time for the birds to arrive!

I bought a shepard's crook (and my friend, Karen did too)...and put it in the tire garden to hang my bird seed cakes from! I just bought a cake from Lowes, but need to make some in preparation for upcoming northern bird migration through south Florida! They should be arriving in a few weeks, and I am excited over it! My birdbath awaits them as well just feet from the seeds.

My one plant of Siam Tulip, which is a variety of ginger, sits just outside my front door under the shade of the hibiscus I see it when I walk out. It brings happiness. There are little purple orchid-like petals that come out of all the little cups around the base of the pink flower. It is AWESOME, and I love it.

The Black Knight is filling in nicely in front garden (I took this in wind and rain, so it is a bit blurry)...sorry! I am noticing how lovely my lawn is in this photo! We have had so much rain lately, everyone's lawns are just gorgeous around here! Not just mine!

Lastly, I leave you with the cutest picture of LUCIE!!! Taken when she was playing with Malinka, a.k.a., Link Link, yesterday! She is so bright white, isn't she? A real dolly baby!!!

Happy Tuesday! xoxo- Julie


Linda said...

Great ideas. I am sure the birds will love it. Love your gorgeous flowers. Lucie is a Sweetie pie.

marianne said...

Oh my gosh......... what wonderful pictures!!!!!!!!!!!! They all added a smile to my morning coffee in Africa here.
Love that flower! MG how beautiful that is! And that cake I remember you gave us the recipe for that must look it up and make it for the birds here.
And Lucie inthe sky with Diamonds is a doll!
HCM and have a wonderful Tuesday:)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your tire gardens are filling in nice. The birds will appreciate your efforts. Lucie is so cute with that button nose.

walk2write said...

You may see two comments. I wrote one but had to sign in, and then it disappeared.

I love that ginger plant. There are so many fascinating varieties, and some of them are even hardy here. Will you share your recipe for suet cakes?

Bobbie Lynn said...

Love your tire garden. Adorable and great idea for your bird feeder. My sunflowers are now feeding my birds. A beautiful plant the Siam tulip is. I have never seen that before. There are so many now for use to have in our gardens, just not enough room to have them all. Your little baby is too cute and love the pose there. Have a good day.

Dewdrop Gardens said...

The tire garden is so cool! Bet you get lots of birds at the feeder. And I've never seen a Siam Tulip, it is so gorgeous! I will have to look into that one, I imagine it would be a tropical around here.
Lucie is so adorable. :)

Lidia Cabanella said...


que guapas están las suculentas en las torres de neumáticos

y todas tus mascotas tienen una mirada muy tierna


Teri Casper said...

Good to see your tire garden again. Love the update. I didn't realize you got a lot of migrating birds. (duh).
Love that shade of ginger. That plant is so fun to sketch.
If I were here for the winter I would be making those seed cakes!

soulbrush said...

I just adore that arrangement with the crook added, what a beautiful picture in your garden. And that doggie is so cute! Happy weekend to you J pal.

Carla said...

Love your tire planters. Having the birds come through is always so exciting:). Mom has them (for the first time ever) SWARMING her feeder. Guess they are filling up for their flight south too. Fun to watch. Sweet pooch too:)

Judi said...

Hi Julie *hugs*
Your plants are wonderful as always and thats a great place to put the bird seed cake also.
Now I haven't bbeen around and I don't know who that precious little pup is. I am going to have to do some more reading.
have a great week.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Great pictures and I love all your succulents!! Neat that you have them in varying heights of tires :)

smallhousebiggarden said...

That tire arrangement for your succulents is SO perfect!! How ingenious!!!
Your Siam Tulip looks to be the same variety as mine, which were really late in arriving this 2mos later than the previous two summers! Did you notice anything different with yours this season?
Great catching up with your blog, btw!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

You know I just love your succulent tires Julie! They are looking awesome! And perfect place for a shepards hook. Your grandkids are so darn cute by the by and that puppy is adorable!