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Friday, April 27, 2012

Frequent Flyer Wyatt!!

I'm racking up some miles! This week, I went Vegas, to give advice to Tori, Baily, Mesa and Big Carl!
Dear Wyatt,
Wyatt, what are your tips for desert friendly colorful plants? We don't want cacti with the pups but have to plant soon before the big backyard reno is done! 
Tori, Baily, Mesa and Big Carl (small lump under the blanket)

My Vegas Pals, 
We have never gardened in your neck of the desert, you have plants we don't even know about! But here are a few ideas from a terrier....

Oenothera speciosa



Have you thought about Callistemon or Calliandra? We just love those Bottlebrush and Fairy Duster shrubs, but it is too cold and wet here....they would love your yard! And so many colorful perennials options...Salvias, Penstemons, Verbena, Oenothera. With sprinklers of course! 
We can't wait to see your new back yard and pool!
Happy Digging,

Then, I flew straight over to Scotland to help Bertie!

Dear Wyatt,
 I have a question. I am embarrassed about the state of our garden in Aberdeen, Scotland. But when I suggest to Gail that she gets to work on it, she says, "but Bertie, that would mean less time taking you out for walks". It is quite a dilemma isn't it? Can you please suggest some plants that would thrive in our relatively Northerly location, and which would not impinge too greatly on dog-walking time? Your help would be much appreciated. Toodle pip! Bertie

Arbutus Unedo 

Funny you should ask! We are designing a seaside garden this week and I think the climate there is very similar to yours. Some of the perennials we were going to use are Anemone 'Honorine Jobert', Hemerocallis (Daylillies), Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie' and 'Lucifer', Rudbeckia 'Black-Eyed Susan'. The shrubs we had in mind are Escallonia 'Newport Dwarf' and Arbutus unedo. Hope you can find some of these in your area. 
Happy Digging,

On the way home, I stopped in Chicago. Mr. Pip was telling me how good the hot dogs and pizza are there! After I sampled a Chicago dog, I went over to see what was going on in Pip's yard! We have been brainstorming ways to make a Zen Garden into a 'Rain Garden' for the downspouts. I have a wonderful idea for a stream bed with Zen like plants. Good thing I know ALL about rain!

I'll get back to you on that, Pip. Any excuse to come back for hotdogs and pizza!

See you all next Friday, with more answers to your gardening questions!



  1. Wow you are seeing the world! Those are some good advice tips too. Enjoy!

  2. Wyatt
    I am always amazed at youw extensive gawdening awe so helpful in making all ouw gawdens bootiful...I of couwse don't have a gawden, but have been thinking of window boxes..on one side neew the kitchen we have lots of sun, so i was thinking of ewbies, on the othew side it's mostly shade xept fow eawly mowning, and I'd like some bootiful colow..what do you think?
    smoochie kisses

  3. Ummmmmm Wyatt... it is ME (Frankie FURTER) your DACHSHUND FUREND..who only consumes... TUBE STEAKS. I'm just sayin.

    Now have you seen Sarge's Post today?? YOU have a special place there.

    I love your advice fur our furends. Desert plants really ARE different, butt you certainly found some beauties!!!

  4. You are a frequent flyer Wyatt! Great tips and advice for all! Have a great weekend! :-)

  5. Wow, you are quite the world traveler aren't you. Glad you like Chicago dogs and pizza!! Thanks so much in advance for your advice. We actually cleared the space this week. It was full of weeds and tree saplings.

    Your pal, Pip

  6. Thank you so much Wyatt. Those are great recommendations.
    And the tartan tam o'shanter really suits you.
    Hope you make good use of all those frequent flyer miles you've been clocking up.
    Toodle pip!

  7. Thanks for the ideas! We are adding some bottlebrush for sure :) The new sprinkler system goes in this weekend and next week the reno should be done!

    Stop on by for a visit

  8. Wyatt you are very patient. Mom has the plants she just needs to fight back the weeds.

  9. Wow! I just enjoyed seeing all those beautiful and interesting plants, even though none of them are especially suited to where we live. We just need a way to keep the dandelions out of the garden!


  10. Wow wyatt, all those different plants make me want to go in the backyard and dig up something BOL!

    You are doing a great job with your Friday Gardening tips! I bet the questions keep flowing in!


  11. Wow! great advice maybe our mom should try some indoor plants again, our front yard is really hopeless

    urban hounds

  12. ! love your Friday gardening questions, Wyatt, and you look so handsome in your Scottish cap!

    Love ya lots,

  13. Wyatt!
    I am sure they are very happy with your sugestions!
    Good job!
    Kisses and hugs

  14. We have lots of bottle brushes and stuff that just grows by itself and needs an occasional prune. Roxy is busy turning our garden into a desert.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  15. Wow Wyatt! You sure do get around!!! Great advice!!! We are always amazed at how much you know about gardening!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  16. Wowie..Wyatt you must be worn out with all this advice and trips around the world!
    Sadly we suspect our excavations will not warrant a visit.
    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  17. Hi Wyatt, wow you really got some stamps put in your passport didn't you? While you were in Scotland you should have popped in to see me in Wales, Mum loves to garden but we just have a big patch of grass for me to play, poop and peep on and a patio, we have lots of potted plants but Mum wants to start planting herbs, she has lavender and rosemary already but do you have any tips for what herbs (or pretty plants) thrive in such wet weather?? I love all the photos on the blog today, the plants and flowers are so very pretty but you are the best in your tam! Your rockin the Scots man look! Very cool! I love all of your gardening tips and your knowledge astounded me, I can't believe you know so much! Keep up the good work Wyatt! Love, Licks and Hugs from your Friend Frank x x x x x x