Terrier Woody

Terrier Woody

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gardening around the Globe!

This week, we have many wonderful gardening questions coming from around the globe. With a watering can in one paw...Here I come to help!!


Our first question this week, is from Frank in Wales.....

Dear Wyatt-

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?? 


 Love, Licks and Hugs from your Friend Frank x x x x x x


Frank-


You have come to the right place for questions about plants for wet weather...we know about wet weather!! Most of the hardy herbs will come back each year...Chives, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, Mint. But, tender herbs like Basil and Cilantro need to be planted each year like an annual. Here are some additional water loving perennials you might try!
Carex 'Bowles Golden'

Dicentra 'Bleeding Hearts'

Siberian Iris




Our second question this week is from Asta in Budapest....


Dear Wyatt-


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 ASTA


Asta,


Oh, the beautiful window boxes of Europe! The ones mom remembers, were filled with bright Geraniums. For a different color splash, you might try trailing 'Wave' petunias or nasturtiums.
And YES the sunny side would be perfect for your herbs. Trailing Rosemary is pretty and tasty. You will also need some Thyme and Chives for all your mom's wonderful recipes!
Wave Petunias

What's for dinner?





We have some pals on facebook who have gardening questions too! 


Judy and her Airedale 'Duncan' ask...
Well, we live in Oregon, very close to you, Wyatt. Duncan wants to know what to plant for his shade garden. Something that is tolerant of Airedale paws and jaws. We have Hosta that is doing well but Duncan didn't care much for the Dogwood Twig bush I had planted a couple years ago, he uprooted it last fall. Suggestions?

Duncan,


Here's some 'Airedale Proof' shade loving plants for our area!!

Hydrangea 'Buttons and Bow'

Alchemilla 'Lady's Mantle'


Joyce and her Airedale 'Madeleine' ask...
We need shade suggestions too ! We have Sweet William, different species of Hostas , Lily of the Valley and Columbine.
                                                                                                                                                              Hi Maddie !!
I just adore foxgloves...I picked these for you :D

  • I also like all the different colored Heucheras for shade gardens.
    They look super in mixed pots as well!


    See you next week, with miles of smiles and gardening too! 
    Can you dig it!?!


    Wyatt

19 comments:

  1. Hi Wyatt, I think we can use those Welsh tips too.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  2. Great post! I love the shade garden ideas!

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  3. What great suggestions! Luv all the color and herbs for food? Oh yeah I'm there :)

    So cool you can help peeps and their pups with ideas no matter where they live! Bravo! :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  4. Wyatt you do an amazing job. You know EVERYTHINGY about growing EVERYTHINGY... EVERYWHERE. Beautiful post buddy.

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  5. Great site, thank you.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Dang Wyatt, you always has da answers to EVERYTHING! I really likes da window box ideas furs Asta's new home.
    We has some of them wave petunias and they really looks luverly.
    Oh and how my mum loooooves Foxgloves but we ain't gots none....sigh.

    Can you just make a house call and revamp our whole place?

    Puddles

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  7. Brilliant as always Wyatt.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  8. You are a gardening genius! My assistant loves bleeding hearts and Iris!

    Your pal, Pip

    P.S.: Love your new logo!

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  9. Great tips, Wyatt. Mom has been wanting to find some of those Siberian Irises. But she isn't sure we would let them grow. One of these years she figures we will start to let "her garden grow".

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  10. Wow thanks Wyatt for the brilliant advice! Mum loves all your ideas, she never thought of chives and she loves the bleeding hearts, they are beautiful and the bowles golden will look really nice and quite tropical, Mum says a huge thank you and thanks to you we will have a trip to our local garden centre next week to pick up some herbs and new pots! I'm so excited! I love to help Mum dig in the garden, one last question, are any of the herbs toxic to us dogs? Love, Licks and Hugs From your Friend Frank x x x x c

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  11. Sweet Wyatt
    Thank yoo so vewy much fow all those infowmations..i love how you illustwated yoow advice..mommi and I will go look fow those bootiful flowews and ewbies and twy to make nice window boxes wif yoow help
    Yoo awe a soopew hewo bootifying the whole wowld one watewing can at a time
    Smoochie kisses to you Stanzie and yoow Mom
    Asta

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  12. Thanks for the tips Wyatt, with all the rain we have been having might have to ask you about bog plants!! at this rate the fish will be swimming on the patio!

    Tell Stanzie I trust her, sorry not been intouch but I think of her offen
    Love and Hugs George xxx

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  13. You do such a great job at this, Wyatt! We love your garden questions and answers on a Friday!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  14. Wyatt, you look good in your world picture!

    thanks again for all the tips
    Violet and peeps

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  15. You had answers for everyone around the world!
    Pawesome job!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  16. What great friends!
    Happy Cinco de Mayo! woo woo woo!

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  17. Wow, you've been busy Wyatt! Mom went away for a couple of weeks and came home to all those pretty flowers too. I did like that hydrangea...very pretty!

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  18. That item on the bottom shelf in my showcase is a Airedale hanger.
    Thanks so much for stopping in.

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  19. Mama loves her window boxes full of herbs - and it's so handy to just reach out and snip a few off! And man alive! Are they tasty!

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