Monday, October 27, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Have A Great Weekend!


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And remember to click the pic to enlarge!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Friday

Mistress MJ will be with you once she's had a good night's sleep, her morning coffee, and she's scrubbed all over...


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Update

By now, you've all heard the news.

Thanks so much to those of you who emailed. Rather than responding to you all individually, this post will let you know that I'm safe.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Crafting With Cookie's Colon

We are gathered in the Infomaniac Crafts Room to decide what to create from the 2 feet of colon that Cookie had removed.



I was inspired when I saw British Jon's comment over at Cookie's place.

Jon says, "I hope you ask to save that last two-foot of material to make into opera gloves!"

So, let's hear your ideas, Bitches.

Cookie's Colon

Cookie is having his sex change operation, two feet of colon removed today.



He hopes to return to blogging in a week or so. In the meantime, click here to send him your best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Friday, October 17, 2014

YOUR GARDEN PHOTOS!

We take great pride in presenting the FOURTH ANNUAL INFOMANIAC GARDEN PHOTOS EVENT!

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You each deserve a rose.

Now let's get started. Some photos may enlarge if you click on them.

LX:
Any more, my gardening efforts center around buying fresh cat grass for the kitties!
Did I win yet?


MISS SCARLET:
My big pink bush!...

I took this picture in Spring in readiness for The Great Infomaniac Gardening Show... sadly it is now Autumn and my bush is now looking the worse for the weather. Wilted and less than spectacular. Ha! This could be my life story. :)


MR. DeVICE:
As last year's Pot Plot just outside the back door got turned into a more commodious seating area, I re-homed a lot of the potted plants into the borders (after I'd reshaped them, that is - the borders, not the plants). So here they are as of June.

The left-hand border includes foxgloves, acquilegias, delphiniums, verbena, veronica, gaura, climbing roses, cat mint, buddleia and a grape vine...


At the back are more foxgloves and aquilegias, plus hostas, astilbes and a rheum palmatum...


In the right-hand border are even more foxgloves, aquilegia, gaura and cat mint, along with penstemon, heuchera, cleome, agapanthus, box and lavender...


The final - and more recent - photo is of my little Japanese-style garden that I managed to squeeze in between the ex-Pot Plot and the garden proper...


MAGO:
Plant A has made it. As expected. Tough little bahsted. I should perhaps stuff some earth in its cup as a reward since I can lift it all out without any crumbs left behind...


Plant B - strong as ever. Even this white mouldish stuff vanished ; nothing fell off for some time ; order is restored. The background? Some curtains here. Move on...



Introducing "jeffg166," an Infomaniac reader:
Bloodroots: first thing up in Spring...


Camomille given to me by a friend 17 years ago. He died ten years ago. I never plant this it reseeds every year somewhere in the yard. Just letting me know he's still around...


Flying saucer morning glories. My favorite variety...


Flying saucer morning glories closeup Mr. Demille...



GROUCHY:
My garden of Pink Bromeliad surrounded by rain lilies. The Bromeliad is planted in its own pot and has done very well for three months...


When I am not busy gardening, I enjoy strolling around the lush, tropical  gardens at Condom World...


MR. PEENEE:
"jardin d'penee"
I was distracted and missed out on pictures of the yard in the spring when everything was blooming. This is from the terribly drought ravaged July we had...


NORMA:
Here's the tree peony, planted above the late "Bella."


And here's Bella...


Another fancy peony for Bella...


Happily, not all the corgis here are dead! (but all those tulips are!)


And a deer, passing through, who took one look at our garden and "hocked a louie." (We don't say "loogie" in Boston) ..





THOM:
I wasn't able to devote as much time and energy to gardening as I would've liked to, so it was all sort of wild and weedy. None the less, here are a few photos from earlier this year, plus some cut flowers from the garden for good measure...













MISTRESS MADDIE:
I have two submissions for your tour of my lovely Casa du Borghese. You will have to forgive the grounds right now dear, with all my traveling and houseboys hit or miss, the gardens were looking a bit shabby...


My apologies. And as one can see, my peacock and peacunt were running amuck...


And no cut flowers or foliage indoors at the moment except for these........... I guess they got too close to the road."...

My real gardens are all but wilted.......damn cold is a comin'.

BRITISH JON:  
Our year has been one of change. From happy beginnings in Spring, our plans for getting the gardens at Dolores Delargo Towers looking the best they'd ever been were in full sway, starting with the Spring window box...


Another spring joy - in addition to the daffodils, bluebells, fritillaria, tulips and aquilegias, was the brand new (to our garden) Anemone de Caen...


We started to go a bit mad on acquisitions for the summer to come, including Veronica spicata, dahlias, various alliums, Brodiaea, petunias, Oxalis, and looked on proudly at the delphiniums, poppies and the myriad pots (fuchsias, osteospermums, Asarina, lilies and all) - and then the bomb-shell was dropped! Our "housemate" pulled the plug on the whole thing by refusing to renew the lease, and we were faced with the prospect of moving all this lot to a new home...



Which we did (although we were extremely sad to say goodbye to our jet-black hollyhock...


With a lot of hard work and effort, we've made a start on getting the new place in some semblance of order...




But the hard work will pay off, and we'll have a fab show next year!

PS, the greatest joy of all this year was when - after eighteen years, our Cymbidium orchid finally flowered...



And finally, a corner of Mistress MJ's colossal Coleus with special guest...



THE END


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We wish to thank all the Infomaniac Bitches who participated in 2014’s garden photos EVENT (this is not a contest.) As you know, this has become an annual event here on Infomaniac so remember to GET GROWING in 2015!