8.18.2011

Thursday in the Garden

::meowwwww::
Hi kitties, it's gardening day so I thought I would show you the expansion of our little urban garden.  We had a small patch of grass at the front of our house which wasn't doing very well so we decided to rip it all out and make the entire area a garden.  We already had some plantings up by the porch and down by the sidewalk but we needed to fill in the middle.  We've added purple liatris, lavender, yellow day lilies, bee balm, lambs ears, coreopsis, delphinium and a few others that I've already forgotten the names of...oops I never save the tags they come with!  Several bags of black wood chips were the finishing touch and I am very pleased with the results :-)
New front garden

Delphinium

Rose Campion

Bee Balm with butterfly :-)
Moonbeam Coreopsis
Did I mention Casper supervised?
Let's keep these hostas mum :--)

33 comments:

Forever Foster said...

What a lovely garden. And how nice to have a butterfly come visit :)

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

WOW! What a lovely job you did replanting your garden. it looks awesome. And we love the pic wiv the butterfly on the flower ~ so pretty.

Mr Puddy said...

Wow ! Your garden is so lovely !!! and lots of pretty flowers !
Mom love Rose Campion in your garden, lovely color
Thanks for the wonderful garden tour, We love it : )
xox

Simba said...

The garden looks great! We especially like the butterfly on the bee balm. We grew bee balm in pots for a couple of years on our deck, to attract hummingbirds, but it always developed a fungus which was ugly. We think it doesn't do so well in a pot. Or had too much shade.

Anonymous said...

Looking good kittie cats!
Gillian

Hannah and Lucy said...

You garden s very pretty - how useful to have so many "green" paws to help with the planting!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

LP said...

It looks great Cat! I love the idea of black wood chips-it makes for a nice finish.I think I'll look into that for our new flower beds! :)Also will look into getting a bee balm plant. I love the idea that it would attract butterflies!! I have so much to learn about gardening. So exciting!! Great job , you must be thrilled! :)

the critters in The Cottage

Madi and Mom said...

Well Done!! I love the moonbeam flowers.
You and Robert have planned and planted a beautiful urban garden.

I agree with Robert JD's music is good traveling music.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Rene said...

Wow, that's a lot of planting, but it all looks wonderful! I love bee balm especially.

Purrfect Haven said...

that is a stunning patch - small certainly can be beautiful! Love Darcy and Bingley xx

catfromhell said...

Great looking garden! So much nicer than grass. Cinnamon thought our bee balm was rather tasty.
Kisses
Nellie

Deven said...

It Just looks lovely. How nice to have all those paws to help!

The Very Best Cats said...

Good job. It looks like a lot of work but I bet all you kitties helped your Mom with the planting.
It looks marvelous!

Brian said...

Everything looks so nice, nice, nice!

Marg said...

Wow, that really looks good. You did a great job. What fun to have a little garden like that. We don't have but one flower here because of the heat and the no rain. Some of the trees are even dying. Take care.

ABBY said...

Casper
We can see you approve and your Mom's garden is stunning.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh Casper..I am just so jellus. My mommy finks you are adorable!!!

Daisy said...

Such a pretty garden! I'll bet tiny garden fairies live in there.

The Island Cats said...

Your garden is beautiful!!

Cara n Crew said...

Very beautiful! All of the flowers are so pretty.

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

your garden is gorgeous and the last photo is my fave!

Cory said...

Casper you are doing a magnificent job of snoopervising! You are such a wonderful representative of the Society of Feline Gardeners!

Purrs,

Jonesie

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Lovely butterfly! Good job snoopervising Casper!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Gosh, the expansion of your urban garden is so beautiful!!! Our Momma wishes she could have a garden, but it is all rock landscaping here, so her hanging impatiens on the deck are all she has, hee hee!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

=^..^= said...

Gorgeous garden!!! (Psst... Where do you bury your poop?)

~Slash & Bronzy

oliverandruby said...

Yoor garden looks byootiful! Oliver, Ruby and Rose x

GRAÇA said...

Are all very beautiful! but I'm still very sad, my whiskers are all day with many tears, my namogadinho is a star and I've got one star only mine, but have you here more perfectly close to me ...
Good weekend
Ronrons Girlfriend
kika

Mama Bear said...

The garden looks very inviting..and I really like the purple touches. We have lambs ear (I love the soft "fur" and the little purple flowers) but we found it became invasive if we weren't diligent enough in keeping it contained. We also added cat mint (nepeta) - little purple flowers, nice trailing habit and apparently tastes great for our cats. It grows well here in Manitoba so likely does even better in Ontario.

Tamago said...

Your garden looks so lovely!! We keep tags with plants so that we know what they are. But I think the garden looks prettier without these tags :-)

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Casper, your garden looks very nice. We loves the Delphinium and the Bee Balm. Very nice job of snoopervising.


PS From your Mouse, I am sending you an email inviting you to escort me to the Pawm.

meowmeowmans said...

Wow! Your garden looks amazing! You have done such a wonderful job. Great job snoopervising, Casper! :)

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

I just love Casper and his blue eyes! His such a beauty! In my garden grows Bee Balm too. I make tea out of its flowers, with a splash of lemon it's delicious.
Have a nice Sunday
Alex

Mathias said...

Lovely garden! :)