Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie

I love springtime in the garden. It seems like the garden is all brown and moss green, and then in an instant, all the colors start coming out. I'm still enjoying the yellow of the daffodils. The raised beds are still brown with dirt, but within a couple of months we'll have activity there too! Some of mom's favorite flowers are this daisy patch. The first blossoms appeared this past weekend and we wanted to celebrate! There are also wild bleeding heart plants in this same patch.
The blossoms on the apple tree are also making an appearance. Everything is starting to smell good too!
Here I am inspecting the first blossoms on our Rhododendron bushes. They'll be full of color soon! This is so exciting!
This spring dad finally got some help and now our grape is all trellised and ready to do well vs. being a mess like it has been for years! What was so interesting to me is that the wire they have securing it all is awesome for scratching your face! What a great discovery. I love my garden!
I had a great weekend in the garden. The weather stayed nice for several days but as of Wednesday it turned colder...and on Tuesday night I started favoring my right front paw. I got hauled off to the v-e-t faster than Cory will eat a piece of cheese. They say it's my elbow and I probably over did it or something like that. I'm now banished to the inside until I show improvement. It's springtime. I have work to do...I can't snoopervise if I'm inside!

20 comments:

PinkynAsh said...

Thank you for walking us through your garden Jonesie.

Cliff and Olivia said...

You got apple tree blossoms already. Wow.

Cat Street Boyz said...

Gee, the only stuff blooming is the Bradford pear trees and dandy lions! You look happy sunning yourself....We are planting rose bushes and grapevines this week and the beans are going to a bamboo farm!=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

Cat with a garden said...

Oh Jonesie, working in the garden is very strainful! We overdo it too sometimes. With a little rest you should be okay and you will be amazed that the things actually grow without one inspecting them... hahahaha.
Thank you for voting! It's really time for the Big Fuss, but mom says I have to win with CB suppawt exclusively. Sigh. We didn't know that the common name for the yellow Doronicum grandiflorum is Daisy in English. It's completely different here. Mom doesn't have it as it always gets killed by slugs... She's trying to train us to get at the slugs, but... eeeewww... what is she thinking?
Purrs and get well soon!
Siena

Forever Foster said...

Jonesie, we hope your elbow is feeling better already! It must be all that wonderful work you are doing. Boy is it paying off! You have a beautiful garden.

milocat said...

Jonesie, we just love Thursday in the garden wiv you so please be sure and rest that poorly paw - so you can get back to the garden pronto.

Quicker than Cory could eat cheese? We suspect that's pretty darn quick! Tee hee! We love cheese too. And alfie can gobble at the speed of light - it doesn't touch the sides and then he burps! Hahahahaha! And Mom always says: ALFIE!

The Island Cats said...

Everything is blooming, Jonesie! It's beginning to look really good! We're sorry you overdid it snoopervising, though...we hope you can get some rest and then back out there again!

Parker said...

It's probably gardening elbow! I hope you feel better soon!

The Creek Cats said...

Mom loves bleeding heart!
Sorry to hear you have a hurty elbow. Hopefully it will get all better soon so you can get back to work in the garden!

pughy said...

Thank you for the tour of your lovely garden. I love it. Love the piture of you sitting on the wall. Very regal.

Hugs GJ xx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You have a lovely garden to oversee. I think there will be work in ours this weekend.

Daisy said...

Oh Jonesie, you might have gotten Gardening Elbow! I hope it feels better soon!

Junior and Orion said...

Jonesie...those are all very lovely. And we are glad you snoopervise and reconnoiter so well, but you must take care of yourself.

Tuck said...

Oh no! I hope you are feeling better soon! That garden is way too pretty to look at from inside!

Shelly said...

Thanks for the tour of the garden! You have such pretty flowers. I love the yellow daisies. Sorry to hear about the sore elbow....you haven't been digging in those raised beds, have you? Get better soon so you can keep that garden in order!

DEBRA said...

You have such a wonderful garden!

purrs
Abby

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Oh Jonesie,your garden looks so nice!!! We are about a month behind, and our flowers are sending up nice shoots!!! We are also happy the grass is out!!! It tastes yummy :) Yup!! Spring is magical!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie
PeeEss: Thanks for the healing purrs :) The Vet says things are in early stages . I am hopeful.

Jasmim said...

Each day that goes on your garden is more beautiful!

Jas & Gi

Sweet Praline said...

I just love springtime!

Fluffy and Bonkers said...

What a pretty garden to play in! Hopefully your elbow gets better so you can enjoy spring!