Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday In The Garden With Jonesie

Meow!  This sure is a busy time in the garden.  I have to multitask to get it all done.  There are flowers blooming, baby vegetables growing and yard projects to snoopervise.

I'm very excited to see the little baby vegetables that mom is growing from seed.  I had to watch her put the seeds in the ground because my paws can't handle the itsy bitsy seeds.  Once they are in the ground it's my job to watch over them and keep them safe.
We have columbine growing near our poppies.  It's growing all over our yard in all sorts of colors!

You can see our rhododendron in bloom behind me as I make my way to the big construction project.

Dad has been working on the patio area for 2 years now.  I know he's kinda slow, but he does most of the work himself, with a bit of help from me and a strong friend or 2.  He had to dig up a pipe before he could put gravel down.
Now that the gravel is in, we have to wait for the stone to be delivered so I can help dad put them all in place.  One by one. 
It's important to celebrate as you complete each phase of the project.  Rolling and entertaining your humans as they work in the yard helps keep them going.  I recommend doing this as often as possible.

31 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom says she rekhognises that kholour poppy!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You have a tummy that just needs to be wubbled my dear.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Celebrating is always important! I think rolling in the dirt is great--but it would be better if you had a little ham too.

Simba said...

I am sure the patio will be made much better by the facr that you are rolling and encouraging your Dad. Love those baby veggies!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Jonesie,

Yoo are such an inspirashun to me. I like to roll abowt owtside and be entertaining ~ but I hadn't realised how helpful it was to my beans. Now I shall do it more.

Our rhododendrons are still in bud ~ but abowt to break into bloom. I hope to show yoo later. But our Wysteria is nearly over already and lots of other flowers are in full bloom here.

Please tell yoor dad that I fink he is doing an awesome job ~ it's best to offer them encouragement or they go all hopeless and give up ~ then yoo get left wiv a pile of bricks and no catio!!!

Love Alfie Marshall xx

Purrfect Haven said...

We agree that building ones own patio shows talent! We loved the garden and would adore rolling in it ourselves! Love Darcy and Bingley xx

Au and Target said...

You're a sterling worker, Jonesie. I hope you are paid in rich ham and chicken treats?

the casbah kitten said...

Jonesie, Your rhody is BEAUTIFUL!! We hope ours blooms like that someday ('cept ours is white). And Momma was relieved to hear that your patio has been in progress for a couple of years. Sometimes she feels like things are going too slowly here but now she can relax as she's not alone.

DailyGs said...

We are always all for celebrating, Jonesie! Your Dad is one hard-working dude! Your Mom and Dad are SO lucky to have you lending a helping paw!

PS. Hi, Cory! xo♥

Brian said...

You sure have one of the best gardens ever!

Alasandra said...

WE love Columbine. We are hoping that If Mommy plants ours in the yard it will stick around.

We can't wait to see the completed patio area. ~AFSS

Forever Foster said...

You are doing such a beautiful job, Miss Jonesie. Your garden looks like such a lovely spot for a roll :)

Ariel said...

You have a very beautiful garden.

Kea said...

Excellent work in your garden, Jonesie! Patio-building does take time; we'll look forward to seeing the completed project!

Busby and Raymond said...

Your garden looks great Jonesie! We have been having chilly weather which is not helping our veggies at all. That Columbine and the Rhody are gorgeous.
It's good that you keep your human's spirits up by rolling in the grass. That patio is ocming along nicely. xoxo

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

Your garden is looking fabulous again, Jonesie! It's going to be wonderful when the patio is finished. We're still finishing off the house (but we have to sell in the next 3 months!) so we know how your dad feels!

Jacqueline said...

You're doing a great job as always, Jonesie; everything is looking wonderful in your garden...We love the celebrating photo the best!...kisses sweet girl...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katnip Lounge said...

Jonsie!
You are a fabulous supervisor--you keep track of so many projects at one time.
The Baby is going to tell Daddy about the rolling. That's what she does when she bolts out the door...it's just encouragement for Daddy's gardening efforts. Preferably in the dry red dirt.

Junior and Orion said...

My gooodness Jonesie! Where do you find the time to do all that stuff??? We don't know how you do it all, but you do a great job!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Lots of hard work and lots of great advice, Jonesie!

The Island Cats said...

Jonesie, we are so impressed with how hard you work in your garden!! You deserve that roll in the grass!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

You sure are one heckuva gardener! That is FER SURE! Once your whole yard is all done, you're gonna have to throw a huge BBQ bash!

CCL Wendy said...

Ah, Jonesie, you never cease to amaze me with all your different gardening talents. Not only are you great at guarding the growing plants and flowers, but you do stonework and a side show, too!

Dante could certainly learn something from you. He has his paws full with fertilizing and chasing squirrels out of the garden.

The Paw Relations said...

You have a lot going on in your garden! How do you get it all done?

meowmeowmans said...

The garden looks fantastic, Jonesie! We love the celebration roll at the end of the post, too! :)

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Your garden looks wonderful Jonesie! I hope you are getting lots of praise for all your hard work! I bet that patio was of your design!

The Creek Cats said...

The columbine is beautiful! We used to have it at our old house. Need to get some for here.

Azreen Sulaiman said...

Your mom is doing such an amazing job! Your garden looks gorgeous and the grass is so green and inviting. Maybe we'll come crash one day ;P

Love,
Kenzo & Azreen

Furkidsmom said...

Your doing a great job in your garden! Mom's columbine plants are still alive (that's amazing) but no flowers yet.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Ayla and Iza, said...

Ooh, we got those columbines too. We gots Draganfly hybrids and Winky Dots. They are both nice.

Yer veggie garden looks great. Ours is kinda scatterred around. Flowers "here", veggies "there. And some in long rows. We think it is real unorganized, but TBT seems ta know where everything is and he seems happy...

MoMo said...

What a wonderful yard you have! Nothing much is happening here, although I might have something next week to show.