Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday In The Garden With Jonesie


There is so much to do in the garden this time of year.  No time to waste, let's get on with our day!
Figaro is learning so much.  He's becoming quite the quality control expert where boo berries are concerned. 

Here he is making some adjustments to the wires where the grapes are growing.  It's probably going to be a year before they need them, but he wants to make sure everything is ready.

I'm spending time with the herb garden because a certain someone took my favorite snoozing spot...
Yes, Ginger is snoopervising the table grapes, but don't let her fool you.  She was asleep right after mom took this photo and she stayed there ALL DAY! 
Here is one of our mystery flowers.  Dad had to take a cutting to our nearby garden center so they could tell him what it was.  Not even I, Jonesie the MasterGardenCat knew what it was.  Not even Cory the MasterGooglerCat could figure it out either.  Turns out it is a Lysimachia Puntata.

This teensy flower below is a Scarlet Pimpernel.  We had to have help identifying it too! 
Cory has been putting her paw down around here, so I'm including her today. While we are at work in the garden, she is making sure all is well in the house. She snoopervises us from the window.

Dad appreciates all I do to keep things in line in the garden.  I don't want anyone to think I am taken for granted.  I'm richly rewarded with all the belly rubs a garden cat could want.  There's nothing quite like a summer roll in the grass while getting your belly rubbed.

Bliss! 

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28 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

There are quality control people in the garden?! I need that job! Really.

Jacqueline said...

We always enjoy your garden tours and we love how you guys help each other out!...We especially love the purrfect belly shot in your pretty garden, beautiful Jonesie!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Great garden tour! That awesome belly rub is certainly well deserved.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

WOW! Yoo found a geat job for Figaro. I fink a quality control job must be great ~ nibbling the berries to make sure they taste nice, sniffing the cat nip to check its potency etc. Awesome.

Could we see a close-uo pic of the Scarlet Pimpernel please ~ 'cos I am intrigued?

And how did yoo find out the mystery plant was a Lysimachia Puntata? I fink yoo are the best master gardener on the werld Jonesie. Nuff said.

Love Alfie xxx

MoMo said...

You harding working kitties put me to shame.

I have been sleeping under SS's study desk all day as she works. It's been too wet out. Yes, you guessed it, the garden is flooded, again.

the casbah kitten said...

Looks like your garden is doing very well! And you've got a whold crew out there helping!!Our garden has suffered from too much Hot and Dry. And that belly rub......COOL!

Huffle Mawson said...

That first photo of you is wonderful Jonesie!

Brian said...

The garden looks great....must be the green paw crew!

Simba said...

Jonesie, you have assembled quit the gardening team of specialists. Good for you.

AFSS said...

The Lysimachia Puntata is gorgeous. Thanks for the garden tour. You kitties sure do work hard keeping the yard nice for you parents.

The Island Cats said...

Jonesie, your garden is a lot of work. It's good that you have Figaro to help. But it looks like Ginger is just lounging...you aren't gonna get much help out of her!!

Kea said...

It seems like you have some good help, Jonesie, a real team effort on your garden (and indoor snoopervising). Well done to all!

The Monkeys said...

We are glad that Cory is getting some time to snoopervise! We love that Figaro is helping out so much now!

Furkidsmom said...

That was a super tour of your garden. It's nice to see that Figaro has found a way to be helpful too.


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Whiskeratti said...

That is some seriously impressive tummy floof.

AttieCattie said...

you are a real garden pro, jonesie! and it is great you has all that halp from Figaro. even if some people are stealing snoozing spots, MOL.

Noll's Nip said...

Hi friend...today, I posted what I hope to be the first of many Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie gardening posts. Thank you for being such an inspiration :)

TK and Squashies said...

Jonesie I am so impressed with how Figaro is coming along. You are such a pawsome teacher!
And now we knows the flower that the name of the book "Scarlet Pimpernel" comes from. (Is a good bok about spies and stuff!)

Thanks fur sharing your garden wif us Jonesie!
*waves to Cory*

Busby and Raymond said...

Jonesie, it seems as though Figaro is a very good student. We especially like the photo of him checking out the supports for the grapes. Your garden looks pawsome!

The Creek Cats said...

It's so great to see Figaro fitting in so well and helping out in the garden!

Junior and Orion said...

We gotta get us a garden!!!!!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Hi Grete!

Do those khats grow wild in the garden?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

ABBY said...

Now that was a garden tour!

Thank you for the lovely journey through your garden Jonesie.


purrin

xo
Abby

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

MOL - it sounds like Ginger was snoozervising instead of snoopervising! Those are some mysterious plants you've got if even your humans can't ID them without help! That means extra managerial chores for you guys, to overcome any human failings. Gardens are such hard work.

Au and Target said...

You are so lucky to have a garden - and tummy rubs!!!!

Cat said...

Hi Jonesie, I have joined your Society of Feline Gardners today :-)

My but you kitties are busy, especially Figaro involved in both quality control AND fence mending!

Ayla and Iza, said...

We are VERY impressed with Figaro helpin wif the wires...

Ayla and Iza, said...

It is allus good having places prepared for next year's plants!

An that is ONE floofy tummy!