Thursday, April 21, 2011

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie


::3 paw taps::

Welcome back to my garden.  The work is starting to really pick up around here. After a very slow start to spring, with cold temperatures and never ending rain, we finally got a break this past weekend.  It even warmed up into the low 60's!

Dad had a big project going and he needed my help.  He wanted to put some sod over a patch of non-grass that was just weeds and stuff.  I tried to help him figure out exactly how much sod to buy, but for some reason he didn't listen to me.
He dug out the area and put the rolls of sod nearby.  Once down he asked that I paw over it to make sure it was all patted down nice and firm.  That's an important step in the process and you don't want to miss it.

Once dad had the sod in, I walked the perimeter to show him that he messed up.  He didn't have quite enough sod.  He made some excuse about putting grass seed in the peat moss to "blend" it in with the existing grass.  I'm not sure I agree with this plan.

We'll have to see in a couple of weeks how it all works out.  Baby grass might be fun to watch grow. 

I have so many other parts of the garden to snoopervise that I really shouldn't concern myself with a few blades of grass.

Mom's favorite daisies are just starting to bloom!

The magnolia tree has blossoms just waiting to pop!

The wild bleeding heart is more purple this year.  Last year it was kind of pink.  Purple makes me purr.

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24 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a great job. Did you know that they are saying some areas around here might get some snow?!

Furkidsmom said...

You're a big help to your Dad. We wonder if that new grass will be tasty?

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

::3 paw tapz::

Yes, I certainly agree wit you, thins have been picking up,,, now if we could getz da rain to go away.......
What a great job you did patting da grass down, those beanz nefer listen.....
Ohhh,,, I luvz purple too,maybe we will have purple bleeding heartz too ^..^ ( my necklace iz purple :))
Happy Gardening ~
Purrz ~ Ana

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Even off to a late start, things look good! Well, except for the grass, we will have to see on that...

Just wait 'til you see what I have to say about the whole gardening thing this week.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

::3 paw taps::

Hi Jonesie! Yoor dad should have listened to yoo, for sure! Efurrybuddy can see there isn't enuff "sod".

BTW ... (tee hee)... I just thought I'd let yoo know that in the UK, although the term "sod" may be used to mean turf grown and cut specifically for the establishment of lawns, such material is more usually known as "turf". The reason being that the term "sod" is a NORTY word that is usually used in an offensive way to describe norty people. Example: He is a right sod!

I'm not usually allowed to swear but since I used "sod" as part of explanation into the use of English, Mom said it was OK. (Tee hee).

Yoor flowers are beautiful.

Love Alfie xx

MoMo said...

::3 paw taps::

wow, your parents have done heaps in the garden. Looking good!!!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Purple makes us purr too. Your flowers are lovely, we don't know anything about sod and 60 is so COLD. Come visit us and enjoy some nice warm weather it'll be at least 80.

Mariodacat said...

What a lovely garden you have. You take such good care of it too. I'm sure all your supervising is what made it so.

The Monkeys said...

Your garden is coming along nicely, Jonesie! We also agree that your Dad should have listened to you!

Kea said...

Things are looking great in your garden, Jonesie! We're not sure about the grass seed versus sod, either. Couldn't your dad have sown catnip seeds? Because you can never have too much catnip!

-Fuzzy Tales

Cat said...

Your garden is looking very neat and tidy Jonesie, I can tell you have been working hard! We are still waiting for temps to climb here and some sun to come out.

SuziQCat said...

Jonesie your garden is looking great! We can't wait to see how that grass project turns out.

Brian said...

Impressive as always, your green paw is amazing!

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Is that a Saucer Magnolia, Jonesie? We have 2 of them and they are spectacular in years when they bloom. Every few years (like this year) a late frost kills the buds!

Katnip Lounge said...

Compared to our garden, yours looks so LUSH! All the green everywhere. Baby grass is so tasty, you are going to have a lot to eat, like a cow or something!

Do you need some more dirt-trampling Cats? Cuz we'd be happy to help!

Carolyon said...

Your garden is coming alone nicely Jonesie! All your hard work is starting to pay off!

The Island Cats said...

Wow! Things are really starting to look good, Jonesie....'cept for that sod job...heehee!

ABBY said...

JOnesie
Our Daddy has resodded our yard a few times and we know how hard that is...whew you worked your paws to the bone.
Oh your gardens are looking so beautiful.

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

Derby, Ducky said...

Jonesie you do such good work. We had a hard day snoopervising the help do mum's garden. And she wasn't here!

Ariel said...

You and your dad did a great job.Your garden is very beautiful :)

Huffle Mawson said...

One day your dad will realise he should always listen to you Jonesie!

The Creek Cats said...

What a great banner!

Happy Easter, friends!

Tristan and Crikey said...

What a lovely garden you have!
Thank you so much for your kindness during Tristan's illness and blindness. We love you:)

Mr Puddy said...

I just want to stop by to say...Happy Hoppy Easter to all
Have a great fun with your family : )
xoxox