Thursday, May 19, 2011

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie

::3 paw taps::

Welcome back to my garden!  Our weather has started to get a bit nicer, but we are still having way too much rain for my liking.  I get out when I can, but I'm starting to get sick of muddy paws and soggy fur.  It's May and I should be rolling in the sunbeams. 

Some of the grape plants I helped plant last year didn't make it.  Dad went to the garden center to get replacement grapes.  I'm checking out each and every one of my plants to make sure they all make it this year.

We have 24 plants, some red and some white.  Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.  Mom says we'll have to wait for several years before we get any grapes to make wine, but I'm a patient cat.  As long as they name the wine after me!

Jonesie's Private Estate Reserve

It has a nice sound to it.
With my picture on the label of course.

I went to the local farmers market last weekend and visited with my good furriend  Bonnie.  Bonnie is an awesome gardener like me and she has a business, Celilo Gardens.  We compared tips on growing tasty catnip and shared our hopes that the sun would come out and stop raining on us. 

I'm thinking I need a sign like this for my garden posts!!!

Please leave a link!


Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

::3 paw tapz ::
We jus tried linkin up 2x put Mr.Linkie didn't let us????? :(((
Anyway..... We can't believez you makin wine ,,,, Wow! We could nefur do dat here .... da birdz would eat all da grapez ^..^ You are jus so Talented....
We like da sign too ^..^

we check back later to see what'z goin on wit Mr. Linkie....
Happy Gardening ~

Gemini and Ichiro said...

We lost several of our plants too--although not grapes. I think they just go too soggy.

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

We are glad ya are gettin outside, cuz we arent. It has been rainin here for days. We hoe Iza gets a shot at the outside in a break between rain so she can post a garden tour. But we arent sure.


Cory said...

I tested the linky for Jonesie and it worked!



Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Good it'z up ^..^ came back to check
Purrz ~

Quill and Greyson said...

Looking good!!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Um, do you guys stomp the grapes? We're jus askin cuz TBT hopes ya cleaned yer paws after visitin the litter box. He drinks wine.

Raymond and Busby said...

Too much rain is our complaint too, Jonesie. And below normal temps too. Where is the sun?

Summer at said...

Jonesie, I wish one of the gardening kitties would grow some valerian! It's like wine for kitties!

Karen Jo said...

Growing wine grapes sounds exciting. I wish you would send us some of your rain. It's been very dry here. We got a tiny bit tonight, but we need lots more.

Karen Jo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Cory and Ellie!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

::3 paw taps::

Hi Jonesie! OMC! Yoor OWN wine? And wiv a pic of yoo on the label? It's sure to be a best seller. PAWESOME!

I LOVE the garden sign ~ I'd like one of those too. Maybe we could collaborate? I'll get dad to make one (courtesy of photoshop)and then I'll send yoo a copy!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Love Alfie xx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OMC! Happy Gotcha Day to Cory and Ellie too! Purrs.

Cat said...

So!! You are going not just for having a wine named after you, but THE WHOLE VINEYARD!! Think high!! We hope you get your wish! We have grape vines, too, but none worth making wine with though Mom did make some JAM with some of our grapes last year...nope, not jelly, but jam...think and opaque...had quite a zing and Dad loved it, but not us!! Purrs, Lautrec, Tiny and daWoodDawg

Purrfect Haven said...

you have such a lovely garden and must be deservedly proud. We enjoyed visiting the famers market with you too.Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

Mr Puddy said...

Sound Great for me...Name of the wine " Jonesie " : )
and I'm dying to know the tip how to grow tasty nip !

And Happy Gotcha Day Cory and Ellie !!!

Jacqueline said...

Fun gardening post, lovely Jonesie; we are very impressed with your plans for your own wine label=that is too cool!...Happy Gotcha Day to gorgeous Ellie and Cory!!...We hope you beautiful girls enjoy a wonderful day of celebration filled with lots of extra cuddles and treats...kisses, sweet friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki
PS...Adorable post for Mancat Monday=we're hoping precious Ellie and Nigel will start dating=what a great couple :)

Teddy Westlife said...

That would make a great name for wine!

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Jonesie? Could you please send some of that rain over this way? We could really use some.

The Chans

The Island Cats said...

Jonesie, it's been raining waaaay too much here too!! This weather is only good if you're a duck!!

Mom says she would try your wine for sure...but then, she'd drink anything! (Oh did we say that??? Heehee!)

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Jonesie, we think that would be a purrfect name for the wine! We also want the rain to stop ... we've had a lot here too.

Happy Happy Gotcha Day Cory and Ellie, we are soooo glad you have such a wonderful forever home! We hope you get lots of lovin' and lots of treats on your special day!

Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Cory and Ellie!

Wow, your own wine label. That would be so pawsome, Jonesie. Even with all the rain, things are looking good! Our "crop" is moss right now, it's been so cool and rainy! :-P

Cat said...

Oh Jonesie we know what you mean about being soggy, the rain will just not stop here!!! I think having a wine named after you is fantastic with of course a close up pic of your beautiful self on the label :-)

meowmeowmans said...

Hi Jonesie!

Sorry you've been getting so much rain there ... hope things dry out a bit.

Your own wine, with your own label? That would be so cool!

Happy Gotcha day to Cory and Ellie! :)

Unknown said...

Jonesie Wine - Hmmm, we has 2 new grape plants in our yard, I wonder if Mommy and Daddy would make Nellie wine or CFH Whine!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Is it Cory and Ellie's gotcha day and I almost missed it? I have cheese!

Forty Paws said...

Happy Gotcha Day Cory and Ellie!

We think you need a sign too Jonesie!

Luf, Us

The Florida Furkids said...

Where do we sign up for the Jonesie's Private Estate Reserve? Sounds good to us!!

Happy Gotcha Day to Ellie and Cory!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Bummer about the grape plants! We think the wine should be named after you too, and your picture on the bottle would be purrfect!

Yep, we have more rain here! Meowm swears that her toes are becoming webbed!

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

And Happy Gotcha Day to Cory and Ellie!!!

SuziQCat said...

Your garden is looking great Jonsie! We have been having a lot of rain too...we feel your pain, and soggy paws!

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

::3 paw tapz::
We 'z back AGAIN!!
dis time to Wish Ellie & Cory a Happy Gotcha Day ~ ^..^
Hope it'z filled wit lotz of Treatz!!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Jonesie, you are a poster kitty for hard work and gardening. We salute you.

And Happy Gotcha Day to Cory and Ellie.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ellie & Cory! Hey, I like the name of that wine!!!

Ariel said...

Your own wine with your photo sounds fabulous :)

CCL Wendy said...

Sorry to hear that you lost a lot of your grape plants, but now you get to help the new ones grow -- and purrhaps become even more famous in the PURRocess!

Just make sure they're not sour grapes -- nobody like those!

Even when you're a Master Gardener, there are always new things to learn -- it's a continuing process. This is a good lesson for all those other feline gardeners out there to learn! You're a wonderful example, Jonesie!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Ellie and Cory! Um, we don't drink wine but we think our mom would like some of "Jonsie's Private Estate Reserve" Pinot Noir...she seems to like drinking dat stuff.


Oooo Jonesie has a vinyard!
Not just a garden.
We are furry impressed!


Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ellie and Cory!!! Yay!

Noll's Nip said...

I like the name of your future wine ;)