Thursday, August 11, 2011

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie


Welcome back to my garden!

We've been having issues with our corn this year.  For the past couple of years, the corn has been wonderful.  This year there is only one ear per stalk and they keep falling down.  Mom tried to blame the raccoons, but I think the corn might be doing it to itself.  I investigated with dad's help.

I stayed close as dad staked up the little stalks to give them a fighting chance.  It won't be long until we can eat them so we aren't giving up!

As a garden cat I know that you must be patient and give your vegetables all the help they can get.   I can't hold them up with my paws so dad has to intervene with some stakes and some string.
Meanwhile the flowers are blooming.  Our dahlia is showing off a bit.

The Japanese anemone is also starting to bloom nicely.

Figaro shows interest in the harvest from our fig tree.  Figaro thinks it's the "Figgy" tree...

He wasn't sure he wanted to eat the fig...

So dad ate it for him.  Figgy just sniffed at it.

Once our garden day was done, I joined my dad while he enjoyed a glass of wine.  He always tells me what a great garden cat I am.

This makes me purrrrr.


Gemini and Ichiro said...

We hope that your corn survives. I wonder why it keeps falling over? And we love that dahlia!

Forty Paws said...

That is very interesting about your corn! You are a great garden cat!!!

Alas, Texas corn and virtually everything else around here is dead from the heat and drought.

Luf, Us

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We were just thinking what a great garden cat you are, too! That dahlia is a beauty. Enjoy! xoxo

Summer at said...

I hope your corn holds up 'til harvest - I love it buttered!

Actually I love it buttered, with the kernels already eaten off the cob by the humans. And dug out of the trash.

Mr Puddy said...

Jonesie, Your Japanese anemone is so pretty !
and it's nice to have a good time with daddy and mom
and I can see you have a nice sunny day

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...


Hi Jonesie! My post is a bit late today as mom was busy! :sigh: But better late than neber.
Yoor Dahlia is beautiful ~ mom said her dad used to grow lots of Dahlias when she was a child ~ and they are tricky to grow.
The fig looks very yummy :slurp:

Love Alfie x

The Island Cats said...

You are a great helper, Jonesie. We hope your dad gave you some nip for you to enjoy while he enjoyed that wine.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Everything sure looks nice. I don't think I've ever seen a fig before. Did you plant newtons too?

Vanillabeanseed said...

Our human loves corn and hopes that your stalks get better! Love all the flowers and did you ask dad for a sip of wine?

Unknown said...

Hmm, We has had strange issues with our garden this year too! But our corn is not whats falling down. Great looking garden!

Unknown said...

Hmm, We has had strange issues with our garden this year too! But our corn is not whats falling down. Great looking garden!

Cat said...

Dad is right Jonesie, you are a great garden cat! I like that Figaro has a Figgy tree :-)

Rupert said...

You are so lucky to be a Garden Cat!
You add a lot of beauty to it.

My People do not have a garden but we have lots of weeds and natural grasses that I like to play in, and stalk a critter or two. Or three.

Paws 'n Claws,

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We are sorry your corns arent' doing so well! We know that your TLC will help it right along though!

KnottedFingers said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your corn!! I wonder why it's so crazy this year? The flowers are super pretty and I love the fig

Mommy M and The Garrison

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

TBT here: I loved all the flowers, but the corn brings back a memory. Dad had planted a 20'x30' patch of corn. I have no idea what he thought he was going to do with all that corn!

That Summer, he was out-of-state taking graduate courses. I was 12. One night, there was a terrible thunder/hail storm. Every time the lightning flashed, Mom and I saw the corn beaten down lower and lower til it was flat. The next morning, we went out and put up stakes and rope and tied all the cornstalks back up straight. It took hours.

But I still can't remember what he did with it all. We couldn't have eaten a 10th of it!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We love our fig tree. We hides under the fig tree in the shade and the birds come to eat the figs.

The dahlia is gorgeous.

Teri and her Stylish Adventure Cats said...

Oh, Teri got excited when she read about figs and wine! We kinda think figs look like Brussel Balls, hahameow! Our Knock Out Roses got blackspot this year and didn't flower much and then something ate them! We found out we have a deer that comes around at night! Our neighbor saw it...we musta been sleepin!