Thursday, May 14, 2015

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie


Welcome back to my garden.  I hope all of you forgive me since I've not been posting in such a long time.   I am getting older now and I won't go out in the garden until it is sufficiently warm during the day.

Luckily it's been super nice weather and I've resumed a fairly full workload.

I have a surprise to show you!   Mom and dad would never dare to put tender tomatoes and basil in the ground before Memorial Day weekend.  I learned how to get them their treats food as you can see we have a nifty new tent to keep them warm.  I helped Dad build it.

You can see below what it looks like when it's opened up during the day.  Ignore that showoff Cecilia.  She thinks exposing her belly is more important than tending the garden.

Dad built this for very cheap.  The plastic pipe cost less than a dollar each.  We already had wood scraps and twine.  The only thing left to buy was a roll of plastic.

So when a smart Mom & Dad and a smart cat like me put our  minds together, magic can happen in the garden!

The only rule we have to follow is to close up our little tent when the temperature drops below 50 degrees.  Mom is hoping we can do this in the fall to extend our growing season.



Angel Prancer Pie said...

What a great idea! We can't wait to see how your garden grows now!

Happy Thursday, sweet furriends.

Summer at said...

Jonesie, you are SUCH a smart garden cat!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

How very clever. Jonesie, that was a brilliant idea.

The Whiskeratti said...

We have missed the garden show with you, Miss J. It's good to see you back.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I bet that was fun to snoopervise as it went in! And you could come here--it's already plenty warm for planting!

Terri said...

What a pawsome idea, Jonesie! We just hope the plants don't grow too tall!

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

So nice to see you, Jonesie, and you clearly have been very busy!

The Chans

Cat with a Garden said...

Hi Jonesie!
That's a great way to keep your tender plants warm at night. It looks really good! Our mom raised tomatoes on the windowsill at her offive and is bringig them home tomorrow. We hope no cold spell is ahead.
Please give our Birthdaypurrs to Madison. And many kitty kisses! (We didn't comment on his post today because it has exactly 19 comments. How fitting!)
Sien & Chilli

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That tent is a great idea to get the plants off to an early start Jonesie.

pilch92 said...

THat is great! You truly are a master gardener.

The Island Cats said...

It's like having a mini greenhouse! What a smart gardening cat you are, Jonesie.

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

The tents are Very Smart! No wonder you are such a good gardener!!!

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

This is such a fun and beautiful time of the year. The trees are blooming and we can think about getting flowers planted. Looks like you have a good start.

Anonymous said...

We love your gardening pictures :) Pawkisses :) <3

Colehaus Cats said...

Our mom loved seeing that mini greenhouse tent thing! That's a great idea, Jonesie!