Saturday, May 27, 2017

Porch Decor


Whenever I go on a garden tour, I keep an eye out for a resident garden cat. Recently, in Westminster, Maryland, I spotted this charming porch decoration at a home across the street from one of the tour houses. Even though this kitty's garden was not on the tour. I think the front garden is charming and the cat adds just the right spot of interest.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pepper Mint


Marlene Mullet shared this gorgeous garden cat. She wrote, "Pepper came to our home when she was a kitten (to the dismay of our older cat, Socks, they still don't get along) and we believe she is at least half Maine Coon and was originally part of a litter of stray cats. She even won a photo contest as a kitten just for being so cute. :) She is very sweet and is always careful not to scratch us when we play with her. When I'm in my flower gardens, she loves to chew on or roll around in my Catmint plants. We have a cat door where she can choose to be inside or outside. She is just an all-around good-natured cat:) I think she's around 4 years old."


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Porchfest


Brenda Haas said, "This is Oppie Kitty and Kink Kitty. They are sleeping in my giant container up on the porch, which I am not going to plant until next week so it makes a good kitty bed."

Brenda has shared her collection of garden kitties with us before - see here.

Brenda Haas is a gardener, blogger, photographer, and the founder and administrator of #gardenchat on Twitter. She can be found at http://bggarden.com/.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

Don't Get Him Wet!



If you watch as much reality television as I do, you probably know that it almost all about dog-dogs-dogs, Which is fine, but imagine my elation at seeing Gizmo join the cast of Bravo's Southern Charm and then to see his owner, Craig, was bringing him out in the garden with him just sent me over the moon!

The tweet above shows a GIF of Gizmo enjoying some time out in the garden.

Gizmo has his own Instagram feed here, where he has opined that: "I live with weirdos #gardening." He says he is a "chubby Persian with a bad attitude," but I think he is quite svelte and any kitty that rides in a garden cart cannot be too misbehaved, right?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Beau-dacious


My gardening pal, Anne Hardeman, is a fellow cat lover as well. Her kitties all stay indoors for their safety, but even inside cats have "cats in gardens" moments!


Anne writes: "This is my Maine Coon kitty Beau lounging in my greenhouse window. Leave it to this sweet giant to find the primo spot for sunbathing! It might be cold outside, but he is happy to settle in with my miniature orchids..."

Saturday, April 15, 2017



Last week I stayed at the lovely Pheasant Run Farm Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster, PA. On the grounds were several barn cats (they actually live in the old chicken house). Most of them were very camera-shy, but I managed to get shots of two of the friendlier ones.

And here also are a few more photos of the farm setting to give you an idea of the beauty of the place. In a few more weeks, everything should be bursting into bloom and be even more gorgeous!



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tree Buddy


Joe Luebke of Hyattsville, MD, USA, said, “This is our neighbor Rose Fletcher cat, Tulli. She loves to climb this ‘Forest Pansy’ Redbud and eat the flowers. She showed up at their house and had six kittens -- all adopted off. She has been spayed and hangs out with two dogs now.”

Joe is a Horticulturist with GSA and was a longtime staffer at the Washington National Cathedral's gardens.


The photo was taken by Elizabeth Payer.