Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sleeping Cat

A red cat in Villa TorloniaRome.
Photo by Andrea 93

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

We cannot wait for spring!

Versace (left) and Santino (right) in my kitchen on a blustery winter day, both longing to get out in the garden.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sedum Cat

This cat is made up entirely of sedums/succulents. Isn't this the coolest idea? I took this photo a few years ago at a Fashion in Bloom event hosted at Homestead Gardens in Maryland. He would fit into any garden and lends a wonderful touch of whimsy.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Good Kitty!

This was the proudest moment of my late Chantilly's life. It was her first and only capture of a garden rodent. She waited by a small hole underneath my bird feeder -- staring at it for hours every day over several months. Her patience finally paid off one day and she was so pleased to show me her triumph.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mini Garden Cats

These adorable miniature garden cats are from WholeSaleFairyGardens.com.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Cat Grass

Sharee Solow, a garden designer, writer, speaker, and landscape architect, submitted this photo of KK.
"This is in my Elkins Park, PA backyard garden. KK decided that this grass from Hoffman Nursery which I was trying to grow as a sample would always remain a dwarf."

You may recognize KK from an earlier appearance on this blog: http://catsingardens.blogspot.com/2011/11/watch-out-for-that-tale.html.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Little Rascal

From Mike Whalen (http://www.capitalareaphoto.com/)
this is Rascal.

"He is Crystal’s brother (see Cats in Gardens 1/4/12 blog posting). It was taken in my back yard in Fairfax Station, VA, on 7/21/2008. This boy was truly the king of the castle."

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Crystal Gazing

this is Crystal.

"It was taken in my yard in Fairfax Station, VA, on October 16, 2006.
Crystal was a lovable female cat that greeted us at the door every time we would come home."

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gesneriad Cat

Jinean of the Twin Cities Gesneriad Society submitted this adorable Minnesotan cat. (Gesneriads are the family of plants including African Violets, Sinningia, Streptocarcus, etc.)
"The black overgrown kitten in question is Walter who is 8 months old. His love of gardening has been apparent throughout the past few months. His tastes run towards gesneriads, but will sample, sleep on, or observe many other genera too."

Monday, January 2, 2012

Thirsty Cat

Sue of Sacramento, CA, @swellyn on #twitter, sent in this pretty kitty.
"This is Squeek licking moisture from the grass and Coreopsis in November of '09."