Saturday, February 28, 2015

Go Away, Your Boring Me!

Karl Gercens of Longwood Gardens took this photo of cat's yawn and he wrote: "It seems that garden kitties are so used to visitors that this one couldn't wait to get back to his cat nap! — at Jardim Bot├ónico da Madeira."

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Calendar Cats

So I had this brilliant idea to put together a "Cats in the Gardens" calendar next year -- pretty original offering, right? Wrong! I googled around and saw these cats and gardens calendars already on the market. Photographer Del Greger seems to be cranking them out as are a few others, so is there room in the open market for another one?

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Cat Lady's Garden

 There is an amazing Facebook page you all should visit maintained by Karen K. Schultz (The Cat Lady) at She lives in Aurora, CO, and has an wonderful collection of photos from her daylily gardens and her many cats - both past and present. I have shared a few here.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

In Memoriam for a Cat Lover and Gardener Extraordinaire

Anne Brooks was a floral designer and lecturer who maintained her garden, Hollywalk, in Brookeville, MD. With over 40 years of gardening experience, she was a tremendous source of plant information. We lost her in January to a stroke. She was a kind, generous soul and will be missed by many in our local gardening community.   
    In addition to gardening, she was also passionate about cats. In these photos from her garden taken by Dan Weil, you can see her much-loved senior cat enjoying a late summer day.
   A celebration of Anne's life will take place later this spring when her garden is in bloom.