Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Good help is hard to find....

 
... I caught my gardener just laying around today.
 
 
"I just sat down!"

"What?"

"Whatever - I'm still on break."
 
 
"Hey Cat!  I want those hosta blooms taken off before they go to seed."

16 comments:

  1. Terry,

    What the hell..your garden looks like Versailles! Your like those people with great houses and yards in magazines.."Chad, an architect and Spence who owns a landscape design firm, say they take a relaxed approach to yard design.."as I throw the mag at the wall.

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    1. Haha! The garden is actually in decline - I haven't been as attentive this year.

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  2. Does Kitty stay home? I know they wander........ It looks great. I never had much luck with nasturtiums in containers here. I think it's too hot for them. I planted red, orange and yellow this year. I plant them near the hollyhocks because they keep the cucumber beetles at bay. The blossoms are nice in salads. I've already had to cut the hollyhocks back.

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    1. Kitty stays put in the backyard - it is enclosed and the gates have obstacles that she can't get through. She only goes out for a few hours a day and I keep a close eye on her. She stalks gophers and moles and baby bunnies, but is a no-kill cat.

      I used climbing nasturtiums this year, but they aren't climbing.

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    2. Kitty (and you) have a beautiful haven of rest at least in summer. I worry about wandering kitties. I grew up with farm kitties that wandered wherever they wanted to go. They were distant and aloof for the most part. They just showed up for milking time and then became your best friends.
      Im wondering whether my nasturtiums this year will come back next year.

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  3. Yeah, I second Mack Malone's sentiments. Lawdy!!

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  4. You have a lovely garden, Terry! Very elegant and peaceful looking. A great place for high tea!

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    1. Thanks Michael - I'd prefer drinks.

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  5. oh, I think we know who is Really in charge of this garden...
    so wonderful to see her sweet little cat-face ! Such a happy girl.
    Of Course she is a no-kill kitty: all critters are her devoted subjects...

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  6. She is so cute!

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  7. Have you painted your gardener in the garden yet? Beautiful from every angle!

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  8. You could title the painting "Kittitude."

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  9. Stupid, but serious, question from a true amateur: you're supposed to remove hosta blooms?

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    1. I do. After they bloom they eventually develop pods and sometimes fall over, or, if they remain upright, they get rather woody - so after the riot of blooms, I usually remove the stems so visual calm and order returns to the landscape. It looks more tailored with the hedges.

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  10. Oh wow, nice. Do you live right beside a Church by any chance? I was just wondering because of that building in the background of your first photo...

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