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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty...

The garden seems to be doing well. We've weeded, watered, weeded, and weeded some more. I can't help but think what weeds there would have been if we hadn't put down three inches of mulch and Preen!!
The rabbits are still living under the steps. There seems to be a new litter -- what a surprise-- my sex life should be as good. I think, however, I've found an effective means against them. We continue to put down Deer Scram and spray Tree Guard, but now I'm vigorously brushing Azrielle and putting her cat hair in planters and directly onto some plants. I've even begun to empty our vacuum cleaner right into the garden. Take a close look at the pot with the snapdragons and verbena! It skeeves me out a little, but what the heck! And Azrielle is getting rid of her winter undercoat. I wonder if I could shave her....Azrielle! Oh, Azrielle!!!...

Rosie Returns Day Lily

First Tomatoes - 6/24 - Heirloom Golden Cherry
Heirloom Back Krim by the 4th of July???
Side Patio - Lamb's Ears, Star Gazer Lilies, day lilies, plumbago and planters with geraniums, creeping Jenny, and purple verbena

Verbena that the rabbits have finally left alone -- look closely to see why...
Cat hair!!!!


Purple Flowers said...

The tomato plants looks great-enjoy eating them when ripe. Mmmm, nothing like a good tomato sandwhich.
If cat hair is what it takes, so be it. At least you'll flowers will remain.

jane said...

cat hair! love it! welcome back! have a great week! besos!

Jay said...

I've never seen anyone on any HGTV show use cat hair to keep the rabbit away from the garden. That's really clever!

Lena said...

I never heard about the cat hair either. you are a clever woman!
I will be passing that tidbit of information on.

happyone said...

All your flowers are beautiful!!
Won 't be long before you will be eating tomatoes!

Cheryl said...

The garden looks great and you'll never run out of cat hair!

Gin said...

Great photos!! You're smart to use cat hair!!

I can relate to the weeds!! ACK...that's what I keep thinking, what if we hadn't used Preen or mulch??? Our whole house would be under a sea of green!!

Miss you!!!