Our Garden as Shown by Shoko

 

The garden has been grown’ something awesome in the last couple of weeks.                                                                This is how the flower garden looked at the end of winter.  Disgusting isn’t it?  We had very little snow and very, very cold weather.  We lost almost all our perennials.  What are those blue patches you ask?  They are piles of fertilizer to kill the weed called Horse’s Mane.  This weed has elastic roots and if you grab it to pull it out….the spores disperse throughout the garden.  Each spore starts a new Horse’s Mane.

                                                                              It is easy to see where the weed is dying from the fertilizer.  One must have patience as the dying must happen underground too.  So we have patches of dead Horse’s Mane lying all over the garden.  The girls are not interested.

                                                                    The flower garden is small but the perennials will grow and be much bigger next year.

 Our squash patch was much the same…nekked!

 Kinda depressing work, when I look at it now.                                                                              We even lost all our strawberries.  Such a pile of work.

                                                                         There are still many vacant areas and the plants are slow….especially the cucumbers.

                                                                            This is the veggie garden in June before the hot weather.

I toiled all day in the veggie garden.  Only coming in for naps and food.  I worked my paws to the bone.  I think it was worth it.

                                                                      Mom is having cauliflower and beet greens from my veggie garden.

                                                                            Hi Cow Kitty, quite the amount of nip plants this year.  I count 4 but they’re rather squished now. MOL

What’s that Cow Kitty doing, Shoks?                                                                           It’s ok, Kali.  Cow Kitty is havin’ some nip but there’s 4 plants out there.  We won’t run out.

Well, there’s our garden so far.  The best patch is the veggie garden if I don’t say so myself. MOL

As they say sometimes you’re the seed, sometimes you’re the dirt.  Hope tomorrow is a seed kind of day.                                                                             

 

 

 

 

40 thoughts on “Our Garden as Shown by Shoko

  1. Amy

    The veggie garden does look like it is thriving. It’s the most important one, right? So, did Cow Kittie’s folks move already and leave him behind?

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      The veggie garden is the most awesome part of the garden, thanks to moi. Cow Kitty and his family are still here. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of interest in the house from buyers but I think next month will be different with school starting in September.

      Shoko

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      It is quite the miracle Phenny cause we didn’t think the, “Love Lies Bleeding” would drop so many seeds. I can see where this plant could become a weed real quick,

      Shoko and Kali

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  2. weggieboy

    Gardening brings out the best in us: tenacity, hope, a strong work ethic, a desire to leave the earth in better shape than when we found it, and trust that the weather won’t wipe everything out so long as we perform the goat sacrifice properly….! (Looking good! Must have done the goat sacrifice right this year!)

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      MOL…Do you notice how small the squash and cucumbers are…they just don’t want to spread out this year. The veggies are terrific though…my sacrificing of goats and various bugs have paid off. Cow Kitty must have said plenty of purrs while caught in the veggie garden and the guy upstairs was listening, mol

      Shoko

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      1. weggieboy

        There are stars for each season s, eh! One can’t always predict which veggie will be happiest in the garden. Lettuce, spinach, and radishes would have hated how hot June was here this year, but tomatoes would have wiggled their leaves in delight!

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      2. The Canadian Cats Post author

        The corn is doing remarkably well this year whereas last year we had to scrape the cobs to get any corn. Our tomatoes don’t seem to be doing too much though but it has turned a little chilly. Great for the wild fires but not so for the tomatoes.

        Shoko

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  3. onespoiledcat

    Looks like it’s doing quite well Shoko – all that hard work is paying off! Maybe Cow Kitty is your lucky charm in the garden……?? Farming is tough work – that’s why my Mom doesn’t do it anymore……just in big pots on the deck. Easy peasy and no weeds!!!!!

    Hugs, Teddy

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Yep, I’m proud of the veggie garden this year. I notice Cow Kitty is still playing out in the garden next to the netting but he’s not sticking his paw in the netting. Mom certainly gets tired. After supper she has had the bun and gets ready for bed.

      Shoko

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  4. McGuffy's Reader

    Gardens are a lot of work. It really takes years to get the soil worked the way you need it and to figure out what grows best in that spot. I do not have a green thumb, but Bill does. Hang in there! HUGS.

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  5. Piglove

    Ya’ll have such green thumbs to grow things so beautifully. Mom can’t grow a sponge in water for the life of her. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
    P.S. And I can’t breathe over your funny. That is hilarious!!

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  6. databbiesotrouttowne

    kali N shoko, N wavez two ewe co kitty; hay, dood, N joy that nip 🙂 yur gardinz lookin prette grate; sure we dont see flounder shrubz ore perch treez; but itz still grate !!!!! oh, N we iz crackin UP at that car tune !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 ♥♥♥

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  7. 15andmeowing

    Great job on the garden! And how sweet to share your nip with Cow Kitty. After his scare with the fence, I would think he would be scared to go anywhere near the garden.

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  8. Photofinland by Rantasalot

    Very interesting to see this series of photos. Every garden looks terrible in the spring, your has grown well and looks good, the nip garden is very usefull. Cowkitty loves it, too. We have also visitors in our catnips, one of the visitors looks really crazy, eyes and mouth wide open staring.
    Shokolino, you and your mom have made a great job, I know gardening is not easy.
    Your friend
    Kosmo,
    in faraway Finland.

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  9. samanthamurdochblog

    That weed looks a nuisance. It looks similar to one we have here called Devil’s Fingers…your garden is growing nicely 😺My partner perseveres with tomatoes but they never really amount to much. My mother lives about 20 minutes away from us, south facing, and is successfully growing strawberries, tomatoes, gooseberries and grapes!! 🍓🍅🍈🍇

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Wow, your mom’s garden is terrific. You should take a picture of it and say it’s yours. haha South facing is best. West is good but very hot…we get the west sun in the livingroom starting about 4pm and it gets stinking hot in there.
      We got 1 strawberry this year. All the strawberries were killed with the winter. One excellent thing….we have 1 tomato ripening. This is very early for tomatoes It may take a month to mature though and then it would be time for them to mature. hehe

      Jean

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      1. samanthamurdochblog

        Yes..we have quite a big garden and each section seems to have its own microclimate. The front is too hot for most things and at the bottom it’s quite dank and overgrown…that’s where the terrifying hedgehog lives! 😸💕xxx

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