May 9, 2013

Thankful for Gardens.

Mitalee , " So . . . You Know Who drags me out of bed and tells me I am to host the garden post today since I haven't been on the blog for some time now. Did you get a look at my furs?! I have to appear on National Bloggie without even being given time to fix my furs! Gah!"

 Mitalee, " Alrighty then. Let's move on to the garden . . . no use dwelling on the obvious! We have put  all our bird houses and feeders out now and the garden is aflutter with , Goldfinches, House Finches, Purple Finches, Pine Siskins and even Hummingbirds!

Mitalee , " Here is one of  the Hummingbird feeders waiting for a few guests to arrive."

 Mitalee, " We have a few flowers here and there , slowly appearing in the garden."

Mitalee , " A pretty pink dahlia."

Mitalee , " Oh. And I'm supposed to tell you about the lavender tree!"

Mitalee , " We planted a dwarf lavender tree in the catnip bushel Tulip loved so much. It smells delectably sweet and blooms at this time of the year. When it blooms each Spring , we will be reminded of our sweet Tulip."

 Mitalee, " This is a Royal Geranium whose bloom is larger than the average geranium. It is hardy and LP likes hardy plants!"

Mitalee, " Can you see the tiny Pine Siskin at the foot of our lavender clematis flower? Doesn't it look adorable?"

Mitalee, " If that Pine Siskin isn't careful, I'll have to fry him up for breakfast alongside a nice , healthy sprinkling of catnip! Oh dear , me and my furs really did get up on the wrong side of the bed today. . . I think I feel a nap coming on to take the edge off my bite! "

We hope you enjoyed the tour of our garden.
Have a great day!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo


  1. Mitalee, your garden is beautiful and so are you!

  2. Mitalee you are ADORABLE!! Would love to see more of you! Your garden is just beautiful and I love that birdhouse!

  3. I DID enjoy the garden and birdie tour dear Mitalee. YOur furs and you look charming. We aways worry about our furs but usually they are always gorgeous and so are yours. xox

  4. Mitalee our Mum has gone all gaga looking at your pretty face - she thinks the tousled fur look is lovely. What a cute humming bird feeder - we've never seen a humming bird in real life.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. We love our mommy's gardens. She has so many things blooming right now, and we can smell the irises and dianthes from our screened deck. This is mom's favorite time when everything is in bloom so we can depend on her being pretty happy. Yippee! It's been raining bunches before now, and she's been really snarky. Enjoy all the pretties, but OMC take care of your furs! Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  6. The nerve of them dragging you out for a presentation tour without time to groom! Regardless, we think you did a great job and your garden is beautiful. We especially like the tiny bird after biggifying to see it :)

  7. Mitalee, we think you look just purrfect. Your furs are gorgeous and let me tell you, you have the cutest face ever. The garden is just gorgeous as usual. Take care.

  8. Mitalee, don't worry. You look marvelous, as always! And the garden looks pretty nice, too. We hope you get some good bird TV real soon!

  9. You look fine. Really you do. And you're lucky to have a garden to tour. Jan manages to kill anything remotely green.

  10. Sweet Mitalee,

    I think you and your furs are adorable! I am glad you went ahead with the garden tour... you did it very well and the garden is awesome! Pretty kitty, pretty birdie and pretty gardens! Perfect!
    Love to you,
    Lily, WA, USA

  11. Mitalee, we think your furs look just lovely! And your garden is looking just great!

  12. Wow! Your Royal Geranium is cool! Wes saw a ruffly Pansey at the Farm Market on Saturday that was something else! Wes gots to gets our hands on THAT!


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