Sunday, June 21, 2015

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer. ~ Paula Poundstone

On Saturday mornings we lay on the flower garden bedspread and watch Cesar Millan on TV.  It's currently our favorite show, comedy, drama, action, adventure, and a handsome cast of four legged characters.  There is always a happy ending, we can't ask for more than that. 

Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this because of all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this. A dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll on a dead fish. ~James Gorman


Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. ~Jeff Valdez

A friend gave me these campanula.  She says they spread quickly.  I hope that's a good thing:)

My feathered garden insecticide.

Little brown jugs how I love thee.

My start came from my father's garden.  This Canadian ginger is happy growing in dark, dry places where other  plants have failed me. There are many varieties, the American ginger has smaller leaves and the growth is not as dense.  It would be nice to add the American variety to my garden but I can't find it locally.  The Japanese have ginger societies like we have hosta societies here.  

My Japanese tree lilac is a magnate for pollinating insects.  All those  dark specks are some type of pollinating bee or wasp.  Sometimes, butterflies will also visit the blooms and in the winter, cardinals eat the seeds.  The fragrance is intense, I like it although some people don't.  This tree is just outside my bedroom window so the fragrance perfumes the bedroom on June evenings.

The house plants have been sent to summer camp.  Some are complaining about all the rain but that's summer camp for you, you just have to rough it no matter what.