Since both of our cats just love to get into the flower beds, my Mom decided to put in a special garden just for them. She researched what makes for a good cat garden (yes, this is TOTALLY a thing) and then we went to a new nursery to pick up the plants. My Mom was sick over the weekend, so we decided to do the planting yesterday.
Memorial Day was a lazy one around here. I baked donuts, we grilled hamburgers for a quick lunch and watched Cut Throat Kitchen, and never bothered to change out of our comfy clothes....A thunderstorm rolled in just as our pajama planting party was about to begin. We tried to keep going, but ended up going back into the house to wait it out.
My Mom is hilarious...She's totally posing here because she likes incriminating evidence. Slippers, RAIN, and sweats. We are SUCH gardeners! :)
All laughs aside, we had a lot of fun! I love that my Mom decided to give this garden spot another try. I love that we got to shop for the plants and put them into the ground together. Gardening and time with my Mom are two of my favorite things. I couldn't help but get all sentimental as we worked. I mean...I don't take these years for granted. If I had followed "my plan" for my future, I would have gone away to college and never looked back. I would most likely be living on the opposite coast. Memories like these would have been possible only because of visits.
BUT, by God's grace, a different plan came into place. This is my life and I really do love it! Someday, things might change and I'll have some great days to look back on. In the meantime, I'm super grateful for every moment we have together.
Moving right along....My sister got home just as we were getting ready to put the finishing touches on it. She grabbed my camera to take some pictures for us!
The cat garden of 2015 contains:
2 Lemon Thyme
3 Lemon Grass
3 Bee Balm
Oat Grass in the frame
A row of Catnip behind the frame
According to my Mom's research, these are all plants that appeal to cats. I wonder if it will become the hangout zone for all the cats in the neighborhood?
PS My Mom doesn't actually have a hunchback. :)