Thursday, February 16, 2012

Garden Tour Thursday

MARLEY:  Ooh I get to do the garden tour this week cuz the really good stuff is inside an what I can see from the bafroom window over the garden.

Here is a lovely clump of crocuses.  They are open like this in the sun.  That was only 5 bulbs last year!  Apparently, they like it there.
An closed like this on cloudy days.
But the cool thing is inside.  We (well, TBT mostly) planted fancy salad greens a Big Moon ago an just look at them now!  They are called "mesclun".

They arent very high yet.
But they are pretty.  And TBT loves ta add them ta salads.  He says "color AND spice".
They are $6 a pound in the store, but the seed packet TBT bought last year will grow about 10 times like this much, an these are just still small.  He grows them in a windersill box inside and will snip individual plants what will grow more leafs from the roots all year.

I got a chance ta nibble some while he was movin trays around fer new seedlings.  They are a bit spicy, but fun ta eat.

Well, iffen he dint want me ta nibble, he SHOULDNT have put the container on the floor an turned his back.  Right?

IZA:  We have Some fresh Nip leafs, water flavored with chickie, and "picnic" dry treats.  Those seem ta have a bit of EVERYTHING in them so pick out the ones ya like.  ALL of the flavors are sure ta be liked by SOME kitty!

14 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Look at those lovely crocus! It is way too early to start planting here--enjoy your nibbling!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I always love your refreshments after your garden tours... but I hope TBT doesn't notice I nibbled a bit on his mesclun too!

Natalie said...

You always have the best plants! TBT is quite the talented gardener.

=^..^= said...

Sneaking nibbles in are fun! For us kitties at least!

~Slash & Bronzy

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Those greens look awesome! And we love the crocuses ~ for some reason our sdidn't appear this year. They must have deaded in the winter ~ or some silly person accidentally dug them up. xx

Cory said...

My momma Ellie is swooning over those greens!!!!

Brian said...

Darn word captha, here gors try number six...

Those sure look darn pretty and nip too!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Mommy is drooling over your salad, she hasn't had lunch yet and she said that lettuce with some tomatoes and a light vinaigrette would be purrfect.

ABBY said...

Now those are some good greens!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Thanks for the tour! You are lucky to have that nice sign of spring with the crocuses'!
TBT is a smart man. He really has a green thumb for growing stuff and a keen sense of knowing something can be done for much less by himself instead of spending big bucks!

The Cat From Hell said...

Good Golly!
Flowers! We gots 6 inches of snow today! Me is sulking!
Kisses
Nellie

The Island Cats said...

Wow! We love seeing your flowers!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Your crocuses look pretty and the salad greens look tasty.

Cara n Crew said...

crocuses are one of our favorites! we've had some for a couple of years now and one of our groupings didn't come up so well this year. The salad greens look yummy! that's a good idea to have them planted to harvest regularly. I wonder if our mom would plant us some...

Pip, Smidgen, minnie, Hollie