I call Ivy the princess in her tower. My word, she dearly loves that thing. Being up high gives cats an aerial advantage for spotting any potential dangers around them.
I read that it comes from their instinct to protect themselves.
Of course much of this instinct comes from their ancestry. It is hard-wired into them.
Cats feel less anxious and safe up high. They can scope the room and see potential threats or pounce on unsuspecting passers-by.
Ivy likes to sleep at the very top of her cat tower.
She must feel like a princess up there, looking down and spotting birds on the patio to get excited about.
All The Rain:
Oh my, has it rained. And rained and rained some more. The water kept rising on my patio and just kept coming down in torrents.
Charlie was afraid to brave it to go outside on the patio.
Of course the plants on the patio love the rain. They look bedraggled now, but they’ll bounce back quickly and be even perkier when the sun next shines on them.
The Allium Plant:
The allium is about to flower. I’ve never had this plant before.
Some of you have mentioned that many of the plants I have, like the yarrow, tend to take over the garden. But I have them in containers so I’m not worried about it.
When they start taking up too much space, I will thin them out.
A month or so ago I thinned the mint, lemon balm, and sedum in the containers and in the blue raised bed. These plants had truly taken over and I wanted to plant more perennials.
So I spent a day or so digging those roots out, and now I watch closely to see if more will be coming up. I’ll yank them out if I see them sprouting.
I’ve never had a tomato plant that grew this tall. I’m glad I have it supported by a trellis. I have tied jute around parts of the plant to hold it upright.
On the left of that is a pot of zinnias I planted from seed.
My cucumber plant is getting big as well. I have yellow marigolds planted around both the tomato and the cucumber plant. Planting marigolds in between vegetables is a form of eco-friendly pest control.
Marigolds are used as a companion plant in the vegetable garden to lure pests away from the vegetables.
What’s growing in your garden?