Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Garden Helper

Everyone is passionate about cats - either they love them or they hate them. (Who couldn't love this little guy?) Pete was rescued from the local shelter and promptly became my self-appointed garden helper. Most days you'll find him perched in a tree, keeping a watchful eye on my work in the garden.

If you have outdoor cats, try planting cat mint. They can't get enough of these fragrant purple flowers. Six Hills Giant Cat Mint is one of the best. It blooms most of the summer, needs very little water, grows big and strong without soil amendments. At 24 inches high, it's also a great little hiding place for an afternoon cat nap.

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