Well we are finally getting our hot and humid weather
now. This is typically what Ohio has from July and
August. This is when we generally have to water our
Flowers and gardens.
I had to water them twice over the weekend but
with a chance of showers due each day this week
I just may luck out on the watering detail.
With the hotter weather even the faithful annuals
tend to slow down.
By the way the morning glory bushes that I bragged on
being so pretty, and they were, have completely stopped
and are now turning yellow, so I had to throw them in
the compost pile. So I may not like them so much now.
I would rather have something that bloomed longer.
While watering the flower beds over the weekend.
I thought I was seeing things or losing it.
Something swiftly took off along the house foundation
away from the stream of water from the hose. I shrugged
and kept on and then something else went flying out
from along the flower bed. So then I thought I might not
be seeing things after all.
This is what was growing and moving in my flower beds
beside the house.......
One of the old stray cats that thinks it owns my potting
bench to sleep on left me three babies growing in the
flower bed. They look to be about three weeks and I did
not even know that old cat was going to have kittens.
I am not a cat fan and lean more toward dogs, but when
they are that little they are always cuties. The old mama
will not let me near her but she doesn't care if I pet the
babies. She had moved them the other night and I thought
they were gone then I spied them beside the garage in the
other flowers this morning.
We have a problem here in the country of dumping
their cats and dogs and the cats have become a real
problem around here. There are about six big ones
hanging around and I have seen seven kittens so far
this summer. We are going to be over run with cats.
I wish people would take them to the animal shelters
if they could not give them away.
Now what to do with them all. The neighbor has a
barn and they all seem to go there to sleep. She does
not mind it but she cannot afford to feed them all
either. They are so wild anymore that they have
learned to catch there dinner most of the time.
Oh my, they are going to keep multiplying like rabbits!
She did manage to give the little neighbor girl one kitten.
The little girl ask her if she could have one of the kittens,
and could she keep it in her barn ;-)
Happy Gardening Everyone!