Yay! We finally get to do a Thursdays in the Garden post! See, we don't really have a garden outside - our house is not good for gardening because it gets a lot of shade, and I like plants that need a lot of sun. Before the tree in back got as big as it is now, I would grow some things in pots - I had good luck with peppers (jalapeno and habanero), herbs (sage, cilantro, basil) and flowers (mostly pansies). But once the tree got really big it was too shady and nothing really grew well. In front there is a plant area and I tried to grow stuff, but it always died - too much shade from the tree in front. There are a few evergreens but that is about it now - we filled in the garden area with pretty rocks. I do have a tree that came from my parents house - it had died but it came back, which is awesome. So a couple years ago when the Aerogarden came out, Brad got me one for Christmas. I just never got around to planting it. Until last week. I planted it, and didn't expect too much, because the seeds had been around for a while and had gone through a lot of temp changes. But, lucky for me - they grew!! There are three that have sprouted already, and I just noticed today a fourth is on its way! There are seven spots total - so far the one I wanted to grow the most - the sage - isn't sprouting, but it takes longer than the others so I am going to give it a little bit longer. Of course, now the cats have also discovered the plants - luckily I looked them all up first and they are all safe. But Virgil, tne king of knocking stuff down, keeps knocking the little domes off the top = and they are supposed to stay on until the plants sprout and are visible. So, well, it is causing some problems. But it is ok - I just put the tops back on.
Anyway, here are some of the pics I took of the cats with the garden - I would love to have a couple of them so I could grow tomatos and peppers, and have an herb one and then maybe a cat plant one too. I just don't have the room or the money at the moment - heck I am not even sure what to do with this one - because if the cats keep going after it then the plants might never get big.
So, here are the pictures - but keep going past them, because after them is the Thanful Fur Three portion of the post!
So,for those of you who either forgot or didn't know, Thankful Fur Three is the fun blog hop started by our friends at The Teacher's Pets It is pretty easy, and super fun - here are the guidelines, and the links for everyone participating are down below!
I like to keep things simple so here are the 3 guidelines FUR the blog hop:
1. To join in the Thankful Fur 3 Thursday, include your link in our list, follow the hostesses (The Teacher’s Pets and my lovely friend, Maggie Mae) in the first 2 spots and WE PROMISE TO FOLLOW YOU IN RETURN and then start blog hopping! Visit other blogs on the list and comment to give them some blog love. Then take a minute to follow them through Google Friend Connect – this is a good way to keep up with other blogs, but also lets us show support to each other! Please DO NOT list your giveaways here, links must be to either your homepage or your Thursday posting with your blog title. All others will be deleted.
2. When people comment on your blog and let you know they’re a part of Thankful FUR 3 Thursday, return the favor and follow them back. This way everyone gets traffic and followers out of participating, and it’s a win-win situation. We would think it was pawsome if you grabbed our Thankful FUR 3 Thursday button and post it on your blog and/or in a post but please don't feel obligated to do so! The more bloggers that find out about Thankful FUR 3 Thursday and participate, the better!
3. Remember, YOU can host the link list on your blog too! Just click “Get the code here…” at the bottom of the list.