02 August 2009

Eddie's Garden

This is Eddie, my beautiful grey cat, who died too young at 14 yrs this past Christmas.

Steve and I decided to make the back of the yard a little memorial garden dedicated to Eddie.

We hopped in the car, and went to the gardening centre...there was a great sale on perennials and annuals ($.70 cents to a $1!) so i picked out $10 worth of plants.

We marked out a circle on top of where he lies beneath the ground, and tilled the ground, adding some topsoil, and did some edging. In a year or two it will be fuller and more colorful.

We put the annuals, some red and white petunias in the foreground, and the perennials, some blue lungwort...a purpley blue flower, spotted hawkseed and leopards bane - yellow flowers and also apurple cone flower at the back. The cat garden sculpture is in background, gently licking a paw. Eddie was a very gentle cat, a gentleman you might say.

The memorial garden is located right behind our Koi fish pond.

Looks like some pruning is needed here. Our long large backyard still needs lots more work...but we've come a long way already. Here's a photo of a few years ago:

cue the song 'Welcome to the Jungle' by Guns n Roses.

Anyone know this flower?

This overgrown area needs a bit of cutting back. We are not the greatest gardeners but we still have another month or so to improve things.

We just scored this swing on Craigslist.....i made the cushion cover, but i still have to add another section and put cushions on the back. We left the canopy off, since this area gets shade.

This is my little herb garden with basil, sage, thyme, rosemary and parsley. We have tons of mint at the side of the driveway.

Our front yard....lavender, lambs ears, purple bell flowers, and dwarf thyme.

Hydrangeas, coleus..

We also have potted impatiens and geraniums on the porch. I have to say gardening is work, hard work and sometimes dirty and sweaty work, but it sure is a labor of love!

Happy gardening folks..


MsAnomaly said...

Wow! What a transformation in your backyard! It is beautiful! Eddie's memorial garden is so sweet and pretty. He has a very peaceful lovely place to rest.
I think the plant with the small yellow daisy-like flowers is coreopsis (aka Tickseed). It's a very easy-care perennial, and really sunny! :0)

tricia said...

ah! tickseed you say Linda? that's good to know...thanks alot girlfriend!

2 Raven Chicks said...

What a beautiful yard. The memorial garden is lovely - great statue!

That swing is a fabulous find!

FrumsGlass said...

Eddie's memorial garden looks wonderful. I love your charming house and garden. Such a transformation you guys have made.

Magpie said...

What a wonderful memorial garden for your Eddie! He is resting peacefully knowing you still care so much for him!

Yes, the yellow flower is coreopsis (tickseed). Isn't gardening fun?


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