Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day, We Remember

On this day, we remember all the troops now and in the past who have sacrificed for the love of their country. For all those brave soldiers, we say thank you.

We picked up some new American flags for our flower bed. We also have flowers that we planted in red, white and blue in celebration of Memorial Day and for later in the summer, July 4th.

Something to Aspire to

Yesterday, we went to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden for my birthday. I wanted to go to get some inspiration for our garden. Boy were we inspired! The flowers are breathtaking. These photos really do not do it justice! I can't wait until next year to plant some more roses, peonies, and other perenials.

These are giant poppies we saw. They are so large, it was the size of softballs.
This is the rose garden. Absolutely spectacular! Some roses were as big as my head!

We saw some neat animals too, like this family of turtles.

And in the pond were these giant Koi, some were even bigger than Dante!

There is a birdie in this photo, can you see it?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sitting Where We are Not Allowed

The other day, I caught Sebastian and Yaffa sitting on the bench of the dining room table. They were enjoying the sun rays coming in through the window. They know they are not allowed on the dining room table. There are a few places that is not allowed, and they all have to do with where we beans eat. They are not allowed on the kitchen counters and especially the dining room table. That's because they shed like crazy and they leave their fur everywhere, not at all appetizing. So when I saw them on the bench of the table, they both gave me that look. You know that look. ;)

Thursday, May 27, 2010


More from our garden. The Grapevines are growing really well. When they were shipped to us, they were little sticks with no leaves. And now, they are growing really well! We have 4 different kinds of grapes, a concord grape, a pink seedless grape, a cayuga green grape, and a dark purple glenora grape. Since this is the first year that we planted the grapes, we won't get any fruit this year. Maybe next year we'll get something sweet and delicious!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This is what Dante was looking for!

Good guesses everyone! Dante was looking for his mousie. He is only allowed one at a time because he DESTROYs them. He first bites their tail off. Then he bites their head off. And then he rips their furs off. Poor mousies, they don't even stand a chance. Thanks everyone for guessing!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

More from our Garden!

The garden has been taking off pretty well. We did have our bumps, like something eating the leaves off our tomato plants. But here are some plants that are doing well.
The radishes are almost ready to be harvested! Today we saw our first green bean sprouting out, so exciting!

Grean Beans




New Favorite Place to Sit

Yaffa loves to sit on the Lazy boy chair. It doesn't matter if there is anyone else sitting on the chair. She'll find a way.

Roses and more flowers!

We bought these rose bushes from Walmart for $6. We didn't know how well these kinds of roses would grow, but for $6, we figured, what the heck, we'll try it. I'm happy to report, that the roses already have blooms! It's been 2 months since we planted the "stick" bare roots. They literally were sticks with roots when we brought them home. Now, the are lush with greens and flowers. Worth ever penny! Look how pretty!

Also, when we built the picket fence around the garden, we weren't sure if we should trim down the tall fence posts. Then a friend of ours gave us this great idea to put hanging baskets on the posts! What a great idea! We did a patriotic theme of red, white and blue flowers!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Garden is Growing

We are so excited that the garden is growing well. At least most things are. We did have a problem with 3 of our tomato plants, something has been eating the leaves off the plants! Someone told us to put cayenne pepper on the leaves and it will deter squirrels and chipmunks from eating it. Does anyone know if this works, or has any other ideas for detering furry things from eating the plants?

This is our first year ever having a garden so it's trial and error for us. It's a lot of work, but we are having lots of fun.
Here is the row of potato plants. It's doing really well!

Here is the row of radishes. They are really taking off!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We Gots a Package from The Devil Dog!

Squeee! We were so excited when our door bell rang and UPS delivered us a package from The Devil Dog! We won the t-shirt contest they were having. Thank you so much! We love it!

Isn't this such a cool t-shirt? The Devil Dog on my very own shirt!

Here it is on! Oooh, my bathroom mirror is dirty. hahahahha

A Lovely Gardenia

My sister gave me an early birthday present. A Gardenia plant! I've never had one before, they are beautiful and smell amazing! My sister wants me to plant it outside, but I prefer to keep it indoors. I hope it will grow indoors. Does anyone know if Gardenia plants can do well inside?

Isn't this gorgeous?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hiding Under Blankets

Leave me alone! Can't you see I'm hiding under the blanket for a reason! Sheesh!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

More garden photos!

Yesterday, we only had one bloom on this hibiscus plant. Today, we have 4! How pretty!
Here is a photo of the "big bird" we have in our garden. It was a gift from my brother-in-law. Supposedly, it's suppose to scare away the squirrels, mice and birds. Apparently, it doesn't scare anything, since we still have critters eating our plants!!! The neighbor's dog barks at it, but that's about it, D'oh.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spring finally!

We've had lots of terrible weather lately. Rain storms, thunderstorms, 35mph wind / rain storms. But finally it's starting to feel like spring! We bought this hibiscus plant from Home Depot and it's been flowering every day! It's too bad that the flowers only really last one day, but boy are they pretty!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sebastian likes his boxes

Sebastian loves boxes. It doesn't matter what kind of box, he'll take any. Even if it's too small for him, like this one, he still likes to sit in the box and relax. This one fits him exactly, no more room to spare!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Guess who likes the new Lazy Boy!

This is my chair. Go away!
If I don't look at you, maybe you'll be gone soon.

Okay, I'm going to take a nap now. Gooooo away.

Nightie night!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Loving the Fire Pit

We've never had a backyard before, so we are really enjoying ourselves in this warm weather! We tested out our new fire pit and it's wonderful! On a cool spring night, it's fun to sit out in the backyard and roast marshmellows and relax by the fire.
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