July 2, 2015

Thursday in the Garden

First we want to tell you that our pal Baby Patches of Nip and Bones is having a super duper 4th of July blowout sale.

Nip and Bones Blowout Sale  Remember, the holidays will be here before you know it and there are some super good items at great prices!!  Baby Patches' Mom has had some health issues and you will not only be getting a great deal but also helping them out.

We haven't done a Thursday in the Garden post in ages and thought you might like to see Mom's bromeliads..  If you're not familiar with The Society of Feline Gardeners, it was started by Jonesie of Cory Cat Blog.

We thought we would tell you a little about the plants.....Notice it says require VERY LITTLE CARE....yep....purrfect for our Mom!!


Bromeliads are members of a plant family known as Bromeliaceae (bro-meh-lee-AH-say-eye). The family contains over 3000 described species in approximately 56 genera. The most well known bromeliad is the pineapple. The family contains a wide range of plants including some very un-pineapple like members such as Spanish Moss (which is neither Spanish nor a moss). Other members resemble aloes or yuccas while still others look like green, leafy grasses.
In general they are inexpensive, easy to grow, require very little care, and reward the grower with brilliant, long lasting blooms and ornamental foliage. They come in a wide range of sizes from tiny miniatures to giants. They can be grown indoors in cooler climates and can also be used outdoors where temperatures stay above freezing.

Here are the two that are currently blooming.  The first one is one that Mom bought a few years ago.  The plants only flower once so this is from a pup from that plant (UM....Mom?  PUP?  We're Cats!!)

The second is from some plants Mom got at the Church rummage sale.....

We hope you enjoyed seeing these unusual flowers.....we think they're interesting BUTTT....since we never go out, we never get to see them up close.  Now I think I'll take a bath and then have a good, long nap!


Lone Star Cats said...

Luv da flowers!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Your bromeliads are gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing them with us.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human loves bromeliads, but can you believe that her thumb is so black that she has even killed THEM?

Julie said...

What beautiful and unusual flowers...they are sooo pretty
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom loves your bromeliads - they are such pretty shades of pink!!!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

The Whiskeratti said...

Lovely flowers. And that is a great picture of you.

Madi and Mom said...

Raz....the flowers are most attractive butt OMCs that last photo has me hyperventilating....tongue and darling pads
hugs madi your gal

Kitties Blue said...

Do they only bloom once in the lifetime of the plant or once a season. These are absolutely gorgeous. Mom's going to get out and take photos of our various flowers so we can share them on the blog. Mau wants Allie to know that he has sent her some photos of her dressed for the 4th. Mom'll try to get her and Mau in some backgrounds before the 4th. He is sending her lots of love and smooches. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Debra Taylor said...

Great plants! hard to believe someone would give them away! But it was for a good cause.

I love your holiday header!

For those reading this, check out my cat blog archives for some informative posts and stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.


Debby in Arizona

Anonymous said...

Those flowers awe bootyful. And you look so adowable. Have a gweat day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...theeze flowerz iz awesum !!! ..thanx ta yur mom for sharin them...we will hafta chex & see if they will grow heer in TT ~~~~

Heerz two a climbin catfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

Flynn said...

Those flowers are unusual and beautiful. My mum has never heard of them.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Those are beautiful! We had a bromeliad once but the head peep killed it. She does that with pretty much all plants. Yours look wonderful!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful blooms. I am making a flat Sammy, I hope he can visit you and vice versa.

The Island Cats said...

Wow! Those flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with all of us.