Start Your Cat Plant Garden Today

| 6/24/2014 12:55:00 PM

Tags: Cat, Feline, Gardening, Cait Carpenter,

The Domestication of Cattle CaitIt's that time of year ... the brief time in early summer, when the weather is just right ...

You guessed it ... the Cat Plants are in bloom!

I've waited patiently all year for my Cat Plants to finally come in, and they're popping up in all sorts of beautiful colors, shapes and sizes! You see, the amazing thing about Cat Plants is that one plant never looks quite the same as the next. This is due, in part, to the diverse genetics found in Cat Plant lineages, and also because Cat Plants are notorious for stealing food from other Cat Plants. You can easily spot the dominant Cat Plant in the flower bed because it's nearly always twice as fat as the others.

Another unique trait of Cat Plants is that they move from flower bed to flower bed at will! It is not uncommon to find your Cat Plant on one side of the house in the morning, and later that day to find that it has relocated. Generally this phenomenon occurs with the movement of the sun throughout the day.

multiple cat plants

Here are two of my favorite Cat Plants, Rowan and Tom.

6/30/2014 9:02:33 AM

Cait, cat plants, huh. I have two wild cats that roam the garden and neighborhood at Terra Nova Gardens, my big garden. I suspect they find their own food out in the wild weeds on the property next to mine. I did see a baby cat last year but it didn't make through the spring. Road kill. I haven't seen any babies this year. I often wonder just how wild feral cats make it through our harsh winters. What do they eat in the dead of winter when mice are scarce? I hope that your cat plants flourish this year. ***** Have a great cat plant day.

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