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A bloomin' good day!

Wednesday, 15 Feb 12 Overcast 6°C / 43°F

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Joy unconfined in this little household today. Good news, at last!

And I have literal blooms too. Not that many. But enough for now… and more to come.

Main Photo: The Usual Suspects
Photo 1: Snowdrops, against a background of infernal buttercups!
Photo 2: Primulas
Photo 3: Could use this heat mat but the felines have claimed it: 3 of them are taking turns on 8 hour shifts so I never get a chance to sneak on a seedling tray.
Photo 4: The second shift hard “at work”.



  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    i think you need to get more heat mats!

    Posted on 16 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • nickyn

    nickyn wrote:

    Or bigger ones! I think that cat is spilling over a bit! (: Ours is parked in front of our woodstove. She will get up in Spring!

    Posted on 16 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • glgardener

    glgardener wrote:

    love the blooms! :) pretty kitty, too. Maybe the other two will pose for a pic next time.

    Posted on 16 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • orientallily

    orientallily wrote:

    All these people with spring flowers! They’re so beautiful. We just have SNOW!

    PS. Love the cat, too.

    Posted on 17 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • Deanna

    Deanna wrote:

    Ha ha! Have you tried the “opening the can” trick? Should get all of the cats in the kitchen at the same time!

    Posted on 17 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • KathN

    KathN wrote:

    Smart cats! Lovely blooms!

    Posted on 17 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • redloon

    redloon wrote:

    I love the nontraditional use of your heat mat! And the flowers. :)

    Posted on 17 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    Thanks everyone! I managed to take a snap of the second shift “at work” on the heat mat and have added it – just need to get the third one now… I thought I had overcome the problem of the heat mat being used by fur people by already buying a new double mat (thank goodness, no one has discovered that yet) but it does seem I need to buy even more!

    Posted on 18 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • glgardener

    glgardener wrote:

    aww kitty #2 looks soooo happy and content. :)

    Posted on 18 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • Armorel

    Armorel wrote:

    I love the way your cats have monopolised the heat mats but it does make it difficult for you to use it for its intended purpose. :-\ They look so blissful ‘in situ’.
    Our cat used to love sitting on top of the central heating/hot water boiler (furnace) and would spend hours there amidst all the coats hanging on the rail above.

    Posted on 19 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • TropicanaRoses

    TropicanaRoses wrote:

    I love the first photo. Those are crocus aren’t they? Another on the to grow list. :) I love the cats on the mats. :D

    Posted on 22 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    @tropicanaroses: yes, they are crocuses. Snow crocuses to be exact – the shorter ones – as our Pacific Northwest rains smash the taller ones to smithereens so these guys are a better bet in this climate. Once you buy a few, you’ll find they reproduce very quickly. I’m also helped by the squirrels redistributing them as I now have crocuses in places I never planted them!

    Posted on 23 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • laurieann

    laurieann wrote:

    You just reminded me that I better go out first thing in the morning to see if my crocuses have bloomed. Lovely blooms – I just love this time of year when things are just starting to bud up.
    Looks like the cats are ready to “pot up” already – those heat mats really work wonders, don’t they?

    Posted on 23 Feb 12 (about 3 years ago)

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