Saturday, March 13, 2010

* Indoor Cat Fairy Garden

The girls and I recently re-made 
this little indoor fairy garden 
for our resident window bird watcher, Elly cat.

Elly is notorious for eating our houseplants.
She destroys any and all flowers that come into the house,
as well as decorative ribbon, balloon strings, and raffia. 

To give her something she actually CAN eat,
we planted some kitty grass
in this shallow dish. 
The girls added glass rocks as "water" in the form of some pebbles, 
a perfect Chair-shaped rock, a small bench, and some PlayMobil fairy friends.

Elly loves it and so do the girls.

So far so good, I haven't found any grass barfed up around the house yet!
(of course, now that I've typed that I've sealed my fate
and will be stepping in some in the next hour)

We had grass sprouts in a few days
and the whole thing looked like a mini jungle in about a week. 

I think we'll be planting our easter baskets
with "cat grass" this year as well!
I found the grass seeds at the pet store (PetCo/PetSmart)

We were much more successful growing our own
grass from seed than we have been with buying those 
little pots of pre-planted grass in the past...
they pre-planted ones from the store are always
infested with little gnats and die in less than a week.

We're also growing strawberry plants, 
onions, and lettuce from seed this year... keep your fingers crossed!

and.... (just because I'm a smitten mama) 
here's a photo 
of the birthday girl "E" 
blowing out her seven candles on her birthday cheesecake. 


jen - paintcutpaste.com said...

this is so cute! our cats eat cat grass all the time, but only one of them barfs it up, so i wish the best to your kitty and your carpet! generally, they looove it! ours also love the cat nip (which you can grow from seeds, too.) we're on the same wavelength again - did you see my facebook status yesterday about all of the things we can't have in our house since we have cats? your blog mentions a few of the same ones. ah, feline friends.

Jenny said...

That is so cool! Happy birthday to your daughter!

Diana Adams said...

kitty must be so happy! i love this.

Melodie said...

What a sweet little nook. I so want to go out and do this now!

molly said...

How darling is this? What a fantastic idea (and just about my size of garden!)

Lisa Anne said...

I love the cat garden. Creative and totally cute. I'm going to have to follow you and add you to my blog roll. I love your crafts!!

"S" and family said...

Another fantastic and cute idea! I really enjoy visiting your blog.

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