|Freya is an accomplished gardener; she unearthed|
a good number of the leek seedlings
that I took so much time to transplant.
|Imagine a net over these blueberries... It wouldn't be as poetic, would it ?|
|Specimen of catmint, not yet|
trampled by the "lionesses"
of the house.
|This year, I harvested 6,5 litres of blueberries, over a|
period of a month. My patch is only 25 square feet
large (a little more than 2 square metres).
Your most aristocratic cat, providing the necessary genetic proclivity, will lose its dignity at once as soon as it will smell it. It will experience a dramatic change in mood, generally becoming good humored and easy going, sensual and all of a sudden, very demonstrative, a kind of behavior you would rather expect from a dog. The essential oils produced by the plant are responsible for this reaction. The cat will rub against it, taste it, roll over it, and purr passionately. Some will even start to drool. After a while, Kitty will start to feel sleepy. Best of all : your cat will want to visit this aphrodisiac plant very frequently and stay close for long moments. This is where th lazy gardener can really bank on the cat's presence.
|Here, we see the cats' favorite spot to take a nap,|
comfortably lined with dried leaves, right under the
blueberries and very close to one of the two
catmints. And the first cat to come is the
lucky one !
If you can't stand the idea of a cat walking on your property, catmint is not for you. But if you think of their eventual visits in a benevolent set of mind, you will have 80% chances to lure them wherever you want them to stand guard for you.
By the way, herborists use catmint leaves. You can make herbal tea, and also dry them up for your own cat, to stuff one of its toys, for instance.
|Floraison de l'amélanchier|
|Be weary of Buttercup, the ferocious kitty!|