Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Potted Garden!

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all well and happy and healthy. We are all doing ok at our end.

Now don’t you be surprised to see us here. Guess what? Mummy had a lighter day at work today!!

Yes, this really is a sad state of affairs. Our blogging is now decided by how many people fall sick and come to Mummy’s department for treatment!! Should we all start crossing our paws for the general health and well being of everyone if we want to continue blogging?

Ridiculous!

 

Anyway, we have been waiting to tell you something. Look what we found outside our door the other Sunday!

Yes, an abandoned broken pot full of top soil!

 

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Ever since we started living in a house perched high up in the sky closure to the clouds, we have begun to value the earth so much more.

The feel of the earth is special now. Not only do we need to walk down and out so much farther to get our paws on the earth and the grass, even the soil for our potted plants come so precious!

That is why we were pleasantly surprised to find this pot near the lift, close to our front door. One of our neighbours seem to have ‘killed’ one of their plants and broken the pot!

Sadly there was nothing we could do for the plant, but we didn’t feel it would be right to let the soil go waste. So there, two of our pots got a refill!

 

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Talking of pots, do you think a potted garden counts? Why shouldn’t it, anyway. It adds to the atmospheric oxygen as well as any other tree that is being planted.

We are talking about this very enthusiastic initiative by the Delhi Government.

 

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There are centres at various metro-rail stations distributing free saplings, encouraging everyone to plant and look after at least one tree each this monsoon.

We think we are doing our bit towards the cause.

Over the past few weeks we have been working on our garden real hard.

 

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We want to give it an earthy and ethnic look. We did get some unfinished terracotta pots but Mummy is yet to get down to painting them. She is sure to take ages!

If you ask us, we think she should have just got the finished ones and not entertain grand ideas of a DIY project.

But well, at least our plants are looking greener by the day and are really lively. And we do have one nice little Ganesha idol that looks bright and animated.

 

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We are hoping Mummy can manage some time soon to paint those pots too.

Paws crossed…HA!

 

Ginger, Buddy & Shadow

 

9 comments:

scotsmad said...

Your own private garden!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Tessa the Maltese said...

Hey Ginger, Buddy and Shadow!

I LOVE your potted garden. I have one on my deck too. We live in the woods but since Mom uses a wheelchair it is easier for Mom to have potted plants.

Ask your Mom to grow veggies when the weather is right there. I love my veggies. They are all in pots and grow quite well too.

woos, Tessa

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love your garden and the plants are beautiful! How I wish I could enjoy your view and spend time with you!!

Benny and Lily said...

wwhhooooaa!! Cool garden
Benny & Lily

The Chair Speaks said...

We love your little garden and Ganesha. :)

Mariodacat said...

What a lovely garden terrace you have. Yes, a potted garden counts big time when you live high up in the sky.

Roo said...

You've created a luvely potted garden :D Crossing my paws too that peeps in general stay more healthy! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

You've got a lovely garden going, and your plants consume carbon dioxide and contribute oxygen to the air, so of course they count. And the pots look just fine au natural.

Hope you don't live too near the courthouse that got bombed. Y'all be careful out there!

Jed & Abby

jabblog said...

Gardening in pots is wonderful - and you can grow so much in a small:-) space

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