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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gardening With Zim

Ha roo, pups and cool cats, it's me - Zim.  Yesterday was a gorgeous Spring day here at Ao4 HQs and Mom and I did a little gardening!  I was a huge help to Mom, so I thought I'd have her take pictures so I could show you what I did.  Ready?  Let's go!

It started when Mom showed me this cool box we got in the mail!

Hey, cool!  I smell... Airedales!

It was from Maggie and Mitch!  Isn't that exciting!!!  And look at what they sent!

WOWZERS!  Pink Lily of the Valley!

Isn't that cool?  They dug up some of their mom's pink Lily of the Valley and sent them to us!  Oh... I should point out that I'm pretty sure they had their mom's permission to do that.  Pretty sure.  Anyroo, they packed them really well and they were still damp and healthy-looking.  Mom said we needed to plant them right away and give them a nice drink of water!

I decided we should put them with our other Lily of the Valley; it's a nice, shady spot for them to hang out in!

Let's put them under the Burning Bush with the other guys!

I got Mom busy with her little shovel while I went on Guard Duty.

I've got the south-east flank covered!

Good thing I was there, too!

Alert!  Something's coming!!!

Sure, it was just school kids this time, but it could have been something ELSE just as easily!

Mom got them all in and settled, and gave them a nice, easy drink from the hose.  Maggie and Mitch had packed the little pips in sawdust (from their dad's workshop, I'll bet!), and I suggested we scatter that around them to help them feel at home.  

Good luck, you guys!

As if I wasn't tired enough from that, we also put flowers in the mailbox planter.  We put in some white Wave Petunias and some red Geraniums and this thing we've never planted before called a Mandevilla.

Here's a bloom on the Mandevilla.

In a short period of time, those ought to fill the planter up nicely!

Hey, Oswald!  Let's see you hop up there and try to eat those!  Ha roo roo roo!

Oh, don't feel bad for Oswald!  We put a pot of deep red Geraniums on the porch that he can reach much, much easier.

Maggie and Mitch!  Many thanks to you and your mom for the really special Lily of the Valley.  We hope they'll be happy here; we'll do our best to help them thrive!  We love having a new addition to our garden - Maggie and Mitch Lily of the Valley!

Play bows,


  1. oooooooooooooooooooh - they'll be beautiful under your burning bush, guys, and once they take hold your mom will never have to weed again! Those suckers love to spread!
    That was some of dad's sawdust from his workshop! He dumps it in our woods and uses it in the vege garden and it had just rained so we were in luck! Enjoy!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. oh how kind of Maggie and Mitch!

    Zim the plants look just beautiful. My Jeannie managed to kill off the Lily of the Valley when she moved here 25 years ago........she does not particularly have green fingers, more black ones!

    I look forward to seeing those boys when they are grown up more, they will be sooooooooo pretty.

    I am back in the world of blogging now, my J has stuck the axe through the computer, and it is working very well now......... ;0D although in pieces..........

    lotsalicks, Marvin xxxx

  3. hello again!

    We don't go to England until the end of the month, Sunday 31 May till 3 June. We are driving down overnight on the Sunday, so I am very excited about this adventure.

    My J says it is just such a shame we cannot stay any longer.......with my Grandma, her Ma In Law,;0D, but my Human Bruvs have lots of holidays in Europe to fly to the next week.

    So I will be around for a few posts yet! I have my passport ready so I can cross the border into England, and I am taking plenty of haggis with me, to keep me fortified........

    although I don't really want to be 45................

    I digress, I am confused Marvin yet again it seems.

    lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxxx The Traveller

  4. How nice of Maggie and Mitch to send you such nice flowers! I think you did a great job guarding your mom while she planted them. And, the flowers in the mail box planter look beautiful!


  5. How nice of M&M to send you flowers from their very own garden. I hope it likes living with you guys. =)

  6. Oh what beautiful flowers. It was so sweet of A+A to sent you those..
    You all did an awesome job of supervising..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  7. Those Lily of the valley are going to look beautiful Zim. That was really nice of Maggie and Mitch to send them.

    Your planter is going to look very pretty too.

    Good job Zim!

    Holly & Zac...XX

    PS - sorry we have taken so long to catch up, we have had pc problems again and it has slowed us up on here. :-(

  8. What a nice gift from Maggie and Mitch! Your garden is so pretty and it's really nice of you to put plants out for Oswald too!

  9. omdog how cool is that!! you have a little part of Maggie and Mitch right there in your yard!! We sure hope they do well there!!

  10. It is pawesome that Maggie and Mitch sent you those Lily of the Valley!
    I am sure they will grow happily there in your garden!
    Good job helping your mom!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. Zim, you are such a great gardener and helper. Those pink lilies of the valley must be so sweet, just like Maggie and Mitch.

    Mandevilla - Mom says she will have to check that one out too.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  12. But, did you get to dig the holes?

  13. What a great job Zim!

    I khan't wait to see how pretty it will be!

    PeeEssWoo: Speaking of pretty, Ammy needs to work on the MinnieSODA weather...the heat machine is trying to melt her handsome Brice! The ther-mo-meter had a NINE as a FIRST DIGIT!!!

  14. Wow, that was nice of them to send the PINK Lily of the Valley! And you're such a great helper! :)


  15. Zim
    Our mum sends you have to pack up and come live with us - she thinks you are such a good helper in the garden.
    Picking our just the right spot for the lily of the valley is essential.
    We like to help in the garden too and frequently decide to move plants!!!!
    How kind of Maggie & Mitch to send a little bit of their garden to yours.
    That was so nice.
    All your garden pictures looked lovely today and of course Zim you were the loveliest!!
    Martha & Bailey xx

  16. Wow Zim, I don't know what your mum would do without you! She'd never get any of her jobs done!

    Huffle Mawson

  17. You must have a green paw Zim! Your garden is pawsome :)
    Big licks to you

  18. Anonymous4:38 AM

    Heya AO4,
    Zim, you are the perfect soldier and very good to help out that mom so much. Now you've got Connecticut Yankee lilie of the valley flowers in Manhatten, KS. keep an eye on that Oswald and his buddies, Bugs, Peter, and Thumper.
    - TBH

  19. It was very nice of M & M to send you some beautimous plants! We can't wait to see them when they're all grown up! Guard them well, Zimmy!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  20. Woo are a furry good gardener, Zimmie. Such pretty plants, and that is a really cool lily-of-the-valley, Mom says she's never even seen pink ones! Furry nice of Maaggie & Mitch to send them your way.

    Woos & a-roos,
    Star & Jack aa-roo

  21. WOOO! great job gardening! I like to garden too, but Mom usually makes a lot of noise when I start transplanting the plants...We can not grow some of those flowers here, but we have others!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  22. How cool! I can't wait to see them in bloom!!!

  23. HaRoooo Zim!
    Bet dey will look furry nice when dey grow a bit.
    Can woo come over and do sum gardening fur my Maw. Or jest give me some tips.

    Husky kisses,

  24. you are so good at gardening... my momster... not so good: she killed a couple of plants recently!

  25. Great job, Zim! Do you think you could come over and lend a paw to my mom? She needs some help with her gardening.