Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cat Garden

One of the features that sold us on our house is the enclosed atrium. It is surrounded on all four sides by the house, but is open to the sky and ground. The guest bedroom window looks into the space and it is accessible through a sliding glass door on the opposite wall.

It was always our plan to turn this into a cat garden, but we didn’t get around to it until 18 months later. We removed the gravel and existing vegetation and repaved in slate stones and river rock. A fountain sits in one corner and the concrete bench we didn’t mean to move from Cincinnati is placed along one wall. All the plants are cat-friendly: apple mint, corsican mint, wheat grass, catmint, lemon thyme, lemon balm, lemon grass, burros tail, and mother fern. The kitties can access the space at any time through a flap and are often in there nibbling, napping, or drinking from the fountain.

Shirt, Forever 21. Skirt, Body by Victoria. Shoes, Enzo Angiolini. Earrings, Girl Props. Sunglasses, Target. Necklace, vintage gift. Bracelets, Claire’s and gift. Bag, Merona.

The cat garden really isn’t big enough for outfit pictures, so I am wearing the cat and garden. (And a little bird to entertain the kitties.) Glimpses of the cat garden at the bottom of this post...


DressUpNotDown said...

What a neat space! And what a fun outfit inspired by it!

Anonymous said...

Love the cat garden! The kitties all look so happy!

Thanks for listing the plants - adding these to things our kitties might enjoy.


Lorena said...

Talk about some really lucky kitties !
The garden looks so nice.

Kelly Garwood said...

You are the best pet-momma ever!