I’ve had these two cat statues I named Boots and Mittens in my garden for years. This year I found the perfect plants to be their companions in my East and Studio Gardens.
Boots is by the Pussy Toes or Cat’s Foot plants (Antennaria). He looks so cute by them. Note: It was raining a little when I took these photos. Pussy Toes are a charming rock garden plant and I picked this one up at a private plant sale through the Rock Garden Society. It is snuggled up the the rock edging at the front of the East Garden.
Pussy-toes are sweet little flowering rosettes of gray/white flowers resembling the pads of a cat’s paw. They really came up nicely this spring and were among my early bloomers in the garden.
Here’s Mittens in the Studio Garden along side a hedge of Cat Mint. Cat Mint (Nepeta) is actually in the same family of plants as Catnip. The leaves are sweetly minty. I actually have a long hedge row of Cat Mint near a basement lookout window. I prune my Cat Mint after blooming to encourage re-bloom and to keep it from looking messy. I love it.