Garden Photo of the Day

More pets in the garden!

Click here to enlarge Sydney Eddison's beloved Jack Russell terrier, Phoebe, is the queen of her Newtown, Connecticut, garden. She can be found racing around the lawn and climbing trees on any given day, periodically zonking out in her bed by the back door, overlooking the garden, to recharge her batteries.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

There were too many great pets to choose from yesterday, so I’m continuing the theme today! Have fun meeting some of the cutest garden helpers around…

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Eve Thyrum says that her cat is notoriously camera-shy. Luckily, it allowed me to snap a few shots when I visited Eve’s garden in Wilmington, Delaware, a couple of years ago. As you can see, I was barely tolerated…
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

A couple of years ago, FG spoinsored a “Pets in the Garden” photo contest online. Check out the blog post where we announced the winners and runners-up. They’re CUTE!

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Julia Zarcone says that her cat doesn’t just look good, she’s their major method of pest removal. She keeps the rodents under control in Julia’s Los Altos Hills, California, garden.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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  1. ncgardener 06/29/2011

    The camera-shy cat looks like a lion in miniature. How regal!

  2. elizk 06/29/2011

    I think it goes without saying that I love this theme!

  3. user-7006895 06/29/2011

    I love these photos! There is no better companion in the garden than a pet. My neighbor's dog used to come over and hang out with me when I worked in my garden. He'd see me, lumber over, and plop down and just watch for hours. He was always good company and especially good at stick removal! I didn't realize how much I liked having him there until he passed away.

  4. LAgardener 06/29/2011

    While I admire all owners of people shown, I must say that the person I admire most is Sydney Eddison, who is owned by a Jack Russell. No wonder Ms. E's garden grows so lavishly! A Jack Russell has her own mind, and she will teach the human beings with whom she chooses to associate the merit to be found in humility, in learning to adapt human aspirations and plans to the situation at hand. A good gardener must learn to be guided by land and plants, and that takes submission. Who better to teach that than a Jack Russell?

  5. nise80 06/30/2011

    I have to ask - how does a Jack Russell climb a tree?!?! I'm not surprised at all - terriers are amazing dogs. And please tell me there's a video!

  6. JanHewitt 07/05/2011

    Just love Miss Eddison & Phoebe -- there's no better garden companion than a Jack Russell! Mine always helps when I'm pulling up vines...

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