Garden Photo of the Day

Our most beloved garden helpers

Luke is a rescue puppy from Knoxville, Tennessee. He was given a good home by Sandi and Tom Burdick. Danielle says he's fairly shy, and likes to hide behind the daylilies. 
Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry

As promised in yesterday’s post, today is dedicated to the pets we’ve met in gardens across the country. We can’t help but snap a few photos of them when we’re on photo shoots. After all, they can usually be found following us around as we move about with our tripods. The cats lounge languorously, daring you NOT to partake of their lovliness, while the dogs are just happy to have someone new to scratch behind their ears. Enjoy! (click each photo for detailed captions)

Send in pics of your pet in the garden! We’d love to feature another selection in a future post.

Darla is a French bulldog who lives with Dean Riddle in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. I could have ignored the garden altogether, she was so adorable. But the garden was spectacular, and, well, I had a job to do.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Darla is a French bulldog who lives with Dean Riddle in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. I could have ignored the garden altogether, she was so adorable. But the garden was spectacular, and, well, I had a job to do.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Scott Endres has a channel of water surrounding the patio in his St. Paul, Minnesota, garden. His cat really likes the koi that live in that channel…or perhaps likes how they might taste!
Photo/Illustration: Brandi Spade
Daisy could possibly be the sweetest dog who ever graced a garden. She lived with Rebecca Sweet in her Los Altos, California, garden. Sadly, Daisy passed away this January.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Tiger likes to slumber in the shade in the garden of FG’s art director, Stephanie Fagan, in Newtown Connecticut.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

 

Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green.

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  1. LynnFG 06/28/2011

    I love this series. There is nothing like a furry garden companion. For some reason, I think cats especially get it; after all, they seem to thoroughly and peacefully enjoy their surroundings in Zen-like serenity, and yet still take care of critters who damage plants, all in between napping. Thanks for these posts, Michelle, and thank you to everyone who commented yesterday on Hunter's story. It meant a lot. Lynn

  2. ncgardener 06/28/2011

    I have to agree, I make my paths in my garden for my two companions, Tiger and Chloe, as well as for me. Chasing lizards and leaping at butterflies is just another part of their day while I dig and plant and weed.

  3. sheilaschultz 06/28/2011

    Cori insists on being with me while I'm in my gardens. If she gets left inside, she reminds me, not so quietly, that I've made a terrible mistake! Now, if only she could deadhead...

  4. sweetrebecca 06/28/2011

    Thanks for keeping Daisy's memory alive, Michelle! I'm so glad you had the chance to know her sweet little spirit. Now you need to meet Buddy, my new garden helper that'll be joining our family this Thursday! I didn't think I would be ready for another dog so soon, but gardening just isn't the same without a little furry companion by my side!

  5. arboretum 06/28/2011

    michelle, you should be wicked proud of that shot of darla and dean ; a real Life magazine cover shot if ever I saw one.
    dean, what are the bright spring green 'cones' out there?
    What a lovely spot.
    best,
    mindy
    http://www.cottonarboretum.com/

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