Fixin’ My Front Porch

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You all know that I ADORE my front porch……..well, in the Spring it’s just about the best spot to be.  Why?   Everything is growing QUICKLY right now – so the sound (and smell) of  grass being mowed and  string trimmers humming and leaf blowers blowing is EVERYWHERE.   The sun shines on my front porch in the morning and that’s where you’ll find me sniffing my way through the morning  in the Spring.

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Everything in my yard is going nuts right now………….the stuff in the front stone garden is growing by leaps and bounds and the azaleas are just about to pop…..the Bradford pears have flowered and thanks to some  high-ish winds the last day or two we had a snowstorm of blossoms in our front yard which really looked pretty…………..am I “waxing poetic” about Spring?  Yep….you betcha.

My favorite pink dogwood blooming!

My favorite pink dogwood blooming!

The only thing I wish Mom would get done that she hasn’t done yet is buy some pots of flowers for my front porch.  I love sniffing them, I especially love when hummingbirds come up for a visit and we haven’t seen any of them yet.   C’mon Mom!   You love to hangout at the nursery and  the other stores that sell plants so let’s  GET IT ON!

Potted plants on Sam's front porch.

Like this Mom….color – flowers – pots of stuff!

I wonder if the nursery would be surprised to see a little ginger cat pulling his Flexi-Flyer wagon wandering through the aisles shopping for plants……because if Mom doesn’t  get going soon I may just have to take a five mile hike with my wagon to find out !!!!!

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Hugs, Sammy

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  1. Go, Sammy, go, but don’t forget the credit card of your mom! But despite the incompletion you mentioned, your back porch is just beautiful! It is really a kind gesture from your mom and dad that they offer two armchairs for you to choose from them!

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  2. That is a wonderful frontorch that you have. I think I would like it too eecially if those tasty hummingbirds visit. He he.

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  3. Oh, Sammy….you always make me smile….you with your little red wagon, plant-shopping!
    Motor Mommy says the front porch of her childhood home had morning sunshine, too…..
    Love, Sundae

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  4. Oh Sammy bless your heart i would help you at the nursery..”some Catmint to sir and may i recommend the cilantro?” such a pretty home in Spring Sammy 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxxx

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  5. Oh cool…..can we come help your shop? Mom needs to get planting too!!! Our little sweet potato plants from last year are doing really well and, so far, the only thing Mom bought to plant is a cactus!!! GEEE MOM….really? What about NIP?

    The Florida Furkids

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  6. I love your front porch Sammy! It looks like our front porch but no flowers yet. CH and I might get our ferns today and some impatiens. I bet your Mom heads to the flower store very soon to flower up your porch!

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  7. Yay Sammy! That is a gorgeous place to sit! I don’t go out too many streets near my porch. Your home sits back a long ways wish I was there! My dad is dragging his feet on planting our pots too
    Hugs
    Madi your bfff

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  8. Hi Sammy,
    You certainly have a wonderful front porch and garden! I envy you. 😉
    Enjoy,
    Pit
    P.S.: Your feline friends here like to explore our garden, too. Except for Fritz. He doesn’t like being outside so much. And sometimes the kitties even want to have the aerial perspective and get up on the roof [http://tinyurl.com/qcfwj77].

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  9. Definitely go, Sammy. But watch out for traffic, it’s dangerous! And I agree with those above about making sure you have your mom’s credit card with you [would be terrible to go all that way only to have to turn around] and picking up some catnip plants while you’re there. You may as well get a little something special for yourself! Good luck and be safe!!!

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  10. Oh cousin. Times like this call for an emergency plan. NOT that I would do this personally – looks innocently around – but at times perhaps you should get mom’s credit card and hit the computer sites to see if they make home deliveries for your plants. Snorts. Nah – this little oinker would *never* borrow dad’s credit card like that…. oohh squeals – look at that toy on line. I gotta get it.. snorts. XOXO – Bacon

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  11. Sammy I hear ya… guess what? they had no flowers in our stores today…nothing what we can plant in our empty pots… probably the garden stores are still in hibernation, huh? my mom wants hanging geraniums in white and red this year… and they had not one …I’m not sure if she is too late or just the first of the early birds, but this year plants are rare here…

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    • My Mom says things are a little LATE in making it to the nursery here too…….no hanging pots and NONE of her favorite flower – lantana……….what’s with that???????

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • I think Mom got the message on the nursery trip………..I’ll be putting my toys back in my red wagon where they belong and Mom will be driving to the nursery next week! HAHA

      Hugs, Sammy

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  12. You’re growin’ nip? NICE. purrs

    And… CONGRATULATIONS!!! You’re one of the three winners of Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes. Silver, Savvy & I need your mailing address to ship your prize. Please leave your address on MY blog so that we can do that. Don’t worry, I use comment moderation so I’ll erase your comment without publishing so that no one else sees your address.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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      • Hi Sammy! Blogger is all moused-up, I think. Your comment with your address never arrived. The Whiskeratti’s didn’t, either. And the J-Cats had to leave their comment twice, I think. Anywho… I ‘think’ I have your address from Savvy but would like to confirm. Would you mind commentin’ again? Thanks.

        Purrs,
        Nissy

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  13. Mom has always dreamed of having a front porch where she could set up some rockers, just like yours. She is still dreaming:)

    We think that garden shop would welcome you and your little wagon:)

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning

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    • This is my Mom’s very first front porch……..she was so excited when they decided to build this house because it had a porch and Mom and Dad (and I) spend a LOT of time out there!

      Love, Sam

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  14. Your porch looks like a great place to sit in the sun. My mum says she could just see herself sitting there sipping on a nice cold drink. She hasn’t got her flowers for the pots yet either. She needs to get on with the weeding first.

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  15. Sammy, I don’t blame you for loving your front porch, it is lovely. Please give your Mom a little break on the flowers, I am sure she had been busy. I do love your red wagon 🙂

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    • I will back off Mom on the flower thing….she is busy but I think I heard her tell Dad that THEY will be going to the nursery next week……..”THEY” means she’s going to be needing Dad to lug everything to the car! HAHAHA

      Hugs, Sam

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  16. Oh Sammy you look so cute. I’s wunnewful yous got so many purretty blooms alweady Weez luv dogwoods and wuld gladly twade 200 of these pawful oaks fur one of them. Hope yous mommy can get you sum flowers fur yous powch soon.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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  17. The tulips on the side of the house and the bleeding heart bush is blooming in our yard, as is all the lovely yellow flowers that Daddy says the HBO words at. Mes can’t wait for the hanging flowers for the front door.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • I’m like you dear Nellie – those signs of Spring are so impawtant and I’m trying to get Mom to step up the “decorating” activity with more plants……sometimes she just won’t listen to me!!

      Love, Sammy

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  18. Sammy, you are so cute shopping for flowers. XOCK Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  19. **squees** Oh Sammy your picture with the wagon is adorable just like you!! Our spring has barely sprung & nothing other than Crocuses have shown up. But this is normal for Canada….((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

    Mee-you Unccle Sammy can mee come fur a ride inn yur FlexeeFlyur wagon?? That wood bee so much fun!!!!
    ***paw patss*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxx

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    • Oh Siddhartha, my wagon is wonderful – I keep my toys in it normally – it makes a GREAT toy box. We only had Spring for a little while it seems but at least no snow like you got! This morning it’s 39 so COLD COLD COLD but no snow!

      Stay warm and snuggly little guy……….
      Love, Uncle Sammy

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      • Mee-you if mee had more room mee wood get a wagon Unccle Sammy! Butt mee baskit iss good enuff an mee keepss sum toyss inn thee tub mew mew mew…..
        Me finkss it got up to 55 degreess today. LadyMum has not had thee chance to take mee out…*sighss*
        (Wee has companee so that iss why wee miss fingss thiss week).
        **paw kissess** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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        • Hi Siddhartha! Company is always fun – AND a nice change to try out a new lap and feel some new hands petting our soft furs!!! Your basket is a great spot for toys…..my Dad bought me the wagon years ago and I now have a wagon AND a basket full of toys!

          Love and Hugs, Uncle Sammy

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          • Yur so rite Unccle Sammy!! New peepss are grate!!! Speshelly since they iss furamillee to us!
            Mee has thee baskit fur toyss an the NipNap Mat has toyss on it an there are toyss inn htee tub an mee kat toy with thee ballss what you can smack round an round! LadyMum sayss thee hole apartmint iss mee playground!!!
            Mew mew mew 😉
            **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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  20. You have a wonderful yard, I loved all the flowering trees, I can imagine all the pretty blooms flying around in the wind…Magic! It’s quite amazing your hummers will fly down to the pots on the porch too. They must know Sammykins is a gentle soul. I can’t wait to go to the garden center too. We had snow in Alberta two nights ago. No in the City but 20 minutes south in the burbs! Dodged a bullet on that one. It melts fast though. Today it’s to be 26 C or 79 F….wahooo! xoxoxo Hug you all tight k

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    • Hi Miss Boomdee!!! SNow? NO!!! We’ve had some nights in the 30s but thank heavens no snow…….today it’s only in the mid 50s and breezy so it feels cooler than that. We want WARM…..Mom wants to buy more flowers and some of the tender stuff is just TOO tender for the weather. Guess I have to be patient – which is NOT my best quality! HAHAHAHAHA

      Love and Huggies, Sam

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