Dogs Gardening

The dogs are clean, so maybe it will rain now

pea bath

All I did was take Coaly and Pepper to the groomer, but BT got serious and bathed Sweetpea. Usually if I bathe more than one dog, it rains enough to make mud. People think it’s car-washing that brings rain, but in fact it is dog-washing.

Next weekend is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Fall Plant Sale. Yum. I have a long list of things to buy, and there is a small chance that I will actually have a home for the plants when they arrive. I usually try to make it to the members’ night preview, but getting from far north Austin to far south on a Friday before 7pm seems unlikely this time. On my wishlist: Carolina jessamine, possumhaws, sacahuista, softleaf yucca, Mexican oregano, and I have a wildcard spot for some large shrubs….cenizo, maybe? Hmmm. I’m sure all sorts of things will jump in my wagon unexpectedly.


  1. dixie

    October 13, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    I have never been to the Wildflower Center sale so I was contemplating it this year, but I just couldn’t wait another week for a tree! Plus, it’s the same weekend as Barkitecture and Maker Faire. There is too much going on! Why is there nothing to do for weeks at a time and then everything all in one weekend?

    You know that carolina jessamine is poisonous to dogs, right? I’m sure you do, but I don’t want any dogs to get sick!

    I did not know that! I just looked up the ASPCA Poison Control list, and it wasn’t on there. Is there another name for it?

  2. dixie

    October 14, 2008 at 9:09 am

    It’s on this list and a few others that I have seen.

    We bought one and then had to return it later when I realized it was listed as toxic. We have jasmine and other non-dog friendly plants in the front yard since the dogs don’t hang out there without supervision.

  3. Karla from Garden Guide

    October 27, 2008 at 11:53 am

    I never really put that together! I guess it does usually rain after I wash all my dogs!

    I’ve never been to the Fall Sale. It looks like fun!

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