At A Glance: A Spring Evening In The Garden

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HowardHave I ever seen Howard lie down in the bed next to the fountain? Of course not. Did Milo feel compelled to follow suit?  Of course. They insisted it was all in good fun. hmm.


  1. Is that just standard metal edging you have around the flower bed portion? It looks so much nicer that than!

  2. katie near chicago says

    They must love feeling the cool crush of pansies under their haunches!

  3. Oh no! Laying in the Pansies – those dirty dogs! A true test of our love for the four legged critters! Your Pansies look (looked?) gorgeous.

  4. Diane Harris says

    Thank you for the laugh and understanding my plight as a gardener with 2 big dogs! The extra effort I go through to protect my plants from exactly what you showed can only be understood by fellow dog lovers. They especially love all my hostas which now have to endure some type of fencing all season!

  5. Proves nobody can resist that beautiful place in your garden! Pretty and pretty inviting.

  6. Marguerite says

    Yikes! How can you get mad at them when they are so cute, excuse me I mean handsome! This photo made my Monday. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I like the gravel border around the annuals. It provides a nice break between the turfgrass and the annuals.

  8. We call it plant hatching.

  9. susan j konkel says

    So sorry….deer did that to me in my pumpkin patch with beautiful grass five feet away to lay down on!

  10. Hahahahaha!

  11. Rob Beebe says

    Howard looks SO comfortable in those pansies. I’d say that he knows his horticulture quite well, and so has found the ideal cool and comfortable spring garden spot. Dogs know. They dig some too, to improve the lounging spots, but there’s no photographic evidence of that. Yet.

  12. My Charlie now roams through the gardens and has used parts as his bathroom… He’s 15 and now has doggie-dementia. So, I replace the plants that die and let him be happy in the gardens. Until now, he’s never gone in so I’ll let him until he cannot do it anymore.

    • Yes but they are worth it aren’t they. I have three, I’m never sure if I have winter die off or the pups have killed it!

      • Deborah Silver says

        Cathy, the corgi pups-I love them. The winter die off-that is on my plate. The damage the corgis do in the garden-I choose to be amused rather than irritated. The garden is for the 4 of us. all the best, Deborah

  13. Oh yes. This is priceless.

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Mary, this is an event in the garden that I would have never anticipated! What I could never have anticipated-priceless indeed. all the best, Deborah

  14. Oh Lordy, did that bring back memories. Where do 6 -150 lb. Newfoundlands rest in the garden? Basically anywhere they want! Actually, most of my Newfs were very respectful of my gardens, but one in particular, Kasodi, thought that everything in my gardens were for her enjoyment. She and another, Chandler, beveled down every one of my late husbands six Ginko trees. He had raised them from seedlings to about 6 to 7 ft. tall, and a good 4 inch caliper. He was so proud. We went to admire them later, and those stinkers were trotting around with ginkgo logs in their mouthes happy and as proud as could be. I laughed, he swore, cried, then laughed. That same day, Tyler, my beloved show horse, was trotting down the pasture with a rose bush in his mouth. He had pulled all of them, about a dozen, out of their beds along the pasture fence line. Thorns? Didn’t seem to bother him. Now, my Afgan and Beardie mix have their own play paddock, and my gardens are safe, as they both have no respect while out and about. Weather….a simple challenge, dogs, deer, squirrels, etc., ohhhhh, so much more than that! Thanks for the post. I still have a smile on my face. Guess all we can do is learn to groan and then smile?

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Charisse, we all love our dogs. And our horses. As for the deer and the squirrels-we tolerate them. My corgis-they exasperate me. But I love them so. 6 Newfoundlands is an embarrassment of riches in Newfoundlands. How I envy you! all the best, Deborah

      • I love your garden and the water feature and of course the Corgis. I love that there are areas of the country like yours where one can use evergreen trees. Here any hope of using fir trees is a long shot because of the heat. Your two Corgis look like what breeders call “fluffies”, because of their coat type. Your two certainly carry beautiful coats and have sweet faces.

        • Deborah Silver says

          Dear Charisse, my dark brindle Milo is a fluffy, but Howard has a classic short coat. best, Deborah

  15. Hello
    Cute dogs, it was to tell you they love pansies and the way you set the flowers around the pond! LOL

  16. Our pets so GET us !!

    No wrong can they do.

    Only perfect.

    Garden & Be Well, XO T

  17. I love that instead of hollering at your corgis to “get out of the garden”, you stopped and took pictures. My pup picked the cool spot where my lady slippers were planted to curl up and take a nap.

  18. debra phillips says

    this is hysterical. at first i am enjoying the beauty then thinking oh no! ahhh, those faces, nothing beats a cardi

  19. Ruth Wolery says

    I am sure the dogs thank you for the nice pond and beautiful garden you have and they have pleasure there.

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