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Accomodating indoor cats to the outdoors?

Monday, August 1st, 2011

I live on the first floor of a 10 storey building and we have a balcony that my cats love being in.

We also have a beautiful garden in the compound and I want my cats to be able to experience some of the outdoor fun the other cats do.

My question is: has anyone tried to build a cat tube or a cat ladder so indoor cats can climb down and up from on the outdoors?

If you havent, do you know any plans or ideas that might work?
The balcony is about 2.9 metres high from the ground.
The balcony is about 2.9 metres high from the ground.

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    I would like to find an amazing gardening game?

    Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

    Hey all I am trying to find an amazing gardening game where you have total freedom to create a beautiful garden with accessories and tons of plants, flowers, and trees to choose from. Are there any beautiful, graphic games out there? I need a wonderful creative outlet, so just wondered what I can look for?

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    Any books you can recommend for indoor gardening?

    Friday, June 4th, 2010

    I don’t live in an area where I can have a big beautiful garden outdoors. So, I wanted to try and grow some pretty flowers indoors.

    I plan on getting some of the long, shallow tubs meant to store clothing under beds, and I will fill those with soil and put my flowers in there. Hopefully it will work.

    Are there any books you can recommend for indoor gardening?

    If not, can I at least get some helpful hints?

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    Add Character With Garden Ornaments

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

    In century’s passed gardens were a way of life. Families grew a vegetable garden to get them through the rough winters. Food was grown and preserved so that families could eat during the winter. Occasionally, a flower garden was grown nearby by to bring color and life into an otherwise drab and dreary existence. In those days money was scarce and everything had a purpose. The thought of spending money on garden ornaments was unheard of.

    Today, garden ornaments are a given. Recognized as an extension of the contemporary family personality, they can be seen in every size, shape and color. Large or small, made to complement every conceivable theme, they give gardens that little wow factor that turns the beautiful garden into a quiet, peaceful paradise. The careful placement of a single garden ornament can bring life into that small, neglected section of the backyard. Perhaps you just need a little something to bring attention to those bushes already placed with purpose in just the right place.

    As an extension of the home, contemporary gardens are used to increase extra living space. For those who enjoy entertaining, the backyard space needs to be just as inviting as the interior of the home. Warm summer evenings bring out the desire for Bar-B Que with friends. As preparations are made for the menu, tableware and theme for the party, a quick look around the yard may cause you to notice a bare spot in need of excitement. These types of events not only call for yard furniture but they also need a few conversation pieces that are pleasing to the eye and bring out the hidden nature in your personality. This may be something as simple as a single yard ornament. A fawn laying quietly under a bush, chimes tinkling from a tree or an elegant water fountain standing stately in the center of the garden may be the statement you want to make. Just as the interior of your house says “this is me”, so should the spaces in your “home outside your home’.

    Backyard gardens instill the idea of a peaceful awakening for your inner being. For some this means a quite sitting place under a rose arbor. For others it may be little walking stones that take your through paths of subtle wonder. Garden ornaments can enhance these places of the heart. From the whimsey of gnomes and water sprites hiding under the ferns to small rabbits or ducks chasing each other along garden trails, the garden environment is up to you. Perhaps you prefer fairies and children running through the flowers or frogs and sea creatures along the path to the koi pool, the sky’s the limit for what type of outdoor environment you may want to create.

    The playful use of garden ornaments can be used to recognize any season of the year. As the snow mounds up around the little creations in your garden, they will come “alive” when they are given that seasonal touch. When winter turns to spring, don’t forget to check on your little outside critters. Clean them off and place them in a new area of the garden so they won’t get bored with their surroundings. 😉

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