Monday, April 09, 2012

Blooming on a Monday

Woo, everypup and everycat!  It's me, Dave.  Zim and I thought we'd show you a bit of what's blooming today - sort of bumping a Serene Scenery Sunday type of thing to Monday.  Are you with me?

Anyway - the big lilacs right by the door to the garage, the Korean Dwarf Lilacs, are in bloom now!  Let's start with a look at them!

DSCN3328 Dwarf Korean Lilac blooms
Dwarf Korean Lilacs

Can you smell them? They're our third lilac type to bloom each year. We see and smell these every time we go outside, so we really look forward to them! Some of them are at least 4 feet tall, so that whole "dwarf variety" thing might be a mislabel!

We aren't the only ones who like them! Check out these guys:

DSCN3399 Dwarf Korean Lilac blooms

There have been butterflies all over them for the past couple of days!

DSCN3402 Dwarf Korean Lilac blooms

Mom said they're doing their pollen dance. Or something like that.

DSCN3405 Dwarf Korean Lilac blooms

Aren't they pretty? And colorful!?! These guys and their friends were all over our lilacs!

DSCN3424 Dwarf Korean Lilac blooms

Speaking of friends, guess what else is in bloom? The PINK Lily of the Valley that our buddy Mitch and his sweet angel sister Maggie sent us!

DSCN3337 Pink Lily of the Valley!
M&M Pink Lily of the Valley

We always think of them and their parents when we see them! What wonderful friends!

The "regular" Lily of the Valley are in bloom now, too:

DSCN3334 Lily of the Valley

Mom just loves both varieties! Lily of the Valley are toxic to both dogs and kit-cats, though, so Mom planted them out front, where we are always on lead, and makes sure we keep a good distance!

Those are the new blooms in our yard this week.  Zim and I will show you more of the lilacs tomorrow!  Happy Monday!



  1. We love the smell of those Lily of the Valley. So pretty
    Benny & Lily

  2. Woah! That lily is beautiful.

  3. Those are some pretty flowers! Mom wants a lilac bush now.

  4. those are lovely - mom wishes she had a yard and a green thumb!!

  5. We can almost smell those Lilacs! So beautiful. All the deer that live near us would love your mom's yard!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  6. Hello Dave!

    Those flowers are very pretty! We especially love the white ones as they remind us of bells.

    Have a week full of blooms ahead!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

  7. I can smell them!!


  8. The Lilac are so beautiful. It must smell wonderful in your yard. Do you have Daffodils, our favorite spring flower.

    The silvers and more

  9. Dave, the lilacs are beautiful! we think we can smell them :) Oh, the butterflies look like such fun to play with ::sigh:: such cool pictures! our liquidambar tree is flowering now and one day last week our mom said every bee in the county must have been at the flowers - the buzzing sounded like a swarm! The cute little lilly of the valley flowers made our mom squee, mol! Have a great week!

    Pip, Smidgen, minnie, Hollie

  10. Those flowers, AND butterflies are gorgeous! We can't wait til the butterflies come out here!

  11. Yep I can smell them....sweeeet.

  12. Those are two of my mom persons favorite flowers! They are both so delicate and smell so good!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  13. So pretty! They are both such cute flowers!

  14. AWESOME PHOTOS! WOWZERS! I think I can smell those flowers from here....

  15. Wish we could smell the flowers! Such beautiful things growing in your garden.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  16. I did wonder how big those giant "dwarf" lilacs are!


  17. So pretty. Made me smile. :)

  18. Super duper beautiful flowers!
    I love them!
    Kisses and hugs

  19. Such pretty flowers and butterflies! It's a lovely time in Kansas these days!

  20. I'm so happy that your pink lily of the valley is blooming away and I know My Maggie is smiling down too! Next year, you'll have twice as many pretty pink flowers!
    Mom says she can't wait to smell her lilacs in bloom!

    Love ya lots,