Before we get started on Serene Scenery Sunday stuff, we just wanted to thank all of you for your kind words on the kitchen remodel. We appreciate being able to share the excitement with all of you! Now... let's get out of the kitchen and take a little walk! How about we stroll through the gardens to see what's blooming? That always makes us feel serene!
Mom and Dad have been doing a lot of digging out of old plants and bushes that aren't quite making it and putting in a bunch of new stuff. None of that's really doing much yet, but since they've been working so hard, we thought we should bring it up. We'll show you some of that later - let's move on to what's in its prime.
Mom did put some annuals in - here is a collage of some different varieties of coleus that she put in crocks:
Oh. And see those little wispy chartreuse guys on the right? Those are some Liriope Pee Dee Gold Ingot that Mom put in. They are supposed to be perennials, but not in our zone ... so we'll see. She likes the bold color! (Way to go, Mom!) Nothing ventured... you know.
Our Clematis are blooming all over the mailbox!
Mom planted them last year and they're starting to get nice and full. Here's a close up:
For the record, I ❤ purple.
Over under one of the Red Bud Trees, Mom nestled a potted Dwarf King Tut Papyrus in with the Mums:
She's never grown one of those, so she's all excited about it.
We have two kinds of spirea in full bloom right now - the Little Princess Spirea:
... and the Magic Carpet Spirea:
I've never seen anyone ride on those Magic Carpet ones - except maybe for some bugs - but Mom said the dead ones dig up relatively easily, so maybe that's the magic involved.
The Day Lilies are doing their magic:
And the Dragon's Blood Sedum we helped Mom plant last year is looking really cool:
The Butterfly Weed is just starting to bloom:
And the Red Prince Weigela is wrapping its first bloom binge up:
Because we sort of skipped Spring and went right into Summer and are now sort of having Spring again, the growing season is a little different. It's pretty exciting, actually, as we aren't sure what's going to bloom when - so the garden is full of surprises!
I hope our walk around the gardens helped you feel all nice and serene. It sure did the trick for me and Zim. Know what else would make us feel serene? A treat.
Yep. Like the one you have behind your camera, Mom. That one. Please?
Keep it serene, everyone!
PS: And yes, of course we got the treat!!! We ❤ our mom!