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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Serene Scenery Saturday

Tail wags, everypuppy and everykit!  It's me - Stormy!  I know... we usually do the Serene Scenery on Sunday, but tomorrow is a special day here at Ao4 HQs, so I'm running with it today!

Last week, I showed you two of our lilac varieties - the Old Fashioned and the Skidmore.  This week, our two other varieties have bloomed, so here they are, as promised!

First up, the Dwarf Korean Lilacs.  We have three of these bushes right by the garage door we go in and out of about a million times a day, so we enjoy their fragrance a lot!  

Dwarf Korean Lilacs

Don't you want to just stick your snooter in there and smell them?

Stormy with Dwarf Korean Lilacs
Mmm!  Heavenly!

As you can see, they are lighter in color than the varieties I showed you on Sunday.

Also lighter is the other lilac that came into bloom this week, the Miss Kim Lilac.  Here is what they looked like on Thursday:

Miss Kim Lilacs 7 MAY 09

...and here they are today!

Miss Kim Lilacs 9 MAY 09

Let's go in for a close up!

Miss Kim Lilacs

Aren't they a lovely lavender color?  They are especially fragrant; we can smell their blossoms from all the way up on the upper deck.  Here's what they look like from there:

Miss Kim Lilacs from upper deck

If you could turn to the right a bit in the picture above, just on the other side of the fence are the Snowball Viburnum I mentioned last week.  They're nice and white now!  Check 'em out!

Snowball Viburnum peak

For more photos, please feel free to visit our FlickR album!

I think it's time to let Mom grab some coffee, and head out on the deck with us to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Spring!

Have a Serene Saturday!
Tail wags,


  1. Did somepup woo SNOWBALLS?!?!

    I'm there!


  2. Such lovely flowers! A real treat for our mom, she loves the lilac kind! And we LOVE those snowballs -- snowballs in spring, it doesn't get any better than that!

    woos & a-roos,
    Star & Jack a-roo

  3. Very pretty! We like the lilac and couldnt believe how quickly they flowered!
    We are sticking our snooters into the computer but sadly no joy! We can see why the other blossoms are called snowball!
    Martha & Bailey xx

  4. The snowballs are beautiful!
    Have a great and serene saturday!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. Hi Stormy,

    I think those flowers look very nice. You and the rest of the AO4 have obviously been hard at work to maintain your garden. Have you tried eating any of these plants?


  6. Great Lilac's I sure wish I had smelloscreen.

  7. We do question all of your Siberian pedigree. Where are the Siberian holes? The special landscaping? Should we send Ozzie to help out?

  8. All the flowers look soooo beautiful! I bet it does smell like heaven! I would love to lay in the sun and enjoy all the fragrances of each. Woo, I would do that for hours!

    Frankie Girl

  9. w00fs, ur lilac bushes is a lot purdier than mamas...me thinks she furgot to trim them and make them bushie...

    b safe,

  10. It is easy to see why you and your Mom and Dad love to spend so much time on your deck.

    Thanks for sharing these beauties.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  11. I just love the smell of lilacs and frequently go outside and sniff ours since flowers in the house with cats doesn't really work.

  12. You have such a pretty garden... How come you don't destroy it?
    Big licks to you

  13. Woooo, gorgeous photos....Lilac is one of Mum's favourites....she used to have a dwarf lilac in the garden. Alfie dug it up. She rescued it from his jaws and replanted it. Then he ate it. She says she's not bitter. We think she is! She'll just have to enjoy the lilac on blogs for now!
    Ooooh, special day tomorrow? Be there or be square? We're not square....so see ya tomorrow!
    Slobbers xx

  14. Our rhodies are about to bloom. Mom wants to take my picture with them, so I'll share with you!


  15. Those flowers are so pretty!

    Huffle Mawson

  16. Mom says one of the best things about spring is the smell of those Heavenly lilacs! How pretty yours are!
    Happy mother's day to your mom, guys!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  17. Oh, Stormy, thanks so much for this latest post. The only thing we like more than hydrangeas are lilacs. Ours won't bloom for weeks, so we're especially happy to see yours!

  18. oooops, I thought I had commented on this post, but obviously not!

    The flowers are so pretty, thank you for sharing.

    oooooh what is the special day may I bark?

    Or is it Mother's Day with you guys, we had ours back in March, but we are willing to celebrate with youse again I am sure!!

    lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxx oh and Jeannie xxxx

  19. ooh so pretty, we can almost smell them over here!!

  20. Stormy - those flowers are very pretty, your garden is lovely.

    Holly & Zac...XX

  21. Sooooo beautiful! :) Those snowballs are cool!


  22. Anonymous12:26 PM

    Boy we could smell them from all the way over here in Bumpass.
    - TBH