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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Garden Blooms

Ha roo, pups and cool cats. It's me - Zim. We've all been out in the backyard lately, enjoying some one-on-one time with Mom. We love to run around and play back there, but sometimes, you just have to take it a bit slower and stop to enjoy the gardens. I thought I'd tour the gardens a bit myself, seeing if anything is blooming out back. Want to come with me? Let's go.

At first, I ran down to the Eskimo Viburnum; Ammy told me she had seen Oswald Lapin run out from under them and into the neighbors' yard. Wow, did I have fun exploring in there, but then for some odd reason, Mom hooked me up to the 30-foot long leash (once she caught me ... ha roo roo roo!) and made me trail that behind me. She wasn't holding it or anything, but that's our reminder to behave. I'm not sure why it works, but it does. I decided to check the middle tier instead.

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"Yep, looks like Mom and Dad pruned the Spirea and the ornamental grasses..."

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Zimmle Mawson, Explorer Pup!

I walked around that tier and didn't find anything blooming, so I went over to the north-west corner.

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"Oh, yeah! This is more like it!"

It's some of our
Texas Quince! (We have that all over the place!) I just had to sit there and admire its beauty. Can you feel the Zen of Zim? Would you like a couple close-ups? Here you go, garden enthusiasts!

DSCN4538 Texas Quince

DSCN4542 Texas Quince

Look at all that RED! I had to go in for a close-up myself!

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"Oh, YEAH! Deeeee-licious!"

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"...err... I mean 'beautiful'! Smell nice, too.
What's that, Mom? Time to go in already? Time sure flies in the garden!"

Hope you enjoyed today's garden tour with me! We'll keep you posted on what's blooming as the season progresses!

Play bows,


  1. Dear Zim

    as we bark here in the UK, those pics are "bloomin' wonderful".

    I enjoyed the trip around your garden with you very much, although sorry to read at the end you have "flies" in your garden.

    And a Thirty Foot leash, does the leash belong to a Centipede or a Millipede?

    Oh I am crying with "tiers" of laughter at my silly jokes there.

    Seriously, your garden is so beautiful, really lovely. We have a quince, but your spring must be more advanced than ours, because our quince still has no leaves.

    Spring is sure late this year up here in the frozzzzzen north.

    love and licks, Marvin xxxxx

  2. in fact, you could remark about our quince......

    "Our Quince is no Prince"

    dearie me, I am totally exhausted now, must go for a snooze my brain will be worn out!

  3. You had us worried about that whole behaving Siberian thing until the taste test came along. We were worried about you.

  4. Thank you for the tour Zim!! We've never seen those flowers before, but they sure are purty!! Moms says she might have to check some of those out!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  5. You have such a gorgeous yard, Zim. Can I bring Marge over to play? You can entertain her while I look at all the pretty gardens.

  6. Love those flowers! :) I just love looking around your garden!

    I'm sure the quince tasted great! :) The only thing I get to taste in my yard is grass.


  7. Thanks for the tour Zim; dont tell anyone but I sometimes eat flowers, when no one is looking. They also get stuck in my fur when I chase Flash.


  8. What great blooms Zim...we are sooooo feeling the Zen!!


  9. What a great time romping around with mom. We love your pictures. A 30 foot leash, holy cow bells! Have fun
    Benny & Lily

  10. Oooo how pretty! My mom has some sweet peas blooming and some geraniums too! I like to sit on the swing with her and she pets me!

  11. What striking colors you have in your garden.

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo

  12. Woooos Zim! thanks fur the garden tour. Ours is just coming in now too, it is rather late this year due the the really cold weather we had.
    mum says she recommended those leashes fur anyone in dog school who is having trouble with recalls. Are woo giving woo Mom a hard time with coming? Hmmm... a Very husky thing to do! I approve!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  13. You have a brilliant garden.. I love those red flowers. Mum says she could wonder round there all day.. Beautiful.. Thanks for the tour.. Hugs GJ xx

  14. Beautiful garden! How do you do it and keep up with your walks?

  15. Zimmle Mawson

    Did you happen to see Huffle? Since shes all alone with Unlce Heath thought she might be on the prowl with you?

    Koda MD
    Basking in the Zen of Zim

  16. You're Quince is just the most beautiful color, Zim! Mom wishes we had that here!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  17. HaRooo Zim! Woo have a nice big garden. Could woo give maw some tips on plants in da garden?? She loves flowers and we loves to dig'em up. What's a pup to do??

    Husky kisses,

  18. Those are some pretty flowers! Did they taste, I mean, smell nice?


  19. those are so cool, the red is gorgeous.

  20. Hi, Zim!
    Of course I enjoyed your garden tour!
    Kisses and hugs

  21. You have a great garden! Ours is bare (because we ate up everything).

    Togo, Tagar & Gamby

  22. Your red flowers are very pretty Zim but of course we love red heads too! What happens when you aren't on your leash? It doesn't look like you can get out of your yard so we're just wondering what kind of trouble, er we mean fun you can get into.

  23. lovely garden! i hope the flowers tastes good ;p

  24. Gorgeous! You all have such a beautiful yard and flowers! My human is jealous!


  25. I never heard of Texas quince. It's a very pretty flower. Thanks for showing us around your garden!


  26. Thanks fur the tour, Zim, your gardens are beawootiful!!!

    jack a-roo & moo too

  27. Wow - gorgeous reds! Zim - you are a garden lover's dream! Thanks for taking us on that great tour of your garden tiers! Now.... where's that KONG?????
    xoxoxoxoxo Sammie

  28. You have a really beautiful garden. Thank you for the tour, Zim!


  29. You're a great garden tour-guide, Zim! We just looooove all the red flowers!

    Penny & Patches

  30. That is a very beautiful tour Zimmle the Explorer Pup!!! Beautiful plants and flowers and what a nice yard!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  31. What a beautiful garden! I would have loved to walk there, and see all the gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing Iflorist.co.uk

  32. Your garden looks great! Thanks for the happy making tour. Ours is just starting to emerge.


  33. Love that last shot.... do they smell good Zim?...hehe

    Thank you for the tour of your beautiful garden. :)