Down at the end of the middle tier, I saw a bunch of daisies:
They're called Becky Daisies, but I have no idea who Becky is or why her daisies are in our garden. She must be nice to share, though. I think I'd have to hug her if I met her.
At the opposite end of that tier is a big Rose of Sharon bush. Hmm. I don't know Sharon, either, but here's a collage of what the blooms look like on that bush:
Aunt Janet sent us that plant a few years ago and it's doing really well. Oh. And I have hugged Aunt Janet, so at least I'm one for three. Woo.
Mom wasn't happy with how her pix of the roses came out, but she did some special effects on that larger one on the right - the one with the bug on it - and it made her happy. Here's how that came out:
I'm feeling pretty serene myself right about now! Before we end our tour, though -- Mom thought I should strike a pose under the Purple Ash tree to show you how big the Purple Emperor Sedum are this year. Here you go:
As Ammy would ask, "Can you see-dem?" Ha woo. A little garden humor. They're a nice contrast against the rocks and all, but they aren't in bloom yet. I thought they could use a splash of color, so ... OK, here's a collage:
Don't you think Squeaky Fish adds a nice burst of color in there? Mom made me put him back in the toy box on the deck, though. I can't understand that.
I hope you liked our garden tour today. Do you feel serene now? I do. Except for not being able to hug Becky or Sharon - whoever they are!
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