Sunday, May 15, 2011

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups and kit-cat pals!  It's me, Zim, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  I have lots to show you today, so let's get started.  I just know we'll find something in our garden to help you feel that inner peace!!

Up in our front yard, it gave Mom great joy to see our other new rhododendron starting to bud up!

DSCN1261 Rhododendron bud
Nova Zembla Rhododendron bud

A couple days later, this is what it looked like:

IMG_2153 Zim and the Rhododendron

Umm... OK, to be honest, it gave me much more serenity to check to see if Fluffy Black Cat was over in her yard.

The peonies also finally budded up:

DSCN1246 Peony bud

They're actually in bloom now, but for some reason Mom finds it hard to photograph long-stemmed heavy flowers with 30 mph winds. Go figure. We'll get some shots eventually!

Speaking of buds, around in the back yard, our rose bush has buds all over it!

DSCN1250 Rose bud

Our Aunt Janet gave that to us, so we are happy to see it thriving!

Speaking of Aunt Janet, she also gave us our Yorktown Snow Flower Tree. Let's have a look at that:

DSCN1228 Yorktown Snow Flower Tree

It's hard to tell, but it's got the fringe-y snow all over it! Take a closer look:

DSCN1285 Yorktown Snow Flower Tree

Cool, huh?  Can you see the dark plants in the background with the pink blooms?  Those are the Wine and Roses Weigela.  They are in bloom now, as are the Red Prince Weigela and the Minuet Weigela.  (You can see all three at this link.)  Here's an up close and personal look at the Minuets:

DSCN1251 Weigela

Also in bloom this week are the last of our lilacs to bloom - the Miss Kims! Here they are, under our Purple Ash tree:

DSCN1296 Miss Kim Lilacs

Should we go in for a snoof?

DSCN1298 Miss Kim Lilac blooms

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

IMG_2156 Zim and the MIss Kim Lilacs

Me, too!

I hope our little walk around the gardens helped bring a little serenity to your day!

Play bows,
Zim

14 comments:

  1. Happy Serene Sunday to all of you!
    All your flowers are sooo beautiful!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  2. It brought a lot of serenity and you have a most beautiful garden for us to see.Lots of mums favourites and all blooming so well. Gorgeous. Thanks for the tour.. Hugs GJ xx

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  3. Zim you have such a beautiful garden. I bestest liked your rhodedendedumdedum :)xx

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  4. Isn't spring great watching all these pretty flowers bloom?

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  5. Your garden is filled with lots of our mommy's favorites! She would put her snooter in that lilac bush with you Zim!

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  6. Thank you for letting us sniff the lilac, Zim! It was WONDERFUL! We love seeing every single plant and shrub and tree and flower in your yard! Your mom takes such beautiful photos.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  7. Yes I do want to sniff those lilacs Zimmie, I think they'd smell divine. Mum says she can't wait to see the peonies.

    Huffs

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  8. I loved the walk in your garden. How BEAUTIFUL. Love the ston pebbles in the flower beds.

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  9. Your mom sure is good with those close up pictures.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  10. Blooms looking good!!! So very happy the Fringe tree is rockin' and rollin'

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  11. Hello Zim! Wow! Your garden sure is pawsome!
    Mom is drooling after watching all those beautiful flower and plants species! Thanks for taking us on that botanical tour!! We feel soo serene!!

    Cheers,
    Maxx and mommy

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  12. Those buds are beautiful
    Benny & Lily

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  13. lovely...LOVELY shots!
    pats for Zim (and Dave too!)

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  14. Lovely pics of the garden - so nice to see the colour!

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