Ha roo, pups and cool cats. It's me, Zim, here with Serene Scenery Sunday. Today, I just thought I'd show you around the back gardens a bit. Ready to take a look?
Our Aunt Janet Day Lilies are still blooming:
The yellowy/orange ones aren't blooming much this year. Could be the triple-digit temps, but who knows?
The Zebra/Porcupine Grasses don't seem to mind. This one in the southeast corner of our garden is thriving!
The Amur Maple trees are full of their "blooms" -
The Rose of Sharon Bushes are all looking great! Here's a bloom on the purply one:
We have three white ones down at the bottom of the yard. We usually do close-ups, so you can enjoy the flowers, but here's a wider shot:
They're really full and HUGE! In the foreground are the Crape Myrtles - and that's a small Burning Bush off to the right. Here's a closer look at one of the Crape Myrtles:
Wouldn't you love to bury your snooter in there? Me, too! I get a lot of that "NononoZimmieNo" thing when I do that. Go figure.
Here's another panned out look at the garden. Ao4 Headquarters sits on quite the severely sloped hill, so our yard is sort of cut into tiers. This is the middle tier:
Down at the end are Becky Daisies and a Butterfly Weed... the Yorktown Snow Flower Tree with a little Blue Fescue Grass under it... some Purple Emperor Sedum that Mom transplanted this year, some Spirea, then some Fountain Grasses.
We have more Fountain Grass in the upper part of the gardens:
I like how those foamy things are kind of exploding out the top!
Speaking of exploding, check out these clouds from the other night:
The storms stayed out of our immediate area, so we didn't get rain or any relief from the heat. It was still really cool-looking out there, though!
That's all I've got for this week. Thanks for walking around the back gardens with me! Stay cool everyone - and keep it serene!