Sunday, July 17, 2011

Serene Scenery Sunday

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:

DSCN1941 Day Lilies

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!

DSCN1943 Zebra Grass

The Amur Maple trees are full of their "blooms" -

DSCN1947 Amur Maple Tree

The Rose of Sharon Bushes are all looking great! Here's a bloom on the purply one:

DSCN1951 Rose of Sharon

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:

DSCN1956 Bottom of Garden

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:

DSCN1959 Crape Myrtle

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:

DSCN1958 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:

DSCN1957 Fountain Grass

I like how those foamy things are kind of exploding out the top!

Speaking of exploding, check out these clouds from the other night:

DSCN1994 Storm Clouds

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!

Play bows,
Zim

11 comments:

  1. you have quite the beewooteeful headquarters there!

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  2. You have a beautiful garden!

    Sam

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  3. You sure keep the HQ in tip top shape! We hope the heat breaks sooner than predicted. Stay cool boys!

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  4. I love the Rose of Sharon!

    Huffs

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  5. Thank you for the garden tour, Zim! Your yard is just beautiful!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  6. Wow!! Nice blooms there! Do you get to sniff the flowers too? The cloud pics are just awesome! Today looks like its gonna be a scorcher..mom just looked out the window at the skies and can hardly see much clouds around..:(

    Stay cool!!

    Cheers,
    Maxx

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  7. I enjoyed a lot the walkie around your garden!
    And the sky!!! Wow! Beautiful!
    Happy sunday!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  8. Hey, Zim, is that a Kansas Mountain sticking up out of those clouds? (last picture)

    Sure looks like it.

    Kisses,

    Stella

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  9. Beawootiful pictures there, Zim! Your garden rocks! (especially the rock parts, ha-roo roo roo). We're having a furry serene Sunday too, admiring our ocean & rocks.

    jack & moo

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  10. Sure is beautiful!

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