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Monday, March 19, 2012


Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim!  We're supposed to get a nice Spring thunderstorm in a bit, so I thought I'd show you some of the blooms out front in case they get swept away by the rains.  Want to look around?

Here's an over-all look at one of the planting beds out front:

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The three redbud trees are getting nice and fluffy; you can see the one on the left best, since one of our pines is behind it.

In the front are some big grasses that Mom and Dad just cut back; before too long, they'll be a couple feet tall!  Between the redbuds are some rhododendron that they put in last year; we're all happy just that they made it -- and now they're blooming!  Let's take a closer look!

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Me and the Rhododendron bush.
Red blooms from our Texas Quince can be seen down on the next tier!
(Dave wanted me to point that out!)

The two pink ones made it - they are PJM Rhododendrons. The other one they planted didn't make it through our hot, hot Summer.  Here, let me move over so you can have a better look at things:

IMG_7124 Rhododendrons & TX Quince
Rhododendron in front; TX Quince down in the next tier

Dave likes how the pink on the bushes goes with the redbud blooms - and that the quince are from Texas!

Anyway, Spring has come early this year - and as long as we don't have a wild snowstorm or hard freeze again (both could easily happen here...) we should have an interesting growing season! Oh! Speaking of interesting!

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"Hey, Fluffy Black Cat!  Is that you down there?!?  Come on up and hang out with me!"

Sorry.  I though I saw a friend.  It wasn't her, though.

Anyway, we'll share more pix as everything starts growing; we always love seeing what's blooming in other areas, via your blogs!  We hope your gardens are growing strong!

Play bows,


  1. Those are beautiful flowers! Are those in your BACK YARD? Do you leave them alone? I love to lay in pretty flowers.



  2. I think it all looks beautiful. I'd like to show you stuff here, but it's now all covered in snow. But the snow will be gone by tomorrow I think.

  3. What a gorgeous yard you have. I love redbuds.

  4. Wow, look at the lovely colours you have in your garden. Mummy just loves the colour of those trees, its her favourite :)xx

  5. spring is here too.....we don't grow much but grandma is worried all her plants may die if winter decides to return....

  6. How pretty! I spent all weekend helping Mom with yardwork, but it doesn't look that good.

  7. The colors in your yard are so pretty. We love the pinks, reds, and purples. We hope the rain will be gentle.

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  8. You have the most beautiful yard ever!!! Spring is definitely here. Thank goodness our humans have turned on the a/c already. Although, mid March is a little crazy for the a/c!


  9. Beautiful flowers, we look forward to seeing more. We really love the redbud trees.

    The silvers and more

  10. OMD, it looks soo furry beautiful!!

  11. Your yard is just beautiful, guys! We don't have any trees in bloom yet - only our Witch Hazel.

    Love ya lots,

  12. Well, on our side of the world, we're going into autumn now so all blooms are going to sleep! :-)

  13. Your yard is looking beautiful! We hope the storm doesn't blow any blooms away!

  14. sure looks beautiful..
    Benny & Lily

  15. your bloomin' plants are beautiful, Zim! Dave sure has a good eye for color...guess that's why he's the GDFTCB ;) We're gonna try to get a post up for tomorrow to show how Spring is treating us :)

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  16. Wow! It looks like spring there! Luckily we're back to looking like winter (for a couple of days...)! Mom is mighty jealous of your yard!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  17. Your yard is very beautiful! Mom cant wait to have her very own yard and garden one day. For me, i cant wait to have all that space to run and mark!! LOL!!

    Enjoy your day!


  18. Your peeps have made you such a lovely garden with lots of plants growing up. You have a nice house, too:)

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

  19. Oh happy day to see all those wonderful colors!