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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Woo, everypup and everycat.  It's me, Dave.  Just a couple of things to show you in the way of new blooms in our garden this week.  First up - the last of our lilac varieties is blooming! Here's a look at them from off the upper deck:

DSCN3470 Miss Kim Lilacs
Miss Kim Lilacs

 They surround the Purple Ash tree, along with some Purple Emperor Sedum and a Fountain Grass. Want another look at them? I'll stay up here on the deck and send Mom down the stairs; I've already had a lot of exercise today!

DSCN3477 Dave
"I'll wait here, Mom; you run down the bazillion steps to the yard, OK?"
I'm sure she doesn't mind.    

Here's a more "normal" view of the lilacs, taken from down in the yard:
  IMG_7679 Miss Kim Lilacs

Aren't they pretty?

Oh!  And it's a relatively calm day, so let's have another go at the Yorktown Snowflower Tree!

IMG_7678 Yorktown Snowflower Tree

Can you see the "snow" this time?  Cool, isn't it?

And while Mom is down there, here is a special effects photo of her favorite part of the garden:

IMG_7677 Fave part of my garden

There's not much in bloom up there right now, but the Zebra grasses are coming in, and so is the sedum.  Can you see Mom's watering can?  She just put in some Purple Coneflowers, so hopefully they'll come in this summer!

That's all I've got for you!  I hope our tour of the gardens gave you a little bit of serenity!



  1. Hi Dave!
    You guys have such a bea-woootiful yard! I love the lilacs...we have some here but they are not blooming just yet. Have a "serene" Sunday!


  2. Snow covered tree. That is very puzzling to the Mango.

    Hey Dave! Any room on that deck for me? I like to hang out a lot just like you.


  3. Your yard is so pretty Dave! We're feeling very serene after that lovely tour!

  4. Your yard is so beautiful. None of our lilacs are even close to blooming yet. A couple more weeks until I get to sniff them.

    Cindy & Nina

  5. Your garden/yard is so beautiful, we love it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    The silvers and more

  6. mom sighed deeply.....we can't plant our balcony containers just yet here but mom says she can't wait for some color....

  7. Dave, you have beautiful plants and landscaping! very serene! you are a pup after our own hearts, the way you put your mom to work for you :D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  8. You guys are so lucky. You have the most beautiful garden and yard. We only have fake grass and lots of gravel. My Vickie says you cant' have 50 dogs every day and have a nice yard. But we did set aside a place for our peas an tomatoes this year. If we can just keep the transients from peeing on them when they walk by.
    (another story for another day)
    Can't wait to see your place in full bloom. I bet the lilacs are filling the air with beautiful smells.

  9. I loved the tour!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  10. Beautiful! Now who does all the keep up work?


  11. Hi Dave,

    Your garden is so pretty. How does you mom keep it so pretty with you guys running around in it?

    Keep sending pictures, we really enjoy it.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  12. Oh I can smell those lilacs from here. Your yard is so incredible. You guys must put in a ton of hours helping your MOM. Thanks for the serene views.

  13. You all sure do have a beautiful yard and view. :)

  14. Your garden is so much nicer than mine!


  15. Anonymous7:04 PM

    Oh Mr Dave! My human just goes all swoony looking at your garden!
    She was gardening yesterday and Delta was being naughty by sampling all the soil, I was helping her by laying down. i think laying down is always the most helpful thing I can do really.

    your pal,

  16. your yard looks beautiful!
    Benny & Lily

  17. Umm...you didn't show us where your holes are? Are you not allowed to help with the landscaping?

  18. Think you got room for one more Sibe there?
    Not sure when i'll arrive though..LOL!

    enjoy your day!


  19. Your gardens are just beautiful! There isn't a blade of grass out of place!

  20. So do you rent your mom out for gardening? Our yard is lucky to have grass in it!

  21. Those are lovely lilacs

    Stop on by for a visit