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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Woo, everypup and everycat.  It's me, Dave, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  Ready to take a look around the gardens and relax?

Let's start with an update!  Remember the Plume Grass (Erianthus Ravennae) Mom bought?  Right - the one that could get 14 feet tall!  Dad worked incredibly hard removing some dead things out back and Mom filled one of the gaps with the grass!

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Erianthus Ravennae in front; Maiden Grasses in the rear

Mom put a couple Maiden Grasses that they split in there, too.  They will all be great screens beside our fence!

While Mom was watering the garden the other day, she was joined by a beautifully colored Monarch Butterfly:

IMG_8673 Butterfly on Coneflower

I think it struck a very nice pose for her!

Just across the brick pathway from there are the Aunt Janet Day Lilies.  Here are two shots of those:

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Hemerocallis Auntus Janeti

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Another view of the Hemerocallis Auntus Janeti

The Stella D'Oro Day Lilies are still blooming, too.  Here's a great shot of one, complete with a bug!

DSCN3696 Day Lily

Isn't the bug a nice touch?  Zim and I liked that part a lot.

Speaking of bugs -- and since it's Sunday and all -- how about a shot of another one of Mom's garden helpers?

IMG_8643 Praying Mantis

That's right - a praying mantis!  What could be more apropos for Sunday?

This last garden shot isn't the best, but oh, if you could only stick your nose in there and smell it!  The honeysuckle is blooming:

DSCN3679 Honeysuckle

Nothing smells quite like Summer as much as honeysuckle!  The aroma sends me and Zim straight to our serene places.

Speaking of which ... here's Zim in his Zen of Zim Zone:

IMG_8035 Zim

...and here I am in one of my happiest places:

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Me and my mom!

I hope you enjoyed this week's bit of serenity!



  1. My MOM just loves loves Honeysuckle. And the Praying Mantis is oh so cool. Sometimes I sit with MOM and just watch those cool bugs. They fascinate me. Enjoy your Sunday.

  2. Excellent naming of the daylily!

  3. It's not enough for moms to insist WE pose all the time, now they're trying to get bugs to pose too? I'm amazed.

  4. Hu-mom loves to look at gardens and she enjoys seeing yours! Can't wait to see how high the grasses grow. That was nice of the butterfly to pose for you guys as well.

    Enjoy your beautiful garden, don't work too hard and I see you are resting.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

  5. What great pictures and I love the botanical name for the "Aunt Judy" daylily. I think Zim needs a bigger cushion.

    Cindy & Nina

  6. Yard is BEAUTIFUL... the bug on the bloom is super... and guess what.. my mom says that is a MALE Praying Mantis.

  7. Thank you for the tour of your beautiful garden
    Benny & Lily

  8. You love laying on your mom's feet huh?

    Everything there is so pretty. :)

  9. Beautiful!
    Happy Serene Sunday to all of you!
    Kisses and hugs

  10. The honeysuckle is blooming in our yard too and mom is smiling. It sure does smell beautiful!
    That looks like an excellent spot for your plume grass, guys!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  11. Your Sunday serenity greatly improves my Monday madness.

    Auntie Trace

  12. We're certainly more serene after seeing your lovely yard, the pretty flowers and butterfly and you two boys too!

  13. Beautiful butterfly!!
    We truly love your garden and mom cant wait to have her own one day! She'll grow her plants and flowers and i'll help with the watering..!! :-)


  14. Love the red day lilies! (love the whole post!). Mom is having the worst time with the new blog poster ugh, so has been doing a ton of Facebook for a timesaver. Your garden is so beautiful and yes... serene! The butterfly and other bugs and insect pics are as pawsome as the flower images and of course, the ones of you!!!
    Sam and Avalon

  15. That's a very sweet pose, Davey! And Zimmie is looking so comfty on his bed!

    Your Mom is really gifted with growing such beautiful blooms! Paws up from the Piappies!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

  16. Is the grass a bamboo type grass?