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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Woo, everypup and everycat!  It's me, Dave.  Are you ready for Serene Scenery Sunday?  I had a look around the gardens and this is how it made me feel:

IMG_8820 Dave

Let's take a look at what's blooming and see if it has the same effect on you!  Ready?

Out front, the Mums are already busy exploding into blooms:

IMG_8780 Mums

They're a couple months early.  I think they didn't want to miss the best part of the Summer.  (And Mom says that yes, she did cut them back -- it's the first time she's remembered to and they went ahead and bloomed early anyway.  She says they listen about as well as Siberian Hu -- never mind.  I think she's been out in the sun too long.)

Around back, there is a lot to see!  Here is the biggest of the Purple Coneflowers:

DSCN3691 Purple Coneflower/Echinacea
Echinacea purpurea

Right beside those are the Starburst Ice Plants we planted this year.

IMG_8812 Starburst Ice Plant
Starburst Ice Plant

No special filters or enhancements -- that's the actual color!  Don't they look incredible?!?

On the side tier that sits above that part of the garden are the hot pink Echinacea whose name I couldn't remember before.  They are Pow Wow Wild Berry Echinacea and one of them is in bloom!

IMG_8824 Pow Wow Wild Berry Echinacea

Mom shot that through the fence, zooming in with her iPhone.  She'll try to get a better picture when she scales the rocks to do some weeding.

While we're looking at pink stuff, check out the bloom on the newly planted RED Creeping Thyme:

IMG_8787 "Red" Creeping Thyme
Thymus praecox Coccineus

I think whoever wrote the description of those being RED could use my services as a Guide Dog for the Color Blind!  Woo.

Our daisies are blooming now, too!

IMG_8828 Daisy
Becky Daisies

Like the Mums and other stuff, they're early.  I hope they pace themselves!

Another of the Echinacea are blooming -- the Flame Thrower!!!

IMG_8837 Flame Thrower Echinacea

Who couldn't love something named "Flame Thrower"!!??!!  That's right up there with Dragon's Blood Sedum.  We think other blooms will have fuller petals; we're not sure.

The Rose of Sharon bush has blooms all over it now!

IMG_8863 Rose of Sharon

The regular rose bush is blooming, too!

IMG_8834 Rose

I hope our garden pix helped bring a little serenity to your day.  Did it?  Here's what they did to Zim:

IMG_8874 Zim
"I am totally in the Zone, Dave.  Totallyyyy..."

Woo.  Have a wonderful Sunday.



  1. Those blossoms are fantastic. You really have a lot of color in your garden. I can't believe the mum is blooming already. I love the look on Zims face in the last photo. Are you sure he wasn't doing something illegal? If he gets the munchies I think we will know for sure.

    Cindy & Nina

  2. Beautiful! How favorite is the Flame one.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

  3. Your flowers are just gorgeous - every single one of them! Gee, are we going to have any perennials blooming in August or will the annuals have to be good enough?

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  4. I've said it before and I'll say it again.....you have the most wonderful garden in the world

  5. What a beautiful place to be and get to feel the aweeee. My MOM got some starburst ice plant thingys for her birthday from a friend. Our are pink. She can't wait for them to grow and spread. That's for the relaxing tour.

  6. FURST I gotta bit of advice fur you guys... NEVER EVER Pee on a Flame THROWER.. I'm just sayin.

    Now that Ice Plant is truly STUNNING.. Let's not pee on that one either..

  7. You sure can grow a lot of colorful stuff there in Kansas.


  8. Your flowers are beautiful!

    We are feeling totally serene too!


  9. those purple things are beautiful
    Benny & Lily

  10. We're pretty serene after seeing your lovely flowers but not quite as serene as Zim is!

  11. Yes!
    Now, I am in the Zone too!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  12. We are totally zoned too!! Those are just beautiful!!!!


  13. Your flowers are SO pretty! I really love the Starburst Ice ones. Those are just amazing!

  14. Those blooms are beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful!!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful blooms with us! Mom soo enjoyed it!
    Needless to say which pics I enjoyed most! :)
    Happy Day to woos!


  15. Beautiful, our favorite is the flame thrower.We planted some starburst ice
    it didn't make it. We love yours.

    The silvers and more

  16. I am all zenned out, just like Zimmie.