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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  It may be Fall here in the great state of Kansas, but there is still a lot going on out in the gardens.  Let's have a look around; maybe we'll find some serenity together!

Remember the trip I took out to the Flint Hills Landscape place?  Mom got a bunch of new plants to put in - some Variegated Liriope that she scattered around our front gardens (where they can get some shade) and out back (where we have full sun all day long), she put in some Shenandoah Switchgrass.  Or Switchgrasses.  Hmm.  Moving right along - here is a look at two of them:

IMG_1130 2 Shenandoah Switchgrasses

They're right by the Lavender plants she put in earlier this Summer.  They should be very happy and colorful together.

Let's look for the Liriope.

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There's one - at the back part of the upper garden!  Here's a closer look:

IMG_1122 Variegated Liriope

Isn't it nice?  I'm sure my friend Sandy helped grow it.  I'll think about her when I see it - and the rest of the plants we got there!

Our Mums are blooming all over the place!  Well, actually not quite "all over the place" so much as mostly over here:

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"Hey, look!  It's my mum's Mums!  Ha roo roo roo!"

We've got rusty-golden colored ones:

DSCN4424 Mums

And crazy pink ones:

DSCN4422 Mums

And white ones!  

DSCN4417 Mums

There are some burgundy ones over by the mailbox, but they aren't blooming yet.  I have no idea what they're waiting for!  Look at how much fun the other ones are having!

DSCN4416 Mums

Yeah.  The burgundy ones need to hurry up and join the party!

Speaking of parties ... check out the Purple Love Grass!

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"The frothy things look like sparklers when the sun hits them!"

It's really thriving in there with the rocks and sedum plants!

Are you in your Zen of Zim Zone yet?  Not quite there, huh?  Well, this should send you over the top.  We've had some gorgeous sunsets lately.  How about we check out one together?  Just face west, clear your mind, and tilt your snooter to the sky ...

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... and check the view over the Flint Hills:

IMG_1143 26 SEP 12 sunset

While we're at it, I'm going to toss up a little prayer, letting God know how magnificent that sunset is and how much I appreciate it!  So much beauty ...

I hope your Sunday is a serene one!

Play bows,


  1. OH ZIM... your plants are just gorgeous. I love how they have LOTS of SPACE so they can GROW. It makes them show up too.

    LOVE the MUMs. So pretty.

  2. I love your mums. Very pretty. My fav is still the lavendar plant and your handsome face, hehe. Thank you so much for still visiting us, I did miss your play bows. I will write about the graveyard occassion too because it is huge in my family.

    I'll be back,

  3. Your mums are beautiful, but my favorite picture is of you looking up at the sky.


  4. Lavender and ornamental grasses are fav'rites of ours! what an awesome mum pary too! :D thanks for sharing your "Zen of Zim Zone" with us, Zim - you are a blessing!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  5. That sunset is worthy of all our prayers and amens!! And once again I feel very serene. Thanks Zim. You truly are the zen master of serene.

  6. I am in Zen of Zim Zone pal. What a lovely garden. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Woo hoo Zim! Thanks for that wonderful sunset. Still lots of colors in your garden. All we have left are mums and roses.

    Mango Momma

  8. Your flowers are beautiful, Zim!


  9. Oh Zim, great colors. It is still hot summer here, nutty
    Benny & Lily

  10. sigh.....thanks for that - mom says she needed it :)

  11. Your yard is so beautiful, Zim!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  12. So relaxing! Thanks for sharing, my friend!