Monday, May 04, 2015

Snowballs and Lily of the Valley

Greetings to all, it's me - Maggie!  We couldn't get the photos taken in time for Serene Scenery Sunday yesterday, but today I would like to share a couple things that are in bloom in our garden.  Let's head out front!

Over in one corner, we have a bush that Mom and Dad transplanted a few years ago.  It's doing really great in it's new locale. I'm just learning about the different plants and stuff. Let's take a look at this one, shall we?

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"Oooh, pretty!"

Mom said it's called a Snowball Viburnum.

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"Snowball, eh?  Hmm!"

OK, so in addition to learning the name, I also learned that some snowballs are more refreshing than others.

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"Blick!"

Note to Mom:  I would have spit it out; you did not need to grab it out of my mouth.  Pretty much.

Let's move on.

Also in our front garden, we have some special Lily of the Valley plants!  They're PINK but that's only part of what makes them special!

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Pink Lily of the Valley!

They were a gift from our blogging friends Mitch and Molly -- or actually they were a gift from Mitch and his angel-sister Maggie to the original members of the Ao4!  Isn't that great?!?  It's a wonderful reminder of them right in our own garden!

Here I am, sitting in front of them:

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Me, not eating the Lily of the Valley

They are very beautiful - but also are toxic to dogs and cats. That's why #1, they're in the front garden  rather than the back and #2, why Mom doesn't let us get close enough to them to take a little nibble. Because we ALL know I would.  I can't help it.  As my great-sister Stormy often said, "I am a Siberian Husky and the world is my salad bar".  Check this link out - not only does Stormy mention the salad bar thing, but it would appear my great-brother Zimmie and I have even more in common than I thought!  Ha roo roo roo!

I hope you enjoyed a little look around the front garden!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

16 comments:

  1. those are sure some pretty flowers and very special too

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  2. Oh, I love the snowball flowers...they look like little pom-poms. I don't think I would like to eat them though. BOL You are too silly sometimes.
    Oz

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  3. Mom always loved Lily of the Valley. They smell so good
    Lily & Edward

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  4. Those are very pretty snowballs, but they don't look like they'd be as much fun in a snowball fight!

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  5. Those are very pretty snowballs, but they don't look like they'd be as much fun in a snowball fight!

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  6. We are so happy that the pink lily-of-the-valley is doing great in your garden! Your mom might be swearing at us in a few years because it spreads like fire once it gets started!
    Does the snowball viburnum smell pretty, Maggie?

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  7. What's the use of having a snowball you can't eat? Sheesh! At least the flowers are very pretty but of course you're the most beawootiful Maggie!

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  8. times like these mom wishes she had a green thumb (hers is more black) MOL

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  9. All your flowers are so pretty, too bad they aren't tasty too!

    Kiki and Nala

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  10. We have a giant snowball bush too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    PS - Tomorrow the Blogville Barkers debut in their furst practice!

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  11. BOL.....We think it is so very cool to have your own snowballs that don't melt! We also like the fact that you like salad just like Zimmie did!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  12. Mum says she used to have a snowball viburnum in the front garden of the house she grew up in (so that would be about a million years ago, right?).

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  13. Well, there are those beautiful snowball viburnum that Mom keeps wanting to get for our yard too. They are so beautiful. We remember those lily of the valleys that Maggie and Mitch sent to your family. Mom just planted some devil trumpet plants that she grew from seeds our friends from Alasandra and the cats and dogs sent to us - AND they too are poisonous to dogs and are planted in the front too:)

    We love seeing all the beautiful blooms in your yard.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  14. I have never been a flower nibbler, just a sniffer. Oh and before I forget I LOVED the Mallard photos the other day. Made both me and MOM SMILE real BIG.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  15. Thanks for sharing your garden with us. You are way ahead of us this season.

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  16. Those are beautiful pictures. Mommy had both those flowers in her yard growing up. She used to love picking lily of the valley for her Mom.


    Loveys Sasha

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