Friday, April 29, 2016

Flower (And Flowers To Be) Friday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Once again this week, we are teaming up with our sweet friend Dory (and her handsome brothers) for Flower Friday.  Lots of our things aren't in bloom yet, but we'll have a look at some of those, too, OK?  Let's head out to our backyard gardens!

The last of our lilacs to bloom are our Miss Kim Lilacs, and they are in full swing.

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Me and the Miss Kim Lilacs

They're just inside the front gate, so when we come into the yard from up top, we walk right past them and enjoy their beauty and fragrance.  Here's a closeup:

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Miss Kim Lilacs

I wish you could smell them!

Let's walk further down our path!

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The debris on the path is from all the storms -- it's stuff that grows on our Ash Trees. We call it "Lab Granola" because my great-brother Davy used to try to eat it all the time! (Speaking of whom, for those of you who are new to our blog, Dave really was a Siberian, but he was as laid-back as a Lab and had a penchant for fetching and actually bringing it back!  He was wonderful and I loved him from the minute I met him!)

Anyway - let's pause here. This is our Bee Garden:

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"No bees yet!"

Those taller things are Russian Sage. They will be covered with purple flowers later. The shorter things are Liriope, and they'll eventually have flowers, too.  Bees LOVE both of those and will be all over them.  Oh!  And in the back, by those rocks?  That's the Beth Lilac we showed you on Sunday!  There is plenty of room for it to grow and grow!  The bees will love that, too!  There is also some sedum in there, too, but they are small and you can't really ... see-dem right now.  Ha roo woo roo!

Moving right along ...

Mom got that sedum from a neighbor-friend last Fall, rooted it, and planted different ones all over the place.  She put several up here behind me -

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Me in front of the Friendship Garden

We're now calling that the "Friendship Garden" because lots of the plants in there were started as cutting given to us by friends. That big bush in the corner is the prime example - it's our Skidmore Lilac!  Once upon a time, it was as tiny as our Beth Lilac!

Oh!  And see the tiers behind me there, outside the fence?  The second tier up is where our Butterfly Garden is located!  Not only is our Pincushion Flower blooming up there, but our Purple Salvia is as well!

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Mom will try to get a better shot of them from up above later!

Let's move down the hill! Here is the Wildflower Garden Mom and Dad worked so very hard to put in last Summer/Fall!

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"This is a great place to sit and relax!"

No, nothing is blooming yet, but it's still relaxing to sit there and think about everything that WILL be in bloom!

I hope you enjoyed our Flower (And Flowers To Be) Friday!

Cammie!

23 comments:

  1. WOOWOWOWOWOW YOUR PEEPS NOT ONLY HAVE GREEN THUMBS THEY HAVE GREEN HANDS AND TOES AND OMCs look at all the pretties.
    Yes we enjoyed flower Friday with you ladies
    hugs madi your bfff

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  2. what a lovely yard....mom loves the smell of lilacs

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  3. I loved seeing your gardens--they are beautiful! Lilacs are some of my favorites--nothing can top the fragrance. That's cool that you have bee and butterfly gardens. One of my co-workers is a beekeeper and loves habitats that cater to them.

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  4. Good Morning Cammie, I love seeing all your plants. I want to get a Lilac to plant this spring, I love their scent. We have Russian Sage out by our driveway and I hate how invasive it is. We've pulled a lot of little ones out and sprayed it too late last fall, but still have three hardy bushes. I'm not quite sure why anyone would put it in next to a driveway when it will probably cause damage. I know the bees and hummingbirds will love all your bushes and flowers. Our weather today is really crummy, with rain and snow. One of our daughter's family is driving up to Rapid City for the weekend, so I hope they don't get hit with a bad winter storm.
    Wags,
    Noreen and Hunter
    Wags,

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  5. Love the smell of lilacs.

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  6. Gorgeous! We plan on planting sometime, whenever it quits snowing BOL!! Play bows,

    Nuk

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  7. That was a lovely stroll around your garden! We kinda got distracted by the birdie on the fence in the friendship garden though!

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  8. Lilacs smell like NATURE's PAWFUME. OMD we LOVE the Furendship garden.

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  9. We love lilacs! they are so pretty and smell lovely. Your garden is so special, but where's your hole? Doesn't your mom give you someplace special to dig? We're sure you could be so helpful in the garden.

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  10. You had a Buttie Pillar garden!!!!! YAY!!!!! Can't wait to see who visits you.
    I luffs that lilac, I'm sure I can sniff its beautiful scent all the way over here
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  11. Oh our moms favorite smell is lilac
    stella rose

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  12. Mom said your yard shamed us. I'm not sure what that means. Our lilacs don't scent much!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  13. Cammie, you were the perfect one to choose to give us the garden tour. We love your lilacs and can almost smell them here:) We have that stuff in our grass from the purple ash trees, and the little bipeds call it broccoli because it reminds them of broccoli:) Bet it doesn't taste like broccoli!

    Happy weekend, even if it may be a wet one.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  14. You have such lovely landscapes! Lilacs are a favorite of mine and I can almost smell their fragrance, Cammie! Thanks for the pretty tour!

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  15. The Russian sage is really pretty too
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  16. We love seeing all the beautimous plans and flowers you (with the help of your pawrents) plant throughout the season!
    Thanks for joining Flower Friday!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  17. Your garden is so pretty already! I can't wait to see how it looks when everything is in bloom!

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  18. Love love love those Miss Kim Lilacs...we can smell them over here!!

    Wyatt and Family

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  19. OMD!!!! How lovely!!!! I wants to eat, um, I MEAN, smell all your purty flowers when they come in!! (okays, I DO mean eats, butts we can tell your Moms that she has grasshoppers that are eatin' all the greenery! that's what Ma thinks...til she catches me having a snack....)
    Anyhu, Thanks for the most FABulous tour! ma is all kinds of jealous of your lovely grounds!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  20. Me an'mom love lookin'at all your flowerz - she sed she iz gittin'ideaz fer here(only a little) an'our new house. She sed sumthin'bout makin'our curb appeal (whatever that iz) better here fer when she sellz our house.
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

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  21. Your gardens are so meticulously manicured all of the time. Maybe this is the year for mom to get a Miss Kim Lilac!

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  22. You garden sure is beautiful even without much in bloom. We can't wait to see more flowers as the spring and summer goes.

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