Sunday, April 03, 2016

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  Today, Maggie and I thought you might like a look around our gardens.  How does that sound?  Before we get to ours, though, check this out:

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Me.  I'm not really grumpy; the sun was in my eyes.

It's our next-door neighbors' (Yuntao and Mei's) Redbud Tree. Isn't it spectacular? Ours don't bloom as early as theirs for some reason, but they're trying. Here's a shot of one of our branches:

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One of our Redbuds.  Japanese Maple against the house, starting to leaf out.

While we're out front, here is what the Grecian Windflowers are doing now:

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Grecian Windflowers

We have a lot of wind, so they should be happy.

Do you remember Mom and Dad put in a Butterfly Garden last year? The Pincushion Flower is already in bloom!

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Pincushion Flower!

Mom is mighty thrilled, as she's sure not everything she planted last Fall will have taken root. She really likes the Pincushion Flower, what with being a quilter and all.

Of our five varieties of lilacs, two are beginning to bloom! The first are always the "Skidmore" Lilacs (Mom named them after the friend who gave the cutting to her):

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"Skidmore" Lilacs

Next are the Old Fashioned Lilacs:

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Old Fashioned Lilacs

The Korean Dwarf Lilacs and the Miss Kims will be next; the "Beth" Lilac bush (a cutting from another friend) hasn't ever bloomed here, but it's still tiny. We're giving it time.

Lastly, but by no means least, do you know what smells even lovelier than Lilacs? Juddi Viburnum! Ours are starting to bloom:

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Juddi Viburnum

No one can resist giving them a sniff! Right, Maggie?

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"Mmm.... like Heaven on Earth!"

That's what's going on in our gardens so far!  Thanks for coming on our tour!  I hope you feel nice and serene now!

Cammie!

16 comments:

  1. We would really like some of your spring!

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  2. You have a lovely garden, and I imagine it's very peaceful and serene there. All those blooms are lovely! We have redbud too, and an azalea in the yard, and dogwood blooms. And there are some forget-me-nots in the yard. All pretty signs of spring. By the way, that first picture of you, Cammie, against the blue sky--gorgeous!

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  3. Looking delightful. I will pop over and we will afternoon tea in the garden. xx

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  4. How lovely! Enjoy your spring Sunday.

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  5. WOW.... that Redbud tree IS beautiful.... and we LOVE the WINDFLOWERS.... THANKS fur Sending the Serenity to US.

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  6. MAGGIE,
    OH MY WORD EVERY BLOOMING THING IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. YOU HAVE SOME NEW AND DIFFERENT FLOWERS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING
    THE FIRST SHOT OF THE GORGEOUS BLUE SKY, RED BUD SURROUNDING YOU IS SPECTACULAR!!! WOW WOW
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  7. We love all your beautiful blooms and are feeling very serene now, thanks Cammie!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  8. Beautiful flowers! Love that top pic of you, Cammie! Beautiful! Wish I had a green thumb!

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  9. Such beautiful flowers! We can almost smell them here! The Redbud tree is gorgeous against that fabulous blue sky!

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  10. soooo pretty!!! LOVE that last photo! We still have NO flowers here in Michigan yet! DakotasDen

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  11. thanks for the tour, Cammie! your garden is looking mighty pretty. the Pincushion flower is one of our mom's favorites. we are really looking forward to seeing your butterfly garden as it grows up :)

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

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  12. those are some pretty signs of spring

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  13. Aside from the heat, wasn't it just a beautiful day!!! Your flowers are all so pretty, especially that pincushion flower. Maggie, you are very good to just sniff, Lightning would probably take a taste:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  14. It's no wonder you ladies have so much purple in your garden. It's a very royal color!

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  15. What's going on in our garden is 6" of snow! You would love it. We are weeks away from seeing any of our shrubs bloom or leaf out. You are right about that viburnum. It make the whole yard smell terrific!

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  16. We are very late to post, but your spring flowers are so bewoooooooootiful!

    Kiki and Nala

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