Sunday, May 22, 2016

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Who would like to go look around the gardens today?  There are all kinds of things going on out there, guaranteed to help you feel serene!  Let's start out front with some fun shots!

How about we start out front!  The Clematis by the mailbox is finally blooming!

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Clematis

Mom was playing with a new lens.  Here's another:

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Hen and Chicks

And one last shot with the Fish Eye lens:

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Dragon's Blood Sedum

Down in the Butterfly Garden, the Hummingbird Mint is blooming like crazy!

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Hummingbird Mint

And down near the Wildflower Garden, the newer Hummingbird Mint is starting to bloom!!!

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The other Hummingbird Mint

Just down from that, Mom put in some huge sunflowers last Fall.  They aren't blooming yet, but the plants look good:

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Maximillian Sunflowers

If you look past the sunflowers, you can see the Wildflower Garden.  Mom put a bunch of new stuff in there this week:  Black Eyed Susans, Yarrow, Coreopsis, Blanket Flowers - and ordered more things, too!  Some of the coneflowers she put in in the Fall are ready to burst!  Here is one:

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Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers

Here's an over-all look at the Wildflower Garden:

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The Wildflower Garden

It will look much fuller when the plants mature!

If you stand in the Wildflower Garden, and look up the hill, you see the Friendship Garden:

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Looking up at the Friendship Garden

All the tiny sedum cuttings Mom put in in the Fall are taking hold and are growing!  She's very happy about that!

If you step up on that rock wall to your left and turn, you have a nice view down the first tier of the yard:

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Top tier

There are Blue Oat Grasses, lots of different sedum varieties, some spirea bushes, the Amur Maples -- and the long grass area is a great place to run, run, run!!!

Here's a look at the next tier down:

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Bottom tier

The grassy area down there is perfect for playing Siberian Rules Fetch!  Anyway, in the shot, you can see the Magic Carpet Spirea, Feather Reed Grass, a Switch Grass, near the end - the Lavender!  Here's a better look at those:

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Lavender, just starting to bloom!

I wish you could smell it - it would make you feel so good!

Thanks for walking through the gardens with me!  Have a lovely, serene Sunday.

Cammie!

12 comments:

  1. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH beautiful!!! your mom has more than a green thumb I think she has a green arm, hand and leg!!!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  2. That Clematis picture is a real show stopper! You girls sure have the most beautiful gardens and flowers EVER!

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  3. my fave photos are the ones with the fisheye lens! So cool!! DakotasDen

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  4. We always love taking a stroll through your gardens.

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  5. So very beautiful!!! Definitely feeling that serenity:0

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  6. We loved your photos, especially the giant sunflower photos cuz mom planted some too. Unfortunately mom's plants are only 1"high. Please cross your paws for her plants!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy and Stanley

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  7. We always feel serene after a walk through your most beautiful garden!
    Thanks Gals!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  8. How beautiful! I wish I had a wonderful green thumb like your mom's! Thanks for the tour of the pretty gardens!

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  9. You have the garden Lady dreams of, but ail never do the work to get. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  10. OMD! That new lens is SO cool! Such beautiful photos of beautiful flowers.

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  11. OH MY.... your flowers and landscaping are all so EYE CATCHING and PLEASING... THANKS fur taking us on the tour... We have some Dragon's Eye thingys butt OURS are new and just TINY so far... WE want some Hens and Chicks too. butt have not gotten any yet....

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  12. What pretty flowers! I want to come play in your garden sometime.

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