Let's start here:
|"Ready to see what we can see?"|
That's up on the top tier. The morning is the only time there's shade back there. I mean anywhere in the back yard.
If we do NOT jump off the wall (yeah, Mom; got it...) but walk down a bit into the sunny all the time area, we have lots of different varieties of Sedum. Here's one I especially like:
|Lime Zinger Sedum|
It will get even a bolder green later in the Summer. It's totally cool.
Oooh! Quick! Look up on the power line!
There had been two of them on our fence, but they left when Mom got her camera. Of course. She was happy when one came back for a snack. Back to the garden!
Here I am, in front of the Bee Garden:
Mom couldn't get a good shot of the garden itself; the morning lighting is challenging. Trust me when I say that one of the Russian Sages in there is about 4 feet tall now! How exciting!
Let's check out the Friendship Garden next!
Some of the Sedum Mom rooted is doing so well that she'll be able to remove the flags marking where they are! That makes her all kinds of serene!
Let's go down the hill a bit.
|"Before we go any further, I'd like you all to know that I'm only posing because Mom had treats.|
And I was a little bit tired."
Anyway ... I was checking out the Wildflower Garden in that shot. Here's another look:
|"Looking good, Mom!"|
On the left, that's a Black Eyed Susan; it's ready to bloom! And on the right, that is a Mesa Peach Blanket Flower. Let's very carefully go into the Wildflower Garden!
The Coneflowers are all doing really well! The one in bloom is a Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower. Mom forgot to take a shot of it with the camera, but here's an iPhone shot:
|Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers|
Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers can be cream, yellow, gold, orange, scarlet, red, or purple! Mom put ours in this Fall, so it's the first bloom; we had no idea what color ours were! We have two other ones that haven't bloomed yet!
Right down from the Wildflower Garden, where the second, or middle tier starts, we have some Butterfly Weed to attract butterflies!
|"Here it is!"|
It's the orange stuff there. To the left of that is a big hunk of Becky Daisies. They'll bloom later. Behind me are the Maximilian that Cammie showed you last week. They're so nice and tall that even though they're down on that bottom tier, we can see them from up top!
Moving down that middle tier, one of the plants just starting to bloom is the Red Creeping Thyme:
|Creeping Thyme. And quite possibly my snooter on the right.|
Yes, it's Red Creeping Thyme, but it's pink. Bipeds! I'll never figure them out!
Down near the end of that tier is the lavender!
|"Do not eat the bees. Do not eat the bees. Do not ..."|
Sorry. I had to concentrate! But the Lavenders look really nice and smell good. The bees think so, too!
That's pretty much of a wrap for this week!
|"Do you feel serene now?"|
We hope you enjoyed walking around the back yard with us and that you feel nice and serene! Have a terrific Sunday!