Sunday, June 19, 2016

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie!  For Serene Scenery Sunday this week, we have a bit of a garden tour lined up for you.  Ready to take a look at what's blooming here at Ao4 Headquarters?  Let's have a look around!

Let's start by the mailbox!  We finally have a new bloom on the Gerbera Daisies!

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Gerbera Daisy against the Kansas Sky

In the Butterfly Garden, the Butterfly Bushes are doing great! Here's one of them:

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Butterfly Bush

The plants in there are all less than a year old; Mom is still filling in with rock chunks (thanks Dad! and happy Father's Day!) and new plants. Here is a look at part of the whole tier:

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Part of the Butterfly Garden

In the foreground is one of the new plants - a hybrid Sombrero/Hot Coral Coneflower! It's the sort of chili-pepper colored one! See toward the back, the tall yellow one? That's another new one - a Daydream Coneflower! They should do well in there and help attract more butterflies!

Here is one of the PowWow Wild Berry Coneflowers:

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PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower

Here is one of the Black Eyed Susans out back in the Wildflower Garden:

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Black Eyed Susan

The ones Mom planted in the Fall didn't make it, so she bought more and re-planted. She REALLY wanted Black Eyed Susans in there!

Mom still can't get enough of the Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers.

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Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

Can you see the other Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers in the background? They're so multi-colored!  Let's take a look!

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Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers; Yarrow in the background

Here is a Daylily Mom started from seeds that our aunt sent her about 15 or more years ago:

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Aunt Janet Daylilies

This is their best year yet!

Lastly, our Becky Daisies are starting to explode in blooms! Even though Mom trimmed them way back early on, they are HUGE - about 4 feet tall!

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Becky Daisies

If you'd like to see more photos of our gardens, please click here to visit our FlickR album!

We hope you feel nice and serene now!  Have a lovely Sunday - and stay cool and hydrated!

Cammie!

16 comments:

  1. Such beautiful blooms! Happy Father's Day to your dad, girls!

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  2. Oh i luffs your bud dleia bush…I let sum Buttie Pillars lose this weekend, I do hopes they find their way over there!
    You haf a garden filled wiv lovely (and yummy) beautiful flowers
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. Now THESE are gardens! We're always very impressed. And that daisy looks very fierce, doesn't it?

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  4. Your garden is looking great. We have a lot of cone flowers too but ours haven't opened yet.

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  5. Your garden is so lovely!! Are mom and dad the gardeners or do they have help? It's a lot of work just to deadhead flowers!

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  6. Your garden is so lovely!! Are mom and dad the gardeners or do they have help? It's a lot of work just to deadhead flowers!

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    1. We do it all! Thanks! 😄

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    2. Wow! I'm extra impressed now. Your blooms are so lovely. Thanks for sharing and bringing serene to my Sunday!

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    3. Wow! I'm extra impressed now. Your blooms are so lovely. Thanks for sharing and bringing serene to my Sunday!

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  7. We loves looking at your garden!

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  8. in the first photo, the petals look like bananas!! lol DakotasDen

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  9. thank you for the garden tour, ladies!

    -Otto

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  10. Oh yes! I do feel cool and serene! (and it has nothin' to do with the frozen margaritas....) Those Cheyenne Spirit Cornflowers are so purty!!! they are almost iridescent!! Very cool! Thanks for the tour gurls!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  11. Aroooooooo! I love all the colors in your garden! And we do love a butterfly garden so much.

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  12. We always feel so very serene after visiting your garden!! Just look at all those beautimous blooms!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  13. We love those Daisy flowers
    Lily & Edward

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