Sunday, October 23, 2016

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  How about a stroll through our gardens to get our serenity fix this week?  Who's ready to walk around Ao4 Headquarters to see what we can see?  We'll start out front.

The Mums are still in full bloom:

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Me and my mum's Mums

I like the white ones. We also have sort of rust ones and pink ones. Here's a collage of all the colors:

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The Purple Love Grasses we showed you last week are super purple now - especially at dusk. Check them out:

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Putting the "purple" in Purple Love Grass

Mom loves them! And they don't get much taller than a foot or so!

We have one last Gerbera Daisy over here in the mailbox planter:

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"I wonder if I could ..."

I was going to pick it to send to a friend of ours, but she lives in Florida and Mom didn't think it would look too good by the time it got to her. I hope that old "it's the thought that counts" thing is true!

Here's a close up:

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This one's for you, Chris!!!  

Let's see what's buzzing out back. OH! Actually ...

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"Things are REALLY buzzing in the Bee Garden!"

The bees had a lot to say!

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"Oooh, seriously?"

Speaking of which, check out Mr. Bumble Bee on the Blanket Flower:

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I know there is a lot of talk about the decline in the number of bees around, but you sure couldn't tell that based on our garden activity! They're all OVER the place!

Some of our Coneflowers are still blooming:

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Beth Coneflowers, complete with bee

Some people don't think of ornamental grasses as "blooming", but we love their "flowers"!

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"Very nice!  Oooh!  That tickles my nose!"

We love the movement they give to the garden all year long!

That's a wrap for this week! Thanks for walking around our gardens with me.  We hope you feel nice and serene now!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

14 comments:

  1. Look at all that beautiful colour!

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  2. WooooooooooooooooW what a beautiful garden you have Maggie. You and Cam have green thumbs for sure. Mom said the first mums you showed looked like butter popcorn.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  3. Still lots of pretties! Your mom gets the sharpest photos. Do you help her?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  4. I luffs your BEAUTIFUL garden
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  5. You do love your bees.

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  6. What a lovely stroll Maggie, we are feeling very serene now, thanks!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  7. Your gardens are still all abloom!!! Such gorgeous mums. And Mom is crazy about your purple grasses. So unique.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  8. You still have lots of pretty flowers. We are getting ready to cut down our garden as all the flowers are done blooming.

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  9. So many pretty flowers!

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  10. Thanks for that beautiful tour, Maggs. Your garden is so lovely! Mom spent much of the day picking sticky weeds out of Moo's fur because our garden is not so lovely! ~Jack

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  11. Oh, your bees look very happy and busy. We love Purple Love Grass and yours looks amazing!

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  12. Those bees sure are busy busy!

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  13. All so very pretty!

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

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  14. Your garden is sooooooo beautiful! The purple grass is amazing!

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