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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  For Serene Scenery Sunday this week, I thought I'd walk you around some of our backyard gardens.  Let's start right up top by the gate!

"Nice crop of Blue Flags coming in up here, Mom!"
"Funny, Mags."

Just kidding.  Before the guys took out our Ash Trees, Mom dug up the sedum that were in that rocky area so they wouldn't get stomped.  She has them growing in big pots up top.  She put the flags in to remember where they were, in case she wants to put them - or something else - back in there.

Just down a bit are the Stella D'Oro Day Lilies

"I've got my eye on you guys!!!"

One Spring, when Mom was removing the dead stuff, one of them attacked her and poked her in the eye!  She ended up being OK, but it cost her a trip to the ER.  Ever since ... well, let me just say, "Don't turn your back on the Day Lilies!"

Further down are the Lavender plants!

"Ooh!  Bumblebees!!!"
"So many rules out here!  Honestly!"

At the end of that tier are some Daisies (not yet in bloom, but close!), Sedum, and this Butterfly Weed!

Butterfly Weed!

We have several of them scattered around the gardens - we are hoping the butterflies will enjoy them!

Here I am in the Friendship Garden:

Me in the Friendship Garden

I thought I saw something and Mom didn't have treats, so ... you know.

The coneflower on the left, by the pot-o-sedums, is a PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower.  It has some double blooms on it this year!

Double your pleasure, double your fun ...

Pretty cool!

"I think it's time for some zooming, Mom ..."

That's a wrap for this week!  Thanks for walking around the gardens with me.  It's time to start zooming around the grassy parts now!

Have a wonderful Sunday - keep it serene!!!

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Thatcher


  1. Maggie what lovely gardens you have placed all about your property. OH no how dare that 'tiger (lily) eye poke your mom's eye.
    MOL your mom is very clever to plant blue flags...and funny too.

    Hugs madi your bfff
    PS OMCs we are in for a few scorching days here in Dixie

  2. Everyone loves lavender, even the bumblebees. Maggie, this is one time we think you should listen to your Mom. Our daylilies are in full bloom now too. Dad wishes they would last longer and bloom all summer.

    Happy Father's Day to your Dad.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. Your gardens are always so beautiful and we never ever see a weed in them!

  4. Lovely flowers! We had no idea that they could be so dangerous though.

  5. I love your garden & garden tours!!

  6. What pretty flowers!


  7. Your mom's garden is so lovely! And now my mom knows to be a little wary around her day lilies! Thanks for the tip!

    Kiki and Nala

  8. You sure have a beautiful garden to play in, of course you being in the pictures makes it even prettier.