Sunday, May 11, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  I have a lot to show you this week for Serene Scenery Sunday, so let's get started!  We're going to take a look around our gardens, then a quick look at some of the pretty things we've seen on our walks lately!

Out front, our Grecian Windflowers are still blooming!

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This is really the first year they've done much, so Mom is thrilled. She's also thrilled with our Snowball Viburnum:

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She and Dad planted that from a "sucker" off some bushes that died out, so they're both really happy with how it's doing. Maggie and I would be happier if they were real snowballs, but you can't have everything - right?

Remember last week, Mags showed you our Korean Dwarf Lilacs? They weren't doing much then, but look at them now:

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Me and the Korean Dwarf Lilacs

Aren't they beautiful? And they smell really nice, too. Here ... stick your snooter in:

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Mmm... could you smell them? They have a much smaller bloom than our Skidmore Lilacs and Old Fashioned Lilacs, but they are just as fragrant!

Out back, our Miss Kim Lilacs are just getting underway:

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They aren't at their peak quite yet!

Come on! Let's see what else is going on back here!

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Oh! There is "snow" all over our Yorktown Snow Flower Tree now:

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Click here to compare it to what it was like just a week ago!

I know what else I want to show you! Follow me!

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Run, run, run!

We are growing herbs and tomatoes this year! Here I am, checking on the Cilantro:

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"Mmmm.... cilantrrrrrro!"

Here's a look after I helped Mom put the tomatoes in:

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Rosemary and Cilantro in the blue pots.
Sage and two different Chives in the first square.
Each of the troughs have Lemon Grass, Basil, and tomatoes of different varieties.  And some Marigolds, too.
The last square has Grape Tomatoes and more Marigolds.

Mom and Dad can't wait for homegrown tomatoes!

We also have Lavender, but it doesn't hang out with the other herbs. Here are our Lavender bushes:

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Moving out of our garden and on to our walks, we saw this Western Meadowlark:

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He and another Meadowlark were singing back and forth across the fields to each other. It was a lovely duet!

We also saw more Prairie Groundsel:

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... and the Blue Wild Indigo is springing up!

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What a beautiful time of year! I hope you saw lots of beautiful things this week that helped you feel serene!

Cammie!

16 comments:

  1. Your garden is really beautiful. We are keeping our paws crossed for some good tomatoes this year as two years running they have failed because of our bad Summers. Cilantro gosh that bugged us at first as over here we call it coriander. We had no idea it was the same thing. Happy Mother's day to mum and have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. SO many beautiful thingys to see... WE love how you have your herb and tomato garden set up... VERY attractive.

    Happy Mother's Day to your mom.

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  3. First off - Happy Mothers day to your Mom......we can almost smell those lilacs....one of moms favorites

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  4. We haven't visited for a week, and there were so many great pictures! We especially like the "sibes in the sunset"---soooo pretty! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

    Kiki and Nala

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  5. We do enjoy seeing all those flowers
    Happy Mother's Day
    Lily & Edward

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  6. Happy Sunday my friends, I love all your flowers in the garden! I especially love Lilac for their rich fragrance. I wonder if you are having nice weather today or maybe winter decided to descend on you again too.
    Happy Mother's Day to your mom.
    Wags,
    Noreen & Hunter

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  7. What beautiful flowers! Mom can't wait to bury her nose in a bunch of lilacs! Happy Mother's Day to your mom, Cammie and Maggie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  8. You have many of the same flowering shrubs we have but yours are about a week or so ahead of ours with blooming. Happy Mother's Day!

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  9. Aaaaaahhhhhhhhh...we are feeling so very serene Cammie, our Mama especially likes the herb garden!! Mama just loves being able to walk out the back and get the herb she needs!!

    Happy Mother's Day Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  10. Such a gorgeous yard of blooms!

    We bet Huffle would love that blue pot:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  11. Wow, wow, wow! It is truly spring there, and you have such gorgeous flowers! Enjoy!!!!! And thanks for sharing.

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  12. You have so many pretty plants in your yard, Cammie! We need to get our mom on putting more color in ours. We sure do like your veggie and herb garden set up. our mom is excited about her tomato plants too...we just don't get it...
    Have a great week!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  13. Those are beautiful flowers! My mom can't wait for home grown tomatoes either (might help if she grew some of them!)
    Happy Mother's Day, Karen!

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  14. What a beautiful garden - I like your lilacs the best (so far). Thank you for making it a serene Sunday : )

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  15. Hello there Cammie!

    You got lot of blooms there. Such a beautiful garden. Happy Mother's Day to your Mom and we send you lots of hugs.

    Love,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

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  16. Momma just loves looking at your pawesome yard. I love it too -- because looking at YOURS is the closest I'll ever get to looking at a pretty yard! BOL.

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