The Tuesday View: 21st June 2016

Cathy at Words and Herbs recently decided to host the Tuesday View, encouraging garden bloggers to post a photo of the same view of the garden week by week.

Last week I joined in for the first time showing the meditation circle at sunset. Today it is early morning, the most peaceful time to be in the garden. The sun is shining now but around 8 a.m. the sky was slightly overcast.

Meditation Circle - Early Morning

Meditation Circle – Early Morning

Not visible in this first picture, the first thing I encountered was a bunny munching leaves of grass just to the right of the bench.

Mostly oblivious, it hopped into the labyrinth and crossed its way toward the back edge of the circle.  Along its route the rabbit tasted different varieties of thyme, which are beginning to bloom.

Thyme For Breakfast

Thyme For Breakfast

Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'

Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’

Thyme In Meditation Circle (unknown variety)

Thyme In Meditation Circle (unknown variety)

Soon the bunny moved on to a small group of pansies and violas, leftover from fall and winter.

Bunny And Violas

Bunny And Violas

It is too hot here in summer for pansies so in late spring I replaced most of them with Angelonia. Having not purchased quite enough Angelonia to go around, on the backside of the circle I left three or four pansies until I could get back to the garden center. Scraggly and brown now, they still have a few blooms, enough I hope to keep the rabbit distracted from some newly emerging zinnias.

Angelonia is my favorite annual for the meditation circle “walls.” Sometimes known as summer snapdragon, these flowers bloom and bloom until first frost, no deadheading necessary.

Angelonia ’Serena Purple’

Angelonia ’Serena Purple’ with Thyme

Angelonia sp.

Angelonia sp.

Thanks to Cathy at Words and Herbs for hosting the Tuesday View. Check out her featured view and those of other gardeners.

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30 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 21st June 2016

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      There is a little vase of Angelonia in my kitchen right now. It tolerates drought too–that really caught my attention. I don’t have a good bunny solution.

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  1. Cathy

    It really does look peaceful early in the day Susie, and what a cute bunny… hope he keeps away from your flowers! The Angelonias are really lovely. I will have to try growing them one year as I don’t think I have seen them on sale here. Thanks for joining me Susie, and have a great week!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I think you’d enjoy Angelonia. There are some beautiful colors in the blues, purples and raspberry range. This year I didn’t plant it as close together and it hasn’t filled in yet, but it is beginning to be established. Poor bunny. Hope he runs away. Not sure how to get rid of him otherwise.

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  2. Kris Peterson

    The meditation circle seems an excellent choice for this meme, Susie, as I’ve seen how in changes with the seasons in viewing other posts. I’m surprised the cheeky bunny didn’t hop, hop, hop away the moment you appeared (although I have to say the squirrels in my garden are almost as casual).

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you. Hope I can maintain some interest each week for showing the meditation circle Kris, but it’s already getting so hot and humid I don’t want to be outdoors to tend it. The bunny didn’t seem to really be aware of my presence the other day. I’ve gotten much closer other times. Makes me wonder how he survives.

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  3. rickii

    It was high drama in the nursery the other day when the communal cat caught and released (into the overcrowded office) a small bunny. We’re hoping he tells his friends and family that the Joy Creek veggies are protected by a ferocious guardian and they will now stay away.

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  4. Chloris

    Obviously a bunny of some discrimination. He reminds me of a gourmet sampling a tasting menu. It looks beautiful Susie and I agree, the angelonias are beautiful.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you. The angelonia are still filling in but I adore it for taking care of itself and not counting on me. Didn’t want to show all the bunny photos I had actually taken, but there’s one of him standing at the edge of the border surveying the offerings. He is partial to the creeping phlox (no longer in bloom but nice a green).

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  5. gardeninacity

    Those Angelonias look great. I’ve never noticed the rabbits nibbling on the Zinnias or Thyme. Among the annuals, the sunflowers, parsley and dill seems to be their favorite.

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  6. bittster

    What a nice time of day to enjoy the garden, and it appears the rabbit feels the same way! Nice that the angelonia is doing its thing out there without any fussing. I hope mine do the same as it heats up outside and I have no desire to fuss over anything!

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