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.
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.
Soon the bunny moved on to a small group of pansies and violas, leftover from fall and winter.
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.
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The Angelonia looks perfect for a vase too. I’m going to look it up. Good luck with keeping the bunny off the Zinnias!
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.
Oh no, it’s the cute bunny delima. In the end, I moved.
Opps. That would be dilemma. The dylexia (or delyxia) is in full force today!
I can see how moving might be the only sane solution Marian!
Your circle with the trees and white picket fence behind it, looks like the perfect spot to reflect on the day.
Thank you, it is a peaceful place to start the day, but if I look around too much I see much work to be done.
My, it looks you have one of our bunnies. Could it be Flopsy or Mopsy?
Flopsy or Mopsy may be in this one’s ancestry. Hope it strikes out to find new adventures soon.
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!
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.
Beautiful Angelonia. I like your meditation circle.
Thank you. The meditation circle is one of my favorite parts of my garden.
Bunnies are cute, but I’d prefer them to stay in the meadow!
I agree Eliza, there are plenty of places nearby for this one to move.
Your garden is beautiful. 🙂 And, I’m glad our resident bunny lives in a hutch, and I pick the fresh lettuce for him.
Thanks Judy! Your bunny has a good life.
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).
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.
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.
Probably told a good story when he got home. Maybe he had a large dose of camomile tea.
wow, the photo of the pink chintz thyme is amazing!
Thank you! There is lots of thyme blooming but it’s been very tricky trying to get a photo of it to share.
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.
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).
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.
I don’t have any of those favorites you mention so hope the rabbit follows your observation.
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!
I so agree. Good luck with your angelonia. Mine took a while to settle in but is happy now.