5.04.2011

Surprised and WOW US Wednesdays 13

Welcome to WUW # 13. I was working in the yard on Sunday afternoon and I decided I needed to get some flowers for the bed in the front yard so we made a trip to Home Depot. Actually Home Depot is only five minutes from our house. We also needed some fertilizer with weed killer in it since we have been taken over by pesky weeds. They are so much worse this year. We do everything right each year to keep this yard in shape and it just doesn't matter. We still get taken over with weeds. I hate weeds! I love thick green manicured lawns and those do not include weeds. Alright, I am through venting!


We ended up getting some knockout roses for this area. I see them everywhere around here so they should do good. Only problem I don't have luck with roses, but maybe since this area gets lots of sun they will survive.


I know these grow taller than I want so I guess I will be pruning a lot to keep them small.




All the rose bushes were marked cherry red, but we obviously got one oddball pink one. That's o.k. I like variety.

While out working I saw some high places in the pine needles and went over to mash them down or to see if it was more lirope coming up under the pine needles. When I mashed it down with my foot all of a sudden something ran out from under my foot and I screamed! We have had a copperhead snake in here before so I get a little nervous. Do you see the little baby at the edge of the hole? Really hard to see. 

This is what ran out of a hole under the pine needles. There were three of them. They ran out one at a time. They are so cute. I ran in to get my camera and this was close to dusk. I can't believe I tried to mash their home in. Sorry babies.


This one came out blurred, but I only had a few chances to grab these shots. We didn't want to scare them off. Mr. Savvy was very surprised that the mama chose the front yard to have her babies. I hope they make it. We have a lot of predators around here. I know the hawks would love a rabbit dinner.



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84 comments:

  1. OH MY! Look at those precious bunnies! What fun to see them! And knock out roses are very popular here in our neighborhood! They are so beautiful and keep on blooming! ♥

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  2. Ohh how absolutely sweet those little bunnies are!! They are adorable! Will be fun to watch them grow. Hopefully since they are so near your house they will be well protected! Thanks for hosting! :)

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  3. What sweet babies! So much better than a snake!
    Brenda

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  4. Darling bunnies! Hope you don't have cats .... I had a very bad boy cat that loved tasty baby bunnies!

    Candy

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  5. These are just precious! We have them under our shed, so I don't see them often. My little dog likes to catch them and bring them to us...intact thankfully!

    Thanks for hosting the party, I'm finally joining!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. I bet Bailey would just love to play with the new neighbors. They are too adorable! Keep us posted on their well-being.

    Thanks for hosting tonight!

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  7. OMG Kim they are so cute!! I love bunnies and love your new roses too! I never had luck with roses but my neighbors are beautiful. Martina

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  8. How adorable those little bunnies, hope they never grow!, so much etter than snakes...yack! Your garden is gorgeous too! Thank you for hosting and having me.
    Hugs
    FABBY

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  9. Those bunnies are so adorable! I want one!
    :)clare

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  10. Cute Bunny Kim. We had to dig out our Knockouts on the patio wall...they got to be huge!! We enjoyed them several years though. They were quite a show piece against the white stairs.

    We just got back from the lake. Almost forgot to post my WOW post, this evening! I bought a little canvas at Marshall's and posted it at my facebook and one thing led to another...someone mentioned it looked like The Shell Seekers illustrations, which sent me on a search. I didn't find the illustration I was looking for but I did find a wonderful artist in B'ham who has a blog. That was like a nice surprise bonus.:-) Anyhow...I'll be back to visit the partiers in the morning...long day today!

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  11. I thought you were going to say it was a snake again, Kim! I have those little babies in my back and front yards. Toddler size ones, too. Arent't they adorable. I love watching them play tag with each other.

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  12. You will love knock out roses! I have 1 bush in my perenial garden and just love it. It does go through a time when the weather is very hot that it does not bloom, but picks up again in the fall.
    Those bunnies are so cute.
    Thanks for hosting WUW!
    Yvonne

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  13. I am wowed by the bunnies!!! Too, too cute!

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  14. Kim, those rabbit babies are absolutely adorable! I hope they make it. I know that rabbits are pests, but it's hard for me to think of them that way--they're so cute!

    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party. I'm glad I finally got a chance to join you again!

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  15. OMGosh, my heart was in my throat for a moment. I hate, hate, HATE snakes! What a relief to see that you have precious bunnies instead. Adorable! Thanks for hosting the party. :)

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  16. Sweet baby bunnies! It doesn't get much better than that! I planted knock out roses 2 years ago and I love them. Very maintenance free and so easy!

    Good luck with them!

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  17. I think I'd have a heart attack. Those little bunnies are adorable. Let's hope they stay safe until they're old enough to find another home. I'm glad you were able to get some pictures before they ran off.

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  18. Oh the little babies are so cute. I am amazed they were that close to the house. The roses are going to be gorgeous. They should do really well. Thanks for hosting a fun party. Hugs, Marty

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  19. I hope your roses do wonderfully there, what a lovely splash of color they will add to the area.

    I am so glad you did not squish the little bunny and even happier for you it was not the icky snake.

    I don't have a WUW to share this week but love popping over to see what is going on.

    Have a great week
    Blessings Kelsie

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  20. Kim, the knock outs should do well for you as long as deer do not eat them. The deer eat mine to the ground. Bunnies eat plants too. ♥O

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  21. Hi Kim..your lawn is looking better than ever. Good luck with the roses, they sure will look gorgeous there. Cute little bunny! Thanks for hosting.

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  22. How adorable - we have too many cats to have cuties like this around - although we do have a lot of squirrels!
    Love knockout,my neighbor has double knockout roses they look wonderful -
    Hope you have a great week,
    Kathy

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  23. Those bunnies are just precious! You will love your Knock-out roses. Thanks for hosting this great party.

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  24. How adorable! A much better surprise than snakes! We have lots of little bunnies around here in the spring, too! Lovely roses!

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  25. Awwww, the bunnies are so cute. I did get surprised by a snake - a copperhead - last week at my sisters in Georgia. It was about a foot from me and yes I about peed my pants. Would have much rather been surprised by bunnies. lol

    Thanks for hosting again!

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  26. Kim,
    The bunnies are so cute. I am glad you found them. I love the knockout roses. No fuss at all. Just watch them grow!

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  27. OMG, go to Candy's blog to seeher knock outs!!! Amazing! Yours will be gorgeous and the perfect pop of color. I would LOVE to have a CLEAN, manicured lawn and yard but it is impossible living in the woods. However, I posted my yard BLOOMING today. Please stop over! The bunnies are so sweet and thank God it wasn't a SNAKE!!!! XO, Pinky

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  28. Hi Kim! Cute bunnies! We seem to get several every year that live in my backyard, so I have to keep the staff indoors until they leave! I LOVE knockout roses! They really are worry-free! I have them in the part of my yard that I always forget about and they do great! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie
    PS...This rain is great for all the stuff we have planted! :-)

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  29. We have lots of little bunnies around our place too, so cute! I love my knockout roses, I hope yours do well for you..they look beautiful! Thanks for hosting the lovely party..we gals at the fence appreciate you!

    Heather and Vanessa

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  30. Your beds and flowers look wonderful and your little friend is adorable!

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  31. Awww! look at the bunnies!
    I gave up on trying to grow roses years ago - never had much luck with them.
    Hope you are enjoying your week.

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  32. Yor yard looks great, the roses will be beautiful! Thanks for hosting!
    ~Faye

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  33. nice one for wordless... Happy WW! I hope to see you around @ my little world.

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  34. what sweet little bunnies! we have some that make their home under our back stairs, and i love seeing them as babies. good luck with your roses!

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  35. what sweet little bunnies! we have some that make their home under our back stairs, and i love seeing them as babies. good luck with your roses!

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  36. Thanks for hosting this fun blog party.

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  37. Kim, those baby bunnies are so sweet! And clearly they have good taste since they picked your beautiful yard!

    Kat :)

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  38. Oh Kim ~ If I ever saw a coral snake in my yard I would have to move! So glad it was a cute little bunny. I think your knock out roses will be just beautiful!! Thanks for hosting!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  39. The roses are gorgeous but those bunnies! I hope they make it too.

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  40. Well, that's why I decided not to camp in your yard! I don't want to get mashed! Your roses are lovely but the bunny pics take the prize. So darned cute, aren't they...even if they do eat up all your plants!

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  41. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I'm joining your party but I'm really stretching it this week. I hope you won't kick me out! :)
    You know I'm your biggest fan!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  42. Your roses are beautiful Kim, and the bunnies are sooo cute! laurie

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  43. Oh, what sweet bunnies!!

    Those knock-outs are supposed to be very low maintenance. I have family members who have them and they say you can't go wrong with them. I'm planning to get some too before it gets too hot out.

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  44. What sweet little bunnies on your doorstep! Great wildlife shots! Thanks for hosting, Kim!

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  45. How precious! Thank you again for hosting this wonderful party!

    Carol

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  46. The knock out roses are so pretty, Kim and those bunnies, OMG, they are so cute!...Christine

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  47. I love my knock out roses Kim, they are very easy - they take care of themselves!

    What sweet bunnies!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  48. What cute bunnies!! I'd take a bunny over a snake any day of the week!!

    Thanks for hosting!

    {HUGS},
    kristi

    http://ishouldbemoppingthefloor.blogspot.com

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  49. My goodness it's only Tuesday night and you all ready have over 100 people partying with you!! Hey bunnies are so dang cute, but don't they eat flowers? Hmmmm wondering how cute they really are then? Or maybe it's the garden they eat....Good luck!

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  50. Kim,
    That is so sweet! I love baby bunnies. We had a bunny nest in my herb garden one year. Very hard to see until I was cleaning out the dead leaves and grass and there it was. Thanks for having us.
    Sherry

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  51. Those babies are sooo cute.
    Thanks for sharing the little bunnies with us.
    xoxo bj

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  52. Kim, I could never grow roses until I tried the knock outs. We planted some last Spring and this year they are covered with flowers. The bunnies are adorable! Thanks for hosting.

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  53. Oh My Goodness I'm on "CUTE OVERLOAD HERE"! They are just darling!!! I used to put my carrot peels out for the baby bunnies AND I got to watch them grow and NIBBLE away at the peels. TOO CUTE!
    Thank you so much for sharing
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  54. wow! your grass is sooo lush and green! it looks amazing! the knockouts will add that pop of color! thanks for hosting! i always like to see what other people come up with! andie @ http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com

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  55. Fabulous Linky party and I want a rabbit baby!!!!


    Too adorable for words

    Janet xox

    PS..thank you for hosting

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  56. Hopping by to share in the baby love here. Thanks for having all of us over. May your roses bloom and brighten each day!

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  57. Hi Kim ... I am linked up with you WUW... love to be here ...
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  58. Oh how adorable! We had a bunny live in our backyard for over a year, he would walk up and sit next to us. Of course the doxie's gave him a merry chase, but I think he enjoyed it!

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  59. Roses and bunnies in spring - doesn't get any better!! I know some people don't want bunnies nesting in their yards but I get super excited when I see a hole and 'evidence' -- they're so stinkin' cute! Thanks for hosting again!

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  60. Hi Kim, Thanks for hosting! The bunnies are adorable.I love your roses. I just planted some over the weekend. I hope the deer stay away.

    Kathy

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  61. Kim, your roses are gorgeous. I really want some but they intimidate me...maybe I'll give it a try? Those bunnies are adorable and so precious! Thanks for having me!

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  62. Beautiful flowers & cute bunnies! Thanks for hosting this party each week!

    www.designedtodwell.blogspot.com

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  63. How sweet!! I pray they make it!! I also wanted to tell you how much I love your new blue cabinet Kim! It looks beautiful in your dining room and brings out the blue in the toile curtains! As always just beautiful!

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  64. Thanks for hosting, Kim! =) Your yard is amazing and the bunny is adorable. XOXO ~Liz

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  65. I have done the same thing as far as running for my camera to get a photo of something I spot in nature...Gets the heart pumping
    KAT

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  66. I'd have been upset too, they are so cute I think, even when they are full grown!
    Thanks for hosting such a great linky party for us!

    Rondell

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  67. those are adorable, we just bought a seaside cottage and it came with bunnies too, my first time ever living with them :)

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  68. Impeccable! Your home is impeccable inside and out! Just gorgeous!!! :-)


    Have a great day!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  69. Your garden is lovely...the bunny family thinks so too. :) Happy Wednesday.

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  70. who doesn't love those bunnies? They are just too cute but they sure eat your flowers and garden plants( I will share with them)

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  71. Adorable! That's sweet that you are enjoying them rather than trying to get rid of them...

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  72. ohhhhh, soooo sweet...hope they stay safe!

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  73. Don't have anything to link this week, but I did want to tell you I have some forever roses that have pink and red on the same bush! They are so pretty (and easy to take care of!!!)

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
    www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

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  74. What an adorable suprise...a little bunny hopping out, much better than a snake!

    By the way, ignore my email, I was able to figure out what I was doing wrong in trying to link up.

    Thanks!

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  75. The bunny's are too cute! We always see the "evidence" of bunny's in our yard but rarely do we see the actual thing. I so understand how you feel about the weeds. I swear they have a mind of their own. The Knockout Roses are AWESOME. I have 5 in my yard & they're soooo easy. Water is all they need. Love them!

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  76. Even though rabbits can cause a lot of garden havoc, those bunnies are cute!

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  77. Knock out roses have been a big hit across the south especially because humidity and extreme heat made some others difficult to grow. Let me suggest Drift Roses. They were developed by the people who did Knock Outs. They only grow 18 inches high and spread about 3 feet. They come in several colors. No pruning unless you just want to. You'll love them.

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  78. Good luck with your roses. I hear pine needles are the best mulch for them. That's what I used last month.
    If mine survive, I'll do more.
    Rita

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  79. That's a nice surprise!! I love rabbits!

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  80. Love the bunnies. My heart jumped when you mentioned the copperhead. Bob just killed on our drive yesterday and my next door neighbor had one in her garage a week ago. We think they are coming from a lot that is being cleared.
    Sooooo glad it was bunnies.
    I thought I had linked up but don't see my thumbnail. I will try to link again.
    Thanks for visiting my living room. I know we both like creamy yellows.
    Hugs, Ginger

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  81. Precious !! They'll be okay (let's hope) !! We had a family of bunnies in our pine straw a couple of years ago ... I would actually lose sleep at night, worrying about a snake from our marsh coming to visit them. They're so cute, aren't they? And, love your knock-outs! Trust me, if I haven't killed ours, yours will be fine !!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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