As near as I can tell my favorite apple tree is a ‘Honey Crisp’. It’s apples are sweet with just enough tart to make your mouth water. We had so many apples this year I decided we just had to find a use. Crockpot Apple Butter Having never tasted apple butter, I have very little […]
Powdery mildew — an ever present danger in Colorado gardens. To battle it on a peony I am trying a top coat of a mouthwash solution. 9/4/2016 powdery mildew. 30% solution mouthwash applied to leaves. Trimmed lower leaves.
Who wouldn’t want to see a huge stinking bloom? The Denver Botanic gardens tweeted on August 6 they had another corpse flower ready to bloom. Thinking we had time we waited until the next day to see it… But the bloom had already passed. Little stinker seen below had already begun to fold up shop. […]
Meet my favorite rose in my yard. It has no name nor pedigree I can ascertain. But it’s special because it’s survived. It’s special because it’s yellow, a color mom always wanted. It went from a poor existence under heavy plastic to a temporary spot full of buried weed barrier and
The dog days of summer. I always wondered what that meant. I picture it as the time to take to the shade and enjoy all the hard work of spring and early summer. It’s the time to bring out the cooling sounds of a fountain. Sip sun tea on the veranda. The planting is […]
I saw this picture I took a few days back and it’s the perfect back drop for a saying that speaks to me.
Now this looks like a pickle. Just over two inches long. The cucumber leaves are showing a fungus of some type .. But not powdery mildew. Will need to look that up. Along with a recipe for rope tying. Another squash flower with a bee on its anther.
Long lists. Many hours. Planning, scheduling, bending, lifting. But I once again have my garden ready to enjoy. And it couldn’t come soon enough! The gardener can’t rest until the plants are watered, birds fed, and the vision meets the envisioned. This year The afternoon view in mid-July. This picture was taken prior to our […]
It was great to spend time with my dearest friend Brenda at the Chatfield Farm at Denver Botanic Gardens. Showing off over 800 lavender plants of many varieties, the lavender festival catered to all visitors with garden tours, food, and many vendors selling products made from the plant. In my garden, ‘Provence’ has done well, […]
The spaghetti squash is going mad! Or should I say growing mad!?