Ideas for a dry pond base

I want the dry pond to have a visual impact on the left side of the garden.  I imagine a beautiful lush green lawn with a pond that reflects the light and sky.  While I’d love to have a true water pond, the maintenance with a zoomy dog like ours may prove to be more… Continue reading Ideas for a dry pond base

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Exuberance to the point of annoyance. O Datura

The datura in my yard is the migrant of a desert plant from my old neighbor Lil.  Her datura’s seeds made their way north along the rock border towards my yard and I took a spike of seeds for myself.   Since then daturas have been part of the driest areas of my garden. Datura wrighti  also… Continue reading Exuberance to the point of annoyance. O Datura

Garden 2019 native plants to convert the lawn

My lawn is no longer sustainable in its current form.  Not because its not beautiful or healthy with the additional water.   Its just that. water.  Denver is not considering the concrete jungle its creating.  Density is thirsty. Its replacement must be maintenance sustainable. The ease of lawn mowing is overstated.  Unless you move to a… Continue reading Garden 2019 native plants to convert the lawn

Finally a space for a bridge and grassland?

Sketch Meadow and Wood from the path entrance

The Vision:  A calming mixture of dry stream and waves of nature inviting grass.  Creating better visual balance is key. When I envision a calm harmonizing place I think of the zen garden.  The subdued palette, natural material and simple symbolism.  I think of  its interactive purpose in bringing you fully into the present moment.… Continue reading Finally a space for a bridge and grassland?

Western Wallflower

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Tips to provide protected nesting sites for Native Bees

Protecting and Providing Nesting for Native Bees and Wasps There are products on the market to provide cheap, renewable bee hotels for our native bees and wasps. Here are a few things to help your bees be at home. Leave open ground (no mulch) with sandy soil for ground Keep a wood pile where borers… Continue reading Tips to provide protected nesting sites for Native Bees

Mildew Prevention methods for all the plants in my garden.

Zuchinni after two weeks oil treatment

Powdery mildew is a major factor in my decision NOT to plant cucumbers in 2019. Luckily I still have pickles in the cupboard, but for those who must have pickles …. try these preventative measures to get ahead of any mildew problems. 3  PREVENTION methods that won’t harm the bugs… Better site the cucumbers –… Continue reading Mildew Prevention methods for all the plants in my garden.