The plants I track in my Colorado garden. Zone: 5 Light: 2020 – 30% sun, 35% part-shade, 35% shade. Looking out my patio I face northwest and the majority of the yard is shaded by numerous trees throughout the day. A large maple was removed in 2019 at the southwestern edge that has created more… Continue reading Back Yard Plant List
Does this peach look right? Not the look I was going for. But perhaps from this we’ll get and even better shape for a very loose espalier. Definitely looking bushy. But underneath I might just see the fan I was hoping for. Below is where we started. Spring trimming 2020
Lilacs are native to the Southeast Europe. A plant I have loved, loved since childhood, its scent is like no other. Our first lilac grew huge in the middle of our haphazard back yard on the edge of the front range plains. It was a bright spot among the false starts, weedy grass, and scattered… Continue reading Ideas for training lilacs into trees
In early January I froze and number of seeds to to begin the stratification process. Then I remove them and put them in the fridge. Not sure how this is going to turn out. The native plum and light blue grass I got from our from our open space show signs of mold. Today I… Continue reading Stratified seeds frozen then two weeks refrigerated.
Hunter MP rotator adjustment using the mp tool for the lawn sprinklers. The left most side of the arc is indicated by a vertical silver piece on the shaft. Arc adjusted with the circular part and to increase you move it to the right, decrease to the left. A sprinkler’s radius is adjusted down by… Continue reading Adjusting my sprinkler heads
It’s hot and dry. Though we get dark gray clouds, nothing falls. By 9 it was 85 degrees. And 2? 91. For the last two years one been prepping my dry garden for this weather. The goal? 50% reduction in area needing irrigation. My latest water bill shoes I’m making good progress. They say with… Continue reading Can the garden take a year with no monsoon and no sense?
7 Dalea Purpurea 6 six June grass 7 7 radabydia 4 gay feather 8 8 prairie smoke 7 7 Dalea purpurea
Height 1 to 2 ft Partial sun to shade Soil moisture medium Red baneberry