Be Inspired Get native for Colorado Design Reference Vegetable Gardening The Backyard Homestead — Claims with a 1/4 backyard you can grow 2,000 pounds of food. Guess they haven’t seen my sad little garden! Garden Design Planting – Planting plans and groupings by Piet Oudolf and… Continue reading Books for Gardening
There is a live oak along the Wadmalaw River – an angel and a mother. Dressed in her finest mint shawl of spanish moss. You approach her omniscience, and the pull of it’s protective branches bent low, ready to scoop you up and swaddle you in its enormity. A tree more welcoming than anything you’ve… Continue reading Druids and the mighty oak
When I look about the garden I see a lot of finished projects for the first time in a long time. This year’s been very productive. Not only have I found a few plants that are beneficial to both birds and me, I have found a new sense of appreciation for maintenance, the test of… Continue reading Fall is near, it’s time to reflect on planting
Lotus Land Santa Barbara Dunbarton Oaks Washington DC – Created by landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand between 1920 and 1940. She built full scale mock ups of the important parts of the garden for the travelling diplomats. But did you know that she was an integral part of the history of Acadia national park? While Rockefeller… Continue reading American gardens to visit
The early October snow stunted the fall show of tree leaves. Worse yet, leaves who’d have progressed to their natural point of departure, now cling as mossy gray masses. A good look for Halloween. This year’s normal leave gathering chore is much lighter with the removal of the front ash and the final bow… Continue reading My bird friends in 2019 need more support
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
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?
Can we get a new garden club going in CKSE? There are many talented gardeners in our neighborhood and I would love to hear the stories of how they came to be and share their advice. Could we get to know each other with an afternoon tea or garden happy hour? Meet to attend gardening… Continue reading Creating community with gardening
First Published 5/28/2018. Yesterday was a good day. I am jubilant with the progress made in my nephew’s yard. We spent the afternoon doing clean up and discovery. We learned they have a grape vine growing up and over their northern fence. While grapes are cool, the vine also began climbing the evergreens… Continue reading A Transformation sometimes starts with a buzz, this is ViDas first day
I will start okay. The potatoes are growing like little weeds in their sacks. The one on the right has composted soil and on the left Miracle-Gro. The instructions say to fill the sack as the stems start to grow. I wasn’t sure if you should remove the leaves before adding soil. So I just… Continue reading Potatoes in a sack. Adding soil after two weeks.