Adding more structure to the flower bed

Hydrangea 'shugert'

Over time the flower bed in the backyard has progressed from a bed with mostly ground cover, a couple peonies and perennials, to a bed dominated by shrubs, flowering vines, and a few perennials. To lower the maintenance further, I have removed some ailing day-lillies and sage that have seen better days, and replaced with… Continue reading Adding more structure to the flower bed

Wonderful Navona lillies

Very nice Navonas

Purchasing  a few budget bulbs from a big box store were meant to be fillers until I found something else to plant.  But these Navona lillies are quite impressive.  Each hardy stem had as many as 5 flowers each.  The plants withstood an early June hail that left many plants ailing. Each flower was a… Continue reading Wonderful Navona lillies

Adding color with Heuchera

Heuchera 'Caramel'

Heuchera, commonly known as coral bells, can add a burst of color in your Colorado garden where you need a low growing plant in a variety of sun conditions. This year I purchased a beauty called, Heuchera ‘Caramel‘, whose emerging leaves are a pinkish-coral that mature to a wonderful buttery tan.  The leaves are fuzzy… Continue reading Adding color with Heuchera