Miss Bateman Clematis

Miss Bateman Clematis

Originally published 5/30/2011 Clematis  are part of the Ranunculaceae family. I very much like my Miss Bateman Clematis, a deciduous perennial climber.  I planted two last year in my Colorado garden and both are faring well.  They have reached a height of about 3 feet and are growing vigorously.  They need a better attachment to… Continue reading Miss Bateman Clematis

Back Yard Plant List

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

Finally planted!

Fall planting in Colorado, a weigela’s story. Okay so I’m a lazy gardener come August. My beds look like a frat house after homecoming, and the last of my summer grand plans sit in pots waiting their permanent homes.  Though the yard needs tending, I daydream that its really not my lack of care come… Continue reading Finally planted!

New Plants for 2011

Helleborus 'White Lady' and Clematis 'Jackmanii'

I just received my Gurney’s order and I now need to plant the following plants. 3 Helleborus Orientalis ‘White Lady’ After reading additional information about these guys they need constantly moist, highly organic soil.  That does not equate to the bed where I was thinking of placing it.  Oh the bane of dry shade and… Continue reading New Plants for 2011

Preparing for Garden Visitors

Blue Jay spying a squirrels hidden peanut

As a gardener, Spring is a most exciting time.  From watching the first signs of bulbs emerging from their still chilly soil to witnessing the return of favorite birds, Spring never fails to instill hope and renewal.  Although I provide bird seed for the hardy winter guests and love to watch the squirrels and finch… Continue reading Preparing for Garden Visitors