Front Yard Plant List

Front plants as seen in 2011

The plants I grow in my Colorado garden.  First published: Dec 29, 2011 @ 17:28 Zone: 5 Area: Front Yard Light:  The front yard faces southeast and is shaded by a large silver maple on the Northeast corner.  Along a strip next to the driveway I get 6+ hours of sun, but the majority of the… Continue reading Front Yard Plant List

Seed Starting 2010

Colorado has a fairly short growing season, so many of the plants that would normally be started outdoors after danger of last spring frost I chose to start indoors. Getting the timing right is always a challenge. If you start too soon, plants will tend to be leggy and will have a hard time adjusting… Continue reading Seed Starting 2010

Plants on order

This year I wanted plant at least one hummingbird attracting perennial.  Thanks to a generous gift from my mother in law, Karen, I had money to spend at High Country Gardens.  Here is what I bought. Veronica liwanensis – turkish speedwell (Standard Pot) Quantity: 7 Price Each: $4.99 Beautiful blue flowering, semi-evergreen groundcover, to be… Continue reading Plants on order

Bulbs to be planted

Did I really buy over a hundred bulbs?  90 Daffodils may suck now, but springs gonna be great!  These will replace the daffodils bulbs I took up and then promptly forgot about when we removed the rose garden. Lets hope this place is the same outfit I got my last bulbs from, I don’t want… Continue reading Bulbs to be planted

Front Yard – Shade or Part-Shade Plants

Plants for shade Bellium minutum (Miniture Daisy) – Planted 5 below the wall – purchased from HGG Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago)- Planted 5 above the wall – purchased from HGG Lilium pardalinum (Panther Lily) –  Planted 3 near the soggy area – purchased from HGG Hosta ‘Minuteman’ – Planted 5 above the wall behind the plumbago – purchased… Continue reading Front Yard – Shade or Part-Shade Plants