I saw this picture I took a few days back and it’s the perfect back drop for a saying that speaks to me.
Now this looks like a pickle. Just over two inches long. The cucumber leaves are showing a fungus of some type .. But not powdery mildew. Will need to look that up. Along with a recipe for rope tying. Another squash flower with a bee on its anther.
It was great to spend time with my dearest friend Brenda at the Chatfield Farm at Denver Botanic Gardens. Showing off over 800 lavender plants of many varieties, the lavender festival catered to all visitors with garden tours, food, and many vendors selling products made from the plant. In my garden, ‘Provence’ has done well, […]
The spaghetti squash is going mad! Or should I say growing mad!?
Honeysuckle vines are vigorous plants that tolerate many growing conditions. My Lonicera Sipervens ‘Pink Lemonade‘ has been moved from house to house and landed in a very shady part of the front yard. It has done well there until 2014, an unusually wet year. Water combined with poor air flow created perfect conditions for the […]
I am looking to convert the yard to a true native oasis for our birds and insects. Especially for those whose habitat is increasingly replaced with 10×30 foot “yards.” Native bushes once gardened color, form or just a learning device,
What a lovely new hollyhock. Grown from seed a few years ago, this one is now happily blooming. It was supposed to be a peach color, called ‘Peaches and Dreams’. In fact it was the centerpiece of a new color scheme I had for the front garden. Peach and purple would make up the […]
Each year I propogate more peppers and tomatoes than my my small vegetable plot can hold. I’ve successfully grown not only peppers in pots but corn on my upper deck. This year the plants are healthy and tall with a little guy already going! The variety I’m growing is Burpee’s ‘Big Guy‘ hot pepper. They […]
Who knew Lysimichia nummulaira ‘Aurea’ bloomed? What a lovely bloom it is! Well I suppose you would if you read about it on Wikipedia, you wouldn’t have known looking at my garden! For as long as mine has been happily growing under a silver maple it had never bloomed until this year. A year of […]
I planted the following in 2016 garden: Burpee Pick-a-Bushel cucumber: harvest 50 days Touchon carrot: harvest 65 days Green Ice Lettuce – yucky Chioggia beet: 54 days Dwarf blue curled Vates Kale: 55 days Northern Xtra-sweet hybrid sh2 corn: 67 days Habanero : 95 days after transplant! Vegetable spaghetti Winter squash 100 days Fresh salsa […]