I saw this picture I took a few days back and it’s the perfect back drop for a saying that speaks to me.
Long lists. Many hours. Planning, scheduling, bending, lifting. But I once again have my garden ready to enjoy. And it couldn’t come soon enough! The gardener can’t rest until the plants are watered, birds fed, and the vision meets the envisioned. This year The afternoon view in mid-July at 5PM in the afternoon. This picture […]
There is nothing like the feeling when the garden is just clean enough to warrant a rest. After a couple years neglect, the walkways needed a good clean and weeds were everywhere. This morning I sit happily after many hours of work.
Everyone knows I love animals. I have always kept bird feeders, provided shelter and water to birds. In 2014, I added more to the arsenal in my quest to be a neighbor of habitat. Having fresh water for birds is just as important. A hanging bath has drawn more than all my lovely traditional baths. […]
Do you ever think man don’t look back? I do. All the time. And about most everything! Yet eventually you realize letting the cobwebs obscure the past, makes you forgot whats important. It blurs the tapestry woven with the fine threads of every day life. While cleaning out the cobwebs of this site, I came […]
Much of my life is given to understand the earth we inhabit from its celestial foundations to the organisms that benefit from the Earth’s life giving condition. By its nature, gardening feeds all these interests through the combination of: earth weather water microorganisms plants insects birds animals and the sun’s driving energy Imagine all the […]
Our light rail line from the southern burbs to Downtown is a dreary scene for most of its expanse. Built along an existing rail line through an industrial corridor long long in the tooth, the only greenery found is the errant tumble weed or small oasis of rail station trees. I long for the calming […]
Do you ever wonder where florists get the flowers they use? Ever since my husband bought me this bouquet, I’ve wanted to find a green mum. One place to find green is Kings Mums Although none have the mint / lime green this one has, I do like the variety Killeen. […]
How do you gather the most sun in the least amount of space? Who does it better than anything else? What else than a flower named for it, a sunflower. Math Engineer, Alexander Mitsos, from MIT used numerical optimization to find the most efficient space design for concentrating solar power plants, like Gemsolar in Spain. In […]
Today I come across flowers containing the Buchner family name. Could I grow these in a Colorado garden? Genus Buchnera — a plant genus inthe Orobanchaceae family also known as broomrape. This genus was recently moved from the Scrophulariaceae family, also known as the figwort family. The Orobanchaceae family are predominantly parasitic plants using the […]