This bouquet is one stem of the peony ‘Dr Alexander Fleming’ I purchased 3 years ago as a tiny guy.
These pictures were taken the first week of June. Late spring and early summer have the largest abundance of flowers with the peonies, roses, and clematis taking the main stage. The clematis below is in shade, getting only a couple hours of sun total a day. The weigela (burgundy leaves and dark pink flute shaped […]
The first crop of radishes took 6 weeks to be ready, a week longer than the seed packet said. Early Scarlet Globe seeds were sown directly into the raised beds on April 3rd under a cold frame. These did not have the heat of previous crops. I don’t think I’ll use this kind again. […]
I will be planting two of my peach seedlings along a back fence. This has been a long forgotten part of the yard. But one that would lend well to small fruit trees. My seedlings are ready for their permanent home and while that part of the yard is not in full use I think […]
A spring storm in Colorado covers an apple blossom in snow; hardening off indoor grown seedlings; and how to warm a mini-greenhouse at night.
Now is the time to plant lettuce, kale, and spinach for a late spring salad. I will be planting these in the sunniest of my raised beds. You can also put out some flowers tolerant of low temperatures down to 32 degrees. Seedlings can be planted now, but its suggested to install a […]
Linum ‘Lewisii’ or common prarie flax is a gorgeous early spring native to much of the US and Canada. With flowers ranging from a gorgeous deep blue as they begin to open, to a lovely violet in its full glory, these are a great bet for a Colorado native garden. This herbaceous plant has small […]
Container corn is a thing! Burpee’s ‘On the Deck’ corn has been planted in a container on my upper deck. Its looking really good for mid-July!
This week I have received my vegetable seeds and are starting plans for next years garden. I came across a new way to keep a vegetable garden weed free, the straw bale garden. The inventor of this method, Joel Karsten has written a book called ‘Straw Bale Gardens’ to show gardeners the method. Essentially […]
Today I harvested the first of my brussel sprouts in November. And not the beginning of November, but the 30th! These plants were planted the second week of June and have been in the ground for over 145 days. I looked often in September and October but the sprouts remained only about a 1/2″ in […]