Hollyhock from seed 2010 gorgeous in 2011

'Nigra' Hollyhock

    Who knew Alcea Rosa would be such a wonderment in my Colorado garden.  Last year I grew hollyhock plants from seed named, Alcea Rosea  ‘Nigra’. The “death hollyhock,” as my husband calls it, is a wonderfully dark maroon that can appear almost black on an overcast day.  While looking up this plant I […]

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Transplanting the Weeping Cherry

Cherry tree moved

Growing Weeping Cherries in Colorado. Last year in early spring,  I purchased a dwarf weeping cherry (Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula’  x Var unknown.)   It  was to be a focal point nearing the front entry way.  After one season I realized that although called dwarf, its branches were already hanging over the walkway and would become […]

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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 […]

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