Our fence really needed replaced. The old fence though was built so that light could shine through and you could see into each other’s yards. Our neighbor decided he didn’t want that kind of fence again. So now we have more shade . But new challenges mean new gardens! Here is the fence.
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 […]
Lilium Asiatic ‘Navona’ These beauties, planted 5 years ago in the raised planter surrounding my patio, are a sight I look forward to every year. They brighten up an area that sees 80% shade in the summer. The soil in the raused bed is well drained and borders on dry most of the summer. I […]
The plants I track in my Colorado garden. Zone: 5 Light: Mostly part-shade to deep shade. Looking out my patio I face northwest and the majority of the yard is shaded by numerous trees throughout the day. The most sunny spot is it the Northwest tip of the yard where I have my flower and […]
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.
After many years waiting for the cash to get the patio I knew would never get done by myself, I am quite pleased with the result. Eucevio and his son did a great job, even accommodating a move of the very heavy stone stair. Here is the before and after. Now to plan the shade […]
Not many gardens offer the far off vista of a beautiful mountain or the sweep of grassy plain. This is especially true in Colorado suburbs. Most often the main eye level view is a flat plane of the six foot privacy fence. While privacy is great, it comes at the cost of visual confinement. The […]
I’ve had this miniture apple tree for some time now, a volunteer from the large tree beside it. The size of the sapling is perfect for training its growth habit, and I’ve always wanted to try an espaliered tree. Espalier is a way of training a tree in a 2 dimensional form to promote the […]
Where did 2012 go? Did I just imagine it? No of course not. I did get some fun projects done over the summer, but never had time to post. I plan to do so here soon, its on my spring to do list! As usual the not so fun items from 2011/2012 lists never seem […]
Many big changes have taken place this summer. We removed the big green monster, a hedge that could never stay tamed. Added a new fence, and painted the small garden fence. The rock wall was rebuilt and a new garden bed was added. So here is a view of the old, the interim, and the […]