Back Yard Plant List

Early summer garden

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 […]

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Finally planted!

weigela

Fall planting in Colorado, a weigela’s story. Okay so I’m a lazy gardener come August. My beds look like a frat house after homecoming, and the last of my summer grand plans sit in pots waiting their permanent homes.  Though the yard needs tending, I daydream that its really not my lack of care come […]

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New Plants for 2011

Helleborus 'White Lady' and Clematis 'Jackmanii'

I just received my Gurney’s order and I now need to plant the following plants. 3 Helleborus Orientalis ‘White Lady’ After reading additional information about these guys they need constantly moist, highly organic soil.  That does not equate to the bed where I was thinking of placing it.  Oh the bane of dry shade and […]

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Preparing for Garden Visitors

Blue Jay spying a squirrels hidden peanut

As a gardener, Spring is a most exciting time.  From watching the first signs of bulbs emerging from their still chilly soil to witnessing the return of favorite birds, Spring never fails to instill hope and renewal.  Although I provide bird seed for the hardy winter guests and love to watch the squirrels and finch […]

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