I will begin my project with the edging of the new backyard beds and pond. These edges will be made by spade… and hopefully not take a ton of time. To start I need to sharpen the spade’s blade. Sharpening Tools: 1. Remove Rust from shovel body: From least efficient to most: Sandpaper, orbital sander […]
Geum triflorum Pursh Old man’s whiskers/ Prairie Smoke 3″ x 6″h (seed head) versatile plant for the rock garden. It has 3 season interest and you might be lucky to see a bumble-bee! I have not seen one in more than two years in my garden. Made for well drained, hot / dry sites, […]
It’s good to get to know your plants before they are planted. Did you know they are good for grazing? This would be a good link for every size plot. This says little bluestem might be annoying in the garden… homestead on the range See Also:
June 6 Black swallowtail
11 a.m. on June 9th and it’s 48 degrees.
The garden plan looks great on paper. But as I look around there’s so much to be done. Where do you start? One of the challenges with my new plan is digging out the dry pond and the dirt will form a berm. This requires I understand the layout of the current sprinkler system. The […]
The growing season for arborvitae in Colorado Because arborvitaes grow continuously during the growing season, you can prune them at any time through mid-summer. Topping arborvitaes, however, negatively affects the trees’ growth and appearance and should be avoided.
http://plants.echters.com/12130005/Plant/10242/Tricolor_Beech/ I need to add this to my namesake garden .. Buchner Lilac Beech. Buch in German.
Monarda fistulosa – 2 – 4 ft H x 2 – 3 ft W. Spider-like lavender blooms in late summer blooming, July to September. Full sun to part shade Water: Dry to medium; But needs good air flow. PLANTED 5/26/2019 7 – Raised beds. Need to get better moisture management for the raised beds. I […]
(8) Big Bluestem andropogon-gerardii Height 4-8 Feet Spread 4-5 Feet Spacing 24 Inches Native clump grass, gray to blue-green stems in spring, green alternating with deep red in summer, then to coppery red in fall. Moist meadows and roadsides and rivers – but can be drought tolerant. Three-fingered seed heads top tall stems in August […]