I wanted a nice view. One to gaze upon as I pondered the vegetable garden expansion. The comfy chair was pulled here and there until I happened on this view. It was not only the colors that pleased my eye. It was the layers. I noticed the interesting contrast of textures, like the wisps of […]
I love the new flagstone patio. Eucevio did a great job creating a place to relax. Now to create the garden around it to make it all the more inviting. Last May i purchased 5 goatsbeard plants to use in the shaded area, only to have them all croak before I could get my plan […]
2017 has been a year of such deep darkness. With no energy and no light to find my way out, my garden suffered much neglect. And like my internal world, the garden now has more empty shadows. The fencing on the south side has created a line that has stunted most of the plants used […]
I am left with so little time these days its hard to keep up with watering new plants nevermind documenting their introduction! But what would a plant list be if their incomplete Additions: Hakone Grass Lady Fern Sedum Sunsparkler Cornus Canadensis (bunchberry) Arborvitae North Pole Rasberry Anne Fall bearing Rasberry Joan J Fall bearing Rasberry […]
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 […]