7/26 Out the patio door. Below the spirea a cosmos Prairie flanked be the two spirea.. the second sitting between gravel and the cosmos. To their left, a stand of pearly whites low growing. Dig up grass between wall and path Prep spirea for transplant. 1 week Seed spirea bed. Pearly white bed portion remain […]
Tough but pretty. That’s what I like in a plant. There’s no tougher than the black-eyed Susan and narrow leaved echinacea. These have been watered only twice during the hottest of July temps (101). Originally only 6 or 7 plants were grown from seed, and each year these go to seed and new plants appear. […]
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This is the first year that I’ve waited until middle of July before turning on the sprinklers. With a very wet Cool spring, there was no need for extra irrigation. But today’s the day.
What makes a garden calming? What makes a garden exciting? There are numerous ways to achieve both in your garden. The calm Japanese gardens in Zen Buddhist monasteries are purposely planted to calm the senses to enhance the meditative state. In Chinese tradition this would be the yin, the quiet, the winter, the shade. A […]
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:
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