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 […]
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 […]
Low Groundcovers Creeping Jenny Evergreen Blue Juniper Junierpus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’ (Blue Rug Juniper) Thyme Shade Plant – Sweet Woodruf Medium Groundcovers Hardy Plumbago spreads 24 – 36″
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 […]
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 […]
This bouquet is one stem of the peony ‘Dr Alexander Fleming’ I purchased 3 years ago as a tiny guy.
A combination of blue linum and purple sage takes front stage in Late Spring. The bees love the sage which will taper off just as the many echinacea begin to bloom. The spring weather so far in 2016 has been light rain alternating with sunny days in the 60s to 70s. No additional irrigation […]
Planning a Colorado shade garden with natives takes time and effort. I include links to available plants.
Every native plant replaced by the clearing for new developments might sustain a collapsing ecosystem.
Over time the flower bed in the backyard has progressed from a bed with mostly ground cover, a couple peonies and perennials, to a bed dominated by shrubs, flowering vines, and a few perennials. To lower the maintenance further, I have removed some ailing day-lillies and sage that have seen better days, and replaced with […]
If you have an area of your yard that is shady and lacks color, I have a combination for you. There is nothing like a bright lime green to brighten a shady spot. This combination of lime green potato vine, white and green caladium and rusty coleus adds life to an area of my yard that […]