The spaghetti squash is going mad! Or should I say growing mad!?
What a lovely new hollyhock. Grown from seed a few years ago, this one is now happily blooming. It was supposed to be a peach color, called ‘Peaches and Dreams’. In fact it was the centerpiece of a new color scheme I had for the front garden. Peach and purple would make up the […]
Each year I propogate more peppers and tomatoes than my my small vegetable plot can hold. I’ve successfully grown not only peppers in pots but corn on my upper deck. This year the plants are healthy and tall with a little guy already going! The variety I’m growing is Burpee’s ‘Big Guy‘ hot pepper. They […]
Who knew Lysimichia nummulaira ‘Aurea’ bloomed? What a lovely bloom it is! Well I suppose you would if you read about it on Wikipedia, you wouldn’t have known looking at my garden! For as long as mine has been happily growing under a silver maple it had never bloomed until this year. A year of […]
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 […]
My three little lavenders won’t be nearly so lovely as the 800 planted at the Botanic Gardens. They are having a Lavender Festival at Chatfield on July 16th from 10 am to 6 pm. I had intended to make soap with the lavender, until I read about soap making. Its not a simple pick lavender, […]
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 […]
Winter squash blooms are the happiest of all the vege flowers. I have a few small fruits already, and can’t wait to taste it! The three sisters didn’t work out in this bed. The beans never sprouted.
This bouquet is one stem of the peony ‘Dr Alexander Fleming’ I purchased 3 years ago as a tiny guy.
These pictures were taken the first week of June. Late spring and early summer have the largest abundance of flowers with the peonies, roses, and clematis taking the main stage. The clematis below is in shade, getting only a couple hours of sun total a day. The weigela (burgundy leaves and dark pink flute shaped […]