Square Foot Garden – Irrigation and Planting!

After building boxes, installing beds, and making soil we finally got to plant the square foot plan I created.  As with all plans, adjustments were made to better accommodate the plants I had and the irrigation I convinced my husband Mike to create. Irrigation Originally Mike envisioned spray heads at each corner of the beds.  I thought this might […]

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Gathering seeds for a more formal cottage look.

Cosmos bipinnatus loves a Colorado summer. This summer my front yard’s main flower bed took on the appearance of an untended cottage garden, mainly due to the cosmos I let take over all along the driveway. Cosmos (cosmos bipinnatus), a native to Mexico and the southern states, are a happy annual that readily reseed here in […]

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Hollyhock from seed 2010 gorgeous in 2011

    Who knew Alcea Rosa would be such a wonderment in my Colorado garden.  Last year I grew hollyhock plants from seed named, Alcea Rosea  ‘Nigra’. The “death hollyhock,” as my husband calls it, is a wonderfully dark maroon that can appear almost black on an overcast day.  While looking up this plant I […]

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