Purchasing a few budget bulbs from a big box store were meant to be fillers until I found something else to plant. But these Navona lillies are quite impressive. Each hardy stem had as many as 5 flowers each. The plants withstood an early June hail that left many plants ailing. Each flower was a… Continue reading Wonderful Navona lillies
Happy to say many of the vegetables survived the early hail storm. Yesterday we were happy to see a big fat flower on the crookneck squash, and many more buds are appearing on all the squash plants. I believe the nasturtiums may yet flower to help protect the squash from bugs. The new jalapenos are… Continue reading Vegetables after hail, heat, and hungry herbivores
This year my friend Brenda and I visited three of the five private Denver area gardens that were open to the public for the day. Each visit was $5 per person collected to support Garden Conservancy projects that have helped preserve over 90 American gardens. Each garden was a site to behold, the work and… Continue reading Open Days Denver 2012
I was so excited to see the flickers return this year. I was not excited about the endless 5 am mating tapping on my furnace vent each morning…. but the prospect of a new set of baby birds being born in the hollow of my silver maple makes me feel I’m bringing something to nature.… Continue reading A New Batch of Flickers
Sorry neighbors, planting my vegetable garden brought bad luck. Not even a week after the garden was planted we had a terrible, long, midnight thunderstorm. The size of hail was small but the duration of the storm ensured not a single plant went unscathed. Most all seedlings were destroyed. I will leave them out to… Continue reading Early June Hail storm
My back garden is finally maturing into a place with a nice view. Its hard to remember what it looked like originally, and I’ve had quite a time trying to make the garden look cohesive. I think I’m getting closer. Peonies, roses and delphiniums add color in late spring, early summer. Mixed here and… Continue reading The Early Summer Garden
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… Continue reading Square Foot Garden – Irrigation and Planting!