Imagine having this much water. And knowing you made it happen. The Cascata Delle Marmore Falls in Italy are manmade, built to solve problems of another manmade water flow. Moving water is a long held skill of humans, though the Romans were immensly expert in moving large amounts long distances. For the arid American West,… Continue reading Plant your water for your best harvest yet
Planting a rose in a Colorado garden. Roses do great in Front Range Colorado, partially due to the dryness of the air which discourages the fungal diseases you see in eastern roses like black spot. You just need to ensure you have your clays well mixed with organic matter to create space for air and… Continue reading Roses in the garden
Asclepias tuberosa- common butterflyweed is an essential part of the Colorado Garden. So lovely and bright, it also is a workhorse for providing to our natural food web. I am planting this in both a sandy site and a heavy clay – two different varieties. I have seeds from Plants from Prairie Nursery
Be Inspired Get native for Colorado Design Reference Vegetable Gardening The Backyard Homestead — Claims with a 1/4 backyard you can grow 2,000 pounds of food. Guess they haven’t seen my sad little garden! Garden Design Planting – Planting plans and groupings by Piet Oudolf and… Continue reading Books for Gardening
olla: A cool terracotta watering pot that sits below ground and realeases water slowly by seeping through the whole of the pot. Olla Garden Watering Pots Below is an excerpt from www.onewintrynightollas.com • Menasha, WI Ollas are low-tech irrigation pots that were first documented in China about 2000 years ago, and many researchers… Continue reading Whats an olla watering pot?