Noxious weed Lepidium draba Whitetop – Hoary Cress

Photo:  Lepidium, Clusters of white flowers in late spring seen amongst blue catmint.  12 inches high. For a long time I’ve let volunteers grow in my garden to see what they do.  Until now, I’ve managed to eradicate anything that I didn’t like or was weedy.  Now I have Hoary Cress or Whitetop,  a weed… Continue reading Noxious weed Lepidium draba Whitetop – Hoary Cress

The art of staking in a flower or vegetable patch

There is nothing better than an architectural piece of a garden.  Giving extra support is a necessity for plants like tomatos and beans. In small gardens a squash can take over a whole bed, so growing vertically is a must.  Supports need the right amount of heft to faithfully hold up its cargo and yet… Continue reading The art of staking in a flower or vegetable patch

Miss Bateman Clematis

Miss Bateman Clematis

Originally published 5/30/2011 Clematis  are part of the Ranunculaceae family. I very much like my Miss Bateman Clematis, a deciduous perennial climber.  I planted two last year in my Colorado garden and both are faring well.  They have reached a height of about 3 feet and are growing vigorously.  They need a better attachment to… Continue reading Miss Bateman Clematis