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
plant.id says this is a Prunus Tomentosa, Nanking Cherry. This is a first year I’ve caught it bloom though I’ve been cutting it back for years. Its sits in the front yard between the weeping cherry and Silver maple. It’s too close to the wall so I will continue to prune it harshly to keep it… Continue reading Prunus tomentosa volunteer
Mmm just like an easter egg… notice how dark the back corner is in a late autumn afternoon.
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
Ingredients Sliced kale Apple Carrots Yellow raisins Red cabbage Almond slivers Raspberry vinaigrette
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