A birthday wish for my mom

rose below the graft

May the chill of winter be nowhere you are found and the bright spring days be cheering you always and the warm summer rays be holding your heart and flowers be everywhere you are found … and now you know why I was never a poet! Miss you mom!

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7-19-2011 Recycle your nursery pots at DBC

Can’t figure out what to do with all those plastic pots from spring planting? Recycle them at the Denver Botanic Gardens during our FREE day on July 19! Put it on your calendar today.

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Welcome Spring!

Daffodils in Spring

A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year. Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by… Continue reading Welcome Spring!

Plant Wishlist

Plants to think about: Spring blooming Iris danfordiae dwarf iris Early Summer blooming Veronica Spicata ‘Sunny Border Blue’ Roses Franchesca English Miss Cherry Parfait Deep Secret FRAU KARL DRUSCHKI MORNING HAS BROKEN MAGNIFICENT PERFUME rosa ‘bonica’ rosa ‘the fairy’ Mr. Lincoln Long tall Sally Blue Girl Rose   Tips on Roses Plant root stock 1″… Continue reading Plant Wishlist


In my backyard lies ground hallowed by years of pouring love into plant after plant with never a survivor, I’m thinking of designating it a cemetery. The sign will read “Here good plants come to die“ Although I did find a like minded soul while thinking on this.  She calls her blog, The Gulag Garden

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GMA’s House

Suggestions for GMA’s house 1.  West Side of house Vine – trumpet creeper Lower flowering – Daylily Rose – Red climbing Regent Serviceberry – white flowers in spring, fall color   2. West Side – rock garden Stone Samples   A xeric tree that might work in sandy soils. Russian  Hawthorn  http://www.thetreefarm.com/hawthorne-russian Clear Creek Yellowhorn… Continue reading GMA’s House