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
caI think one of the funnest things to do is visit other Gardens. For a friend’s yard, to a palace’s partier, each one offers inspiration. My friend and I are thinking of places to go. This will be a list of the potentials if we were to go to England. The planning is as much… Continue reading A tour of London Gardens
Our light rail line from the southern burbs to Downtown is a dreary scene for most of its expanse. Built along an existing rail line through an industrial corridor long long in the tooth, the only greenery found is the errant tumble weed or small oasis of rail station trees. I long for the calming… Continue reading Guerrila gardening in Denver?
It was only a year ago that spring brought the wonderful lazy sound of bees browsing the morning’s display of catmint and dandelions. This year, with a wet cold spring, only a few made it to the blooming of the catmint, and fewer yet remain. We had at least one late freeze and a wet… Continue reading Take the pressure off bees, ban Neonicotinoids.
Do you ever wonder where florists get the flowers they use? Ever since my husband bought me this bouquet, I’ve wanted to find a green mum. One place to find green is Kings Mums Although none have the mint / lime green this one has, I do like the variety Killeen. … Continue reading A mum to remember
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
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
Hostas are supposed to be some of the easiest grown shade plants. HA – it has not seen the likes of this struggling gardener. Last year I lost two hosts that had been growing in a full shade area under a catalpa. Alas as I have no sprinkler / automatic drip system, I most likely… Continue reading For when I stop killing hostas