Prunus americana American Plum / Wild Plum On sale in 2021 at Tagawa Gardens – this most intoxicatingly scented spring bloomer is a hardy, woody tall shrub or flowering tree. Blooming in March, this is early food source for native bees waking up in Spring. https://tagawagardens.com/documents/2021_Nursery_Trees_Shrubs_List.pdf This year we had a large wet snowstorm on… Continue reading Prunus americana Wild Plum
Bonsaiboy.com The dwarf juniper is the most popular evergreen in the united states. When we think of a traditional bonsai and what it should look like, we think of a juniper procumbens nana. it is very hardy, long lived, and tolerates many adverse conditions. Juniperous procumbens is a low growing juniper native to southern Japan.… Continue reading Bonsai boy care instructions for juniper Nana
After spending an hour last night reviewing how peach trees are pruned I set to work today on pruning my peach. With the oscillating temperatures in January buds have begun to form and now is the time to get pruning. It’s a very chilly 27 degrees, hopefully not too cold. I start by pruning out… Continue reading Pruning the peach and forcing branches indoors
The plants I track in my Colorado garden. Zone: 5 Light: 2020 – 30% sun, 35% part-shade, 35% shade. Looking out my patio I face northwest and the majority of the yard is shaded by numerous trees throughout the day. A large maple was removed in 2019 at the southwestern edge that has created more… Continue reading Back Yard Plant List
Does this peach look right? Not the look I was going for. But perhaps from this we’ll get and even better shape for a very loose espalier. Definitely looking bushy. But underneath I might just see the fan I was hoping for. Below is where we started. Spring trimming 2020
3 peach blossoms on the tree I grew from seed.
Who cries when a tree is cut down? Yep it’s me. Today I say goodbye to the silver maple. It is so hard to make a decision about cutting down a 40 year old tree. Its been ailing for a very long time. Every big wind some large limb comes down. And still, I have… Continue reading The silver maple comes down, well mostly
Permaculture Practice Where to start is to read The Permaculture Design Course Handbook. It leads you through the 11 design principles whose goal is a community of plants and animals acting in coordination for mutual benefit. When thoughtfully placed near each other (relative location) each element provides at least three functions for other elements. Principles… Continue reading Permaculture in the high country; practical use and guidance.
I am left with so little time these days its hard to keep up with watering new plants nevermind documenting their introduction! But what would a plant list be if their incomplete Additions: Hakone Grass Lady Fern Sedum Sunsparkler Cornus Canadensis (bunchberry) Arborvitae North Pole Rasberry Anne Fall bearing Rasberry Joan J Fall bearing Rasberry… Continue reading New plants in 2017
Originally posted on 5/15/2016. I will be planting two of my peach seedlings along a back fence. This has been a long forgotten part of the yard. But one that would lend well to small fruit trees. My seedlings are ready for their permanent home and while that part of the yard is not in… Continue reading The Peach Tree Espalier