There is always room for improvement after a bed is created by seed. While last year the Rudbeckia took over the whole of the west area of the bed, it was never intended to have so much presence. To equalize the color scheme a variety of plants will be added this year. Where the Rudbeckia… Continue reading More colorful Colorado native flowering plants for the prairie garden.
Any seed packet that says to start your plants indoors 8 weeks before last frost should be started in March in Colorado. Sowing vegetables in Colorado usually requires you be ready come March to get your grow on. If you want to know a less expensive way to start seeds indoors, check out, 3 essentials… Continue reading March Propagation
I need a tree that has star quality. It must also be happy in my Colorado garden. This tree will keep watch over the pond and be a focal point from the new patio. It will have a backdrop of prairie flowers from the patio view. That is not the only direction the tree will… Continue reading A focal point tree for the patio
Some of the most beautiful plants grow in warm climates. But that doesn’t mean a Colorado garden can’t share in the glory. While you are harvesting your vegetables in early fall, don’t forget to grab the container plants to ready for overwintering. Storing bare roots of plants is a long tradition of garden nurseries, and… Continue reading Storing tender perennial bulbs
To give the new patio by the pond some privacy I want to employ ornamental grasses. They must manage a three season showing including winter. While prairie grasses are a part of the yard, ornamental varieties tend to have better structure than their native species. The space will only accomodate about 3 feet of depth… Continue reading An ornamental grass hedge
Jung Seed Received Waiting 01451A – Black Magic Hybrid Kale – 100 seeds 45-60 Day. Dinosaur Kale Flavor is rich and mild, becoming even sweeter after a freeze. This variety is more cold tolerant, vigorous, and slower-to-bolt than other Italian or Tuscan kales. 02252A – Dukat Dill – 1000 seeds This variety is supposed to… Continue reading 2022 Vegetable Garden with Kale and Peas
Let not each beauty ev’rywhere be spied,Where half the skill is decently to hide.He gains all points, who pleasingly confounds,Surprises, varies, and conceals the bounds. Epistles to Several Persons: Epistle IV By Alexander Pope This is a perfect quote for the garden and one found in the inspirational garden of Frank Cabot. In his pigeonnier… Continue reading Let not each beauty ev’rywhere be spied
This apple tree is the centerpiece of my zen garden. A small circular walk leads around its graceful limbs and twisted trunks. In the afternoon its shades my stone patio and lounge. It provides interest in the north part of my yard. In 2021 it produced so many yummy fruits I couldn’t use them all.… Continue reading The apple tree is damaged during a trim
Happy New Year! To all the imaginary readers I have, may this year be the rise out of disease into a more healthy, meaningful, and fulfilled future!
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction / Edition 1by Christopher Alexander I have added this book to my wishlist based on a reader’s review that urges you to look differently at your living spaces. Christopher Alexander is passionate and persuasive about what he believes we need in our homes: natural light from two sides of… Continue reading A book for the nook – A Pattern Language