The garden is recovering well.

Claire Austin Rose in early June.

With a destructive, late spring snowstorm, booked weekends, and rain — the garden is holding its own guite beautifully. Untidy yes, the charm of nature, for sure. Two trees may have to go. Its unfortunate but both will suffer greatly if Emerald Ash comes knocking. We need the trees to have health and be able… Continue reading The garden is recovering well.

Back Yard Plant List

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

The Early Summer Garden

A view from the deck

My back garden is finally maturing into a place with a nice view. Its hard to remember what it looked like originally, and I’ve had quite a time trying to make the garden look cohesive.  I think I’m getting closer.   Peonies, roses and delphiniums add color in late spring, early summer. Mixed here and… Continue reading The Early Summer Garden