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
Powdery mildew — an ever present danger in Colorado gardens. To battle it on a peony I am trying a top coat of a mouthwash solution. Paeonia ‘Dr Alexander Fleming’ 9/4/2016 powdery mildew. 30% solution mouthwash applied to leaves. Trimmed lower leaves. 11/1/2016 Update The mouthwash treatment kept mildew at bay for a couple weeks,… Continue reading Another powdery mildew victim
This bouquet is one stem of the peony ‘Dr Alexander Fleming’ I purchased 3 years ago as a tiny guy.
Colorado is a great place to grow peonies. They are hardy as long as you give them some winter watering. This double pink ‘Nick Shaylor’ (as I have decided it is). I know summer is about to arrive when my peonies make their yearly appearance. In my yard most blooms run about a week to… Continue reading Lovely Peonies
I can’t believe I never thought of cutting my gorgeous peonies and making a bouquet. In the garden they are often flopped over and go unseen. I have yet to come up with large enough stakes to hold them all. Peonies are fast becoming my favorite cut flower! These beauties are just a few of the… Continue reading Pretty Peonies