Spring 2022 Snowstorm

May 20 I woke to my husband gently shaking me. He’d just surveyed the damage out back. It wasn’t good. And it was still snowing. Every couple minutes a low crack or splat sounded danger. I looked skyward to be sure the noise wasn’t from above and made my way around back. Wow. Of the… Continue reading Spring 2022 Snowstorm

Peaches get a buzz cut for spring – espalier no more?

Spring weather dictates what winter imaginings are actually done. This weekend was balmy. Sixty degree temps rid us of the last February snow. It was a good time for trimming the 4 year old peach trees.  The days of training into an espalier are gone.  If I had found Ian Sturrock’s video on espalier earlier,… Continue reading Peaches get a buzz cut for spring – espalier no more?

Tree Service

Preservation Tree Care 303-797-6143 We had them trim our silver maple and ash tree in the front yard this past fall, and they did an excellent job. They are a little expensive if you want a tree removed, but their expertise in trimming and caring for un-loved trees cannot be surpassed. I will be calling… Continue reading Tree Service

Backyard To-Do List 2009

The backyard only needs smaller – but as always, labor intensive work to get the yard ready for another year. 32 hours   Brick pathway outline – COMPLETE 04 hours   Patio raised beds — COMPLETE 01 hours   Filling low spots in grass 03 hours   Trim Apple Tree 2010 03 hours   Weed patrol — COMPLETE 20 hours  … Continue reading Backyard To-Do List 2009