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Remnants

Posted by on Aug 31, 2022 in Featured Plants, Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Remnants

Last of His Kind Today, I read a story about the death of a man who was the last member of an indigenous tribe in Brazil. This man “known as the “Man of the hole” had lived in complete isolation for the past twenty-six years on the Tanaru indigenous land, deep in the Brazilian Amazon in Rondonia state.” Source: CNN This completes the genocide of this man’s tribe. “The rest of his tribe was wiped out by several attacks since the 1970s mainly from cattle ranchers and land grabbers.” Source: CNN I do not suspect this story will make headline news but reading about this man’s lonely and tragic...

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Penstemons — A Must For Your Xeric and Hummingbird Garden

Posted by on May 4, 2022 in Featured Plants, Garden Thoughts | 2 comments

Penstemons — A Must For Your Xeric and Hummingbird Garden

Hello everyone and welcome! It is a tremendous blessing to have you here. ’tis the very best season… Spring! It has been a rainy day and we have been blessed with the best type of rain… that slow, gentle, constant rain. The ground is slowly soaking it all up and that in turn will work wonders in this very dry, Colorado garden. Welcome rain! First, some updates: Primula Denticulata: From my last post, I would love to be able to share with you my overwhelming success with growing this plant. Alas, I did not have any seeds germinate, not even indoors. I will not give up...

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Primula Denticulata and More

Posted by on Mar 16, 2021 in Featured Plants, Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Primula Denticulata and More

7 March 2021 16:30 p.m. (Date I originally began this post) Sipping deliciously refreshing Moroccan green tea. Busy day today. I am sitting outside finally able to relax. So, what have I accomplished today? Trading One Fern for Another In the family room, I have a beautifully decorated ceramic pot. There, an asparagus fern (actually a herb and not a true fern) has been languishing for a while. I brought the pot outside, dug out and discarded the asparagus fern, emptied the old soil into the bed where the elderberry’s grow, filled it with black gold soil and planted my little bird’s nest fern...

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The Gift of a Christmas Cactus

Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 in Featured Plants | 2 comments

For Linda Winter will soon be here and the garden for the most part has gone dormant. I have failed to keep this blog up to date and for that I sincerely apologize. I have so much to share but it is just a matter of taking the time to sit at my desk and write. Easier said than done so it seems. With not much that needs doing outside, my energies are devoted once again to the indoor (winter) garden. For this post’s inspiration, my Christmas cactus has once again put forth a profusion of blooms. Meet Mary Preface: As it turns out, I have written about my Christmas cactus previously. That only...

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Sweet Cicely and The Maple Part I

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Featured Plants, Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Introduction and Hope for Rain Dear friend and gardener. It is a warm afternoon but with a slightly cool breeze drifting through now and again; sitting outside is tolerable. During the warmer months, I try to make it a point to enjoy my lunch outside as often as possible. I just glanced westward, and heavy gray clouds are heading this way. Maybe we will be blessed with rain despite the forecast indicating otherwise. Once can hope! I have spoken about this before but living in an arid climate, every drop of rain is so precious. In my last post I mentioned that I have had some great successes...

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The Bellis Perennis Obsession

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Featured Plants | 1 comment

The Bellis Perennis Obsession The lunatic is on the grass. The lunatic is on the grass. Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs. Got to keep the loonies on the path. This is a snippet of the lyrics for Brain Damage by Pink Floyd. Every time I hear it I think of my time in England and the profusion of white lawn daisies – Bellis Perennis – that would adorn each and every lawn for miles around come spring. Lawn purists hate the lawn daisy because it can grow lower than the grass is being cut and just like our dandelion, the little white daisy soon pokes through taunting said purist. I...

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