Posts by Benny

Mae’s Garden Rose

Posted by on Jun 21, 2022 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Mae’s Garden Rose

To garden is to share, love and pray. I will be sharing with you today a story about Mae’s Garden Rose. Dear friends, I wish to say thank you so kindly for being here and reading my continued garden musings. I sincerely appreciate it. Since my last post, the work in the garden has been nonstop. Well, not quite so nonstop as it happened. The weather gracing this part of the country in late spring was nothing short of GLOURIOUS! Week after week I was waiting for our typical heavy spring snow but it was not to be… or so it seemed. In kind, the garden responded accordingly. Trees...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Sweet Cicely and The Maple Part II

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Continued from part I Sweet Cicely Appreciates Shade With the end of each season comes sales! As autumn wears on, nearly all garden centers in the northern part of the United States typically discount the remaining summer stuck of plants significantly. I desired a smallish hardy shrub to go in the center of the raised bed where I had been attempting to grow my sweet cicely. The cicely is growing along the right edge, so I wanted something that grew up to 10 feet high x 5 feet wide. I perused all the shrubs and came across a bush cherry that was 50% off. I took out my phone and did a quick...

Read More