Garden Thoughts

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...

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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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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...

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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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Dear Friend and Gardener

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Dear friend and gardener. It’s been such a long while, I know. I feel it important to explain my absence somewhat. To put it bluntly, I have, for the most part, become disenchanted with the whole idea of writing anything. Despite this lack of inspiration or desire, I have been contemplating the idea of creating this blog entry for weeks now. Each Sunday, within my mind, I presented the idea of creating an article. Then… self-doubt would creep in. ”What would I talk about?” and my personal favorite, “What’s the point?” Hardly anyone wishes to read blog posts about gardening these days!” Well,...

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