Posts Tagged "penstemon"

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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We Need Some Plants There

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

We Need Some Plants There

From age 10 through age 18, I lived in a modular home in the small town of Mountain View, Wyoming. Although my parents owned the plot of land where our home was, they never did anything with it. The yard was full of rocks and the only plants that grew were hard stubbly grass and of course dandelions. I remember that some of our neighbors actually grew things in their yards. Some even had proper gardens with snow peas and flowers and I knew then how important it was to beautify the outside of your home just as you would the inside. I did not try to persuade my parents to grow plants or...

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Will It Rain Today?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Will It Rain Today?

Yes, actually, it will and has done so off and on for the last week. This in itself is a blessing. I have once again the unintended miniature pond I spoke about in my last blog post all the way back in September. Funny that the last blog post I managed to create was when we were having so much rain and here I am again writing when the rain is plentiful. Prior to last week, it was not so plentiful and the idea for this blog post has been one that was formulated as I sat staring at my garden — thirsty, begging for water. Grass, non-native perennials, vegetables, etc. It does not help...

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Sweet Cicely

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Sweet Cicely

26 May 2013 06:35 a.m. The title of this post immortalizes the feeling I had the day I planted four of these seeds. They were unusual looking seeds and I am looking forward to them sprouting. Here is an excerpt from my written journal I created that day: I sit now in relative peace and quiet and it is very relaxing. I was up with the sun and I feel blessed to have seen it rise. As I write these words I am reminded of Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun as she writes a postcard for someone else. I am reciting what I write in my head just as she did in the movie. There is a slight breeze which...

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