Garden Journal: May 2nd




pasque flower




ornamental plum











With cooler temperatures and slightly higher elevation, our flower gardens here in Forest Lakes are behind Durango by a few weeks. It always amazes me when I am working on flower gardens in Durango, just 20 miles away, how further along the growing season is. I love it, it extends the season a bit for me to enjoy all the gorgeous blooms. I photographed a bouquet I picked today, click here if you would like to see it bouquet#2

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Happy Earth Day!

Hope everybody had the opportunity to get out and enjoy Earth Day.  I got to spend the day with two of my favorite people.

planting peas

planting peas

Tam, Liv and I spent the day amending the soil in their raised beds and planted some cool weather veggies to get things started.  What a great day!


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a few photos from my garden this season

clematis on fence

rambler and clematis

poppies and peonies

itoh peony

itoh peony



lavender clematis

crocosmia 'lucifer'

crocosmia ‘lucifer’

coneflower and agastache

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It’s Spring!

kwanzan cherry

Wake up your garden beds with a spring clean up now.

Call 970-946-6044 to schedule a spring clean up.  

Happy Spring! 

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Winter Reading and iPad apps

witch hazel

witch hazel

It’s almost February and we are over the hump of winter. Just about this time gardeners start chomping at the bit to get back into their gardens.  For some of us it’s going to be about 8 more weeks of winter. So for now you might want to brush away those cobwebs and get some new ideas with some great books and apps.

Get inspired and ready for Spring!

Planting: A New Perspective by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury – I love this book!  I bought this one for an early, early Christmas gift because I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

Check out the resource page for more great books.

I downloaded a few apps for my iPad that I have been really enjoying recently.  Please add to the list if you found an app you like, I’m sure I only scratched the surface of horticulture apps!!

A Garden Life


Fine Gardening

The English Gardener

I am still searching for a good professional landscape/garden design app that I like.  If anyone has found one, please share!

If you already have been devouring gardening information all winter long and need a break, feed the birds and read up on them with this great bird guide app Peterson Field Guide .

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happy holidays

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Ray and I have have been working on the greenhouse throughout the summer.  Whenever we had some time off we worked on the outside trim and siding.  It really is coming along beautifully.

greenhouse 1


Later on this winter we will do the insulation and interior walls and have it ready for when it’s time to start seeds and baskets.

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