Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
|Nasturtiums grown from seed decorate our sunny deck.|
|Sit a spell. (See close-ups below of the climbing vines.)|
The 'thank you' part is a little bit of a blessing and way more of a curse...
|Clematis climbing vines smile at you from one corner of the deck's privacy screen.|
|At least 100 honeysuckle blossoms pretty up the other half of the privacy screen.|
I do love the fact that they're so appreciative of my efforts. Calling out: Beautiful flowers! So pretty! as they peddle by.
|This used to be the weedy ditch in front of my house.|
Over the last 2 years, I slowly, methodically, killed off the crabgrass and dandelions covering the steep ditch in front of my house. Then I filled it with tough as nails waterwise perennials that happily wave in the breeze.
PS: Welcome back from the Seattle Fling, garden blogging buddies! I pouted all weekend because I couldn't join you...
Posted by Kate/High Altitude Gardening at 11:44 AM
Friday, July 15, 2011
After dinner, a garden stroll, wielding my trusty scissors... I lop the heads off all the spent blossoms, encouraging them to smile at me all over again.
Around this joint, Columbines rule the roost.
I just love how they cross-pollinate to deliver fun, new colors each summer.
Do you deadhead your Columbines? I've found the blue ones, in particular, will flower all summer long, if I keep torturing them with the scissors.
|Bumble on the |
|Mom's Legendary Day Lilies|
|Salvia and Yarrow|
How every yard is a reflection of who we are and ~ through our choices ~ a lovely story to tell.
Pay a visit to Carol of May Dreams Gardens ~ creator of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. From her website, you can stroll through an astonishing number of brightly blooming blogs.
Posted by Kate/High Altitude Gardening at 11:43 AM
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
|Primrose and Jupiter's Beard|
|John Cabot Roses|
|Perky Sue with Spirea|
|Valerian and Catmint|
|The Impulse Garden (as in impulse purchase: one of everything I simply had to buy.)|
Posted by Kate/High Altitude Gardening at 11:42 AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
|Rose Campion + Geraniums|
|Peonies + Salvia|
|Poppies + Wild Roses + Catmint|
|The Columbine Garden|
It's beginning to feel like 'summer' in the mountains!
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Posted by Kate/High Altitude Gardening at 11:41 AM