Monthly Archives: May 2012

break time

I was working, really. Filling up a trash can (clean trash can) with water so I can water new plants out in the far corner of the yard, with a watering can (my preferred method). I can’t hear their cries … Continue reading

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I learn something else today

I may be stupid, but I’m not crazy, and when certain people bring plants to plant sales, well, look out, because I might just knock you down to get to the plants. Way back in the last century a very … Continue reading

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a case of the creeps

This will probably sound stupid, and if it sounds stupid, it probably is. I’ve had this case of the creeps for quite some time now, and haven’t been able to find the cause. Just this vague, uneasy feeling that something … Continue reading

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five hundred miles

One of my favorite mail-order nurseries¬†notes that customers have driven five hundred miles to get this plant, Philadelphus lewisii. I think mine might be the one called ‘Cheyenne’, introduced by Plant Select from the Cheyenne Experimental Station, but it could … Continue reading

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after all these years

I am inordinately fond of Japanese gardening tools, and when we first started the garden here I bought a pair of high-quality bonsai scissors because I felt that just by having them, the garden would be better off. Having grown … Continue reading

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hypertufa

Here’s a trough, colored pink because I thought it would be artistic to try to mimic the color of the garden soil here (pink like Red Rocks just a few miles to the west), with Telesonix¬†jamesii and Delphinium alpestre.   … Continue reading

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the seed frames, by popular demand

  Just one of them, really. Fancy-schmancy B.E.F. polypropylene Growers’ Pots from the U.K. (they cost 25 cents each about 25 years ago and have been outdoors ever since; I don’t know of a source any more). Soil-less mix is … Continue reading

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