I'm not a big fan of striped petunias, but these were such a perfect color match to theflorescent pink geraniums that I couldn't resist them. Neither could the damselfly!
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
One upside of the cool and rainy summer we've been having is the reappearance in my garden of a planting combo that I haven't seen blooming together for many years; 'Milk Chocolate' Daylily and 'Firecracker' loosestrife.
|Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'|
|Hemerocallis 'Milk Chocolate'|
|the buff colored seed heads of blue oat grass, left, and the tawny brown seed capsules of beauty bush, right back, add more echoes to the various brown hues|
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
|Lychnis chalcedonica 'Rosea'|
Early July brings some of our hottest weather of the year. Here is my gardener's July check list.
Efficient watering is imperative this time of year. If you are looking to upgrade your irrigation system, consider converting to a HydraWise controller. These are designed for smaller properties (home landscapes) and can auto-adjust your system to weather conditions in your area. Plus, you can operate it from your smartphone --- how cool is that! These controllers are now available in Denver through at CPS Distributors (to the trade only), so talk to your landscape professional. Note: this is not a paid endorsement nor have I tested the product myself.
The Wheat Ridge Garden Tour is celebrating its 5th year now and going strong. Check out the web site for tickets (lunch included!) and info on the bike tour. Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 11th. I'll be volunteering first thing in the morning at Garden A. Be sure to say Hi!
Need to get away? A visit to one of these cool Colorado lakes might be just the ticket!