Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Big Rain


Wow! Over two inches of rain in 24 hours...pretty wild for high and dry Denver. My tulips weathered the storm well, as you can see from this photo.


I worked in my gardens this past Sunday and finished cleaning the last of the fall leaf debris from the flower beds, transplanted an ornamental grass and a rose, and planted some new things, too. I've held off trying Hesperaloe parviflora (Texas red yucca) for several years, waiting to see if it was truly hardy for our area. I hope it will do well in my dry, sandy soil. I've also been wanting to add Penstemon pinifolius 'Shades of Mango,' the multi-colored yellow/orange pine-leaf pensetmon. I've planted it with an English lavender for some mid-summer color punch. I plan to add more shrubs and perennials in the next few weeks---there's always something new to try!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The tulips were definately grand this year. Ours put on a show like I've never seen before. What a great way to welcome spring.

Diane

mshostas said...

Hi
Colorado; Kansas, art and gardens are the best,

m.