|Viburnum opulus, aka snowball bush|
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
|Undulating walls of Colorado flagstone create a unique signature for this landscape. Design: Ivy Street Design, Denver|
Want an outdoor environment that embodies a spirit of place - genius loci?
No other hardscape component provides the same sense of grounded permanence, color, and texture to the landscape. In the Rocky Mountain region we're all about stone: granite, sandstone, rhyolite, and more.
But what about other regions of the US or the UK? Go here and follow the links to learn more about stone in the landscape. Enjoy!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
|pigsqueek, Bergenia cordifolia|
Yesterday, between the rains, I managed to snap a few photos of this month's featured flowers. A number of plants have just finished flowering and many more are just gearing up to bloom. Here are a few that are prime for May's GBBD...
|bronze-leaf ajuga, Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea' (a bit of Chrysnathemum and Geranium foliage mixed in as well!)|
|candytuft, Iberis sempervirens (with dragon's blood sedum in the foreground)|
|last of the tulips, Tulipa sp.|
|first of the native spiderwort, Tradescantia occidentalis|
|creeping Oregon grape holly, Mahonia repens|
|Turkish speedwell, Veronica liwanensis|
|woolly creeping speedwell, Veronica pectinata|
|basket-of-gold alyssum, Aurinia saxatilis|
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Friday, May 06, 2011
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
Warm season grasses versus cool season grasses, that is.
In this photo from my yard you can see the distinct difference that characterizes the growth cycle of these two categories of grass. At the end of April the cool season bluegrasses and fescues typically used for residential lawns in our region are actively growing and bright green. The warm season native prairie grasses such as buffalo and gramma are still mostly dormant.
|left: buffalo grass, Bucheloe dactyloides - right: Kentucky bluegrass, Poa pratensis|