Category Archives: high altitude gardening

Greenhouse

Ray and I have have been working on the greenhouse throughout the summer.  Whenever we had some time off we worked on the outside trim and siding.  It really is coming along beautifully. Later on this winter we will do … Continue reading

Posted in brick, Colorado, durango gardening, Garden, Garden Structures, Gardens, greenhouse, Hardscapes, high altitude gardening, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Daylilies

The rain last night and the cloud cover this morning inspired me to go out and photograph flowers this morning.  The light was wonderful.

Posted in Colorado, durango gardening, Flowers, Flowers, Garden, high altitude gardening, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Good Bug, Bad Bug

This year is a bad year for garden pests.  I’m seeing a lot of damage by  Apion longirostre  Hollyhock Weevil, thrips, aphids, leafminers, flea beetles and the list goes on. Here are a few photos of some of the offenders: Hollyhock … Continue reading

Posted in Beneficial Insects, Colorado, durango gardening, Garden, high altitude gardening, Insects, Organic Gardening, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beautiful Blooms In June

Our gardens are really showing off some colors!  I was busy most of the morning taking photographs before the winds picked up.  Everything looks so pretty. There are so many more but the wind started to blow!  Hope you enjoyed … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, durango gardening, Flowers, Flowers, Garden, Gardens, Gardens, high altitude gardening, Insects, Organic Gardening, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iris part 2

Posted in Colorado, Flowers, Flowers, Garden, Gardens, high altitude gardening, Organic Gardening, Photography | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Iris

This year the iris are beautiful!  Blooms are bountiful and I’m actually seeing a few that haven’t bloomed in years and had forgotten what some have looked like. Here’s a pleasant surprise, a peach colored iris that is about to … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, durango gardening, Flowers, Flowers, Garden, Gardens, high altitude gardening, Organic Gardening, Photography | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greenhouse Brick Floor

Last week the floor of the greenhouse got finished and it really looks and feels good.  I asked my friend Nikki to help me lay the old brick. I let Nikki decide the patterns and how they should be placed. Check … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, durango gardening, durango landscaping, Garden, high altitude gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rose Tea- Not Just For Roses

Post from Bees and Chicks Tuesday’s Tips Whip up a batch of my version of Rose Tea for a quick boost. I make this tea for roses, but irises and peonies love this as well. In my garden the blooms are … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, colorado gardening, durango gardening, Flowers, Garden, Gardens, high altitude gardening, Organic Gardening, Photography, rose care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Gardeners Dream Come True!

Ray and I started the greenhouse a few weeks ago and it’s starting to look awesome!  We have been salvaging materials for a few years and last summer we were given some beautiful old windows and bricks from a remodel … Continue reading

Posted in durango gardening, Garden, Garden Structures, greenhouse, high altitude gardening, Vegetable Garden | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Garden Journal — Spring To Do List

Originally posted on Bees and Chicks:
I wrote this list for the colder Western regions, but Barbara pointed out that it works equally well for March gardens in Southern California. In the Rocky Mountains there’s a good chance you still…

Posted in durango gardening, high altitude gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments