My Colorado Garden Year Two 2009
One of the fun things of moving into a previously owned home is to see what discoveries you’ll make in Spring when the efforts of the previous gardener become evident peeking through the snow. However! this garden has absolutely not ONE flower, bush, bulb, nada but the two struggling fruit tree’s and a very nice drip system throughout the raised gardens. The good part was that I got to start playing from scratch.
I am one of those gardeners who really doesn’t follow all the rules of gardening. I like to buy things because they are pretty and plant them closer together than recommended because I’m impatient to have a nice full garden.. so of course last year with an empty palette of dirt to fill in, i bought TONS of perennials, bulbs and transplanted things from my X-husbands house that I’d lovingly planted and nurtured and I wasn’t going to leave them behind.
In this yard you can see spring blooming phlox, and Icelandic poppies in beautiful shades of peach, white, apricot, orange and red. I planted these from seeds last year and never dreamed they’d come back and be so beautiful.. This year I’m digging them up and transplanting them in other spots in the garden since as I mentioned before.. I have a tendency to over crowd my flowers. You can also see Purple Coneflowers, Oriental Poppies (also grown from seed) Lupine (from the x’s house) . The old piece of fence is from a Colorado farm that I picked up at an estate sale it still has the original latch.. I just love old rusty stuff to decorate with. The wreath I wrapped myself from garden vines from last years yard cuttings. I’m all about recycling and going green whenever feasible. You can also see another of my favorites… Blue Flax.
Orange and Yellow Icelandic Poppies
Blue Flax Up Close
I just love how it looks waving wildly in the field all around the prairie. I find it’s harder to get to thrive in your cultivated garden than when you throw the seeds haphazardly.
Here you can see the Lupine leaves getting ready to grow huge gorgeous stalks of purple flowers (I have faith!) and to the right of them a variety of honeysuckle that hummingbirds love and so do my cats.. they know hummers hang out here, so they do too… just hoping for their big (FAT) chance to pounce.