Do you ever get tired of reading garden blogs or websites? I don’t. Especially if they are local and talk about things I can relate to. Penny Stine, a writer for the Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction and a master gardener with the CSU Extension has a great blog about all things gardening in our area. Its called Let’s Get Dirty. Stop by her blog and share her garden experiences. She loves to grow veggies and is not afraid of trying new things like Malabar spinach. Never heard of it but I’m sure its a good thing.
I’m going to let you in on a secret of mine. I have always wanted to have my yard showcased on a local garden tour. Having loads of people come through and appreciate the endless hours of weeding, planting, pruning, deadheading in addition to my creative selection and placement of plants would be so gratifying and enjoyable. I would be basking in the glory of this great accomplishment for years afterwards. Ahhhhh….
Now, for a taste of reality. As I walk through my garden, I tend to focus on the negative points like weeds, dead shrubs and perennials that I need to replace, weeds, tired looking mulch, cracked cement patio, and more weeds. I think you get the picture. However, I need to start appreciating what I call my “Pockets of Greatness”. There are times of the year in a certain light, and at a certain angle that my yard looks great. If you visit my Garden Scentsations facebook page, you’ll notice I use photos of these Pockets for my cover photos. I usually change them to reflect my garden through the seasons. Right now, my cover photo is Mojave sage in full bloom with a groundcover of the beautiful Prairie Zinnia shining its little heart out. These are two of my favorite perennials because of their long bloom time and brilliant colors.
Here is another great article from the CO-Horts at CSU Extension. Dr. Tony Koski is the grass guru in Colorado and has some food for thought on Round Up.
CO-Horts: Roundup is Roundup…Right?: Tony Koski, Extension Turf Specialist Which one do I use? They both say Roundup! If you are reading this in hopes that the turf s…