After a cold, wet, Spring.... Summer arrived today in all it's blazing glory. Just in time, I say. It feels good to be warm and all of the plants are rejoycing in their new found warmth. I can't belive how tall many things are this year, after all the moisture we've had. It certainly made and difference, and I am enjoying the process of seeing how my "friends" are all reacting. Of course, I'll be complaining about the heat any day now. But maybe not. I think a bit of a cool-down is on the way. Here are some photos I took today of my plants rejoycing!
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. — Kurt Vonnegut
About My Gardens
I live on a corner lot in the suburbs with 1350 sq. ft. of "parking" or "hellstrips," as they are called. Experiencing a drought in 2002, we decided to convert the strips to waterwise (Xeriscape) landscaping. While I have other gardens, they are my pride and joy. Gardening in Colorado can be either delightful or challenging, and that changes hour-by-hour. We are in a semi-arid climate, with lots of sunny days, desiccating winds, damaging hail, torrential downpours, and extreme temperature changes.
A retired graphic designer, now enjoy using my creativity designing and caring for my gardens. I am a novice, passionate about gardening and learning. Please stay for a visit. I hope you enjoy my efforts as much as I enjoy the process.