I finally got to experience the tundra for real! I’ll actually pat about the botanical highlights when we return but for now I thought I’d leave you with th these pictures I took from the top of a mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Things are doing some growing around here! After an absurdly long winter, it’s so exciting to actually see green…and pink..and yellow and every other color that’s deciding to show itself!
I’m mostly pleased with how the woody plants have done. The Disanthus died down to the parts that were below the snow line, as did the rhodie but then again President Roosevelt is only supposed to be a zone 7 plant and the parts below the snow line survived so I can’t complain. The garden is puttering along at its own rate…slow but steady. I’d complain but the weeds are also moving at a snails pace so there are some benefits, eh? I wish I had more to say but quite frankly the pictures speak for themselves, and we all know what gardening is like so I’m sure you don’t really care about the nitty gritty details of moving random things around. Or maybe I’m just cranky. Oops.
I finally scavenged some stone to use as stepping stones! Someone I know was getting rid of some limestone slabs, so naturally I had to take them! I’m sure having these giant slabs of lime sitting around the garden will really help with my high pH problems (sarcasm alert!), but they looked too good to pass up. Now if only the plants would grow so I could see them with the new path… and yes, before anyone asks, I will be partially burying them to hide the right angles and soften the overall effect
I don’t REALLY have much blooming in my house so I thought I’d show off the two arrangements I made for Valentines Day, and the Oncidium ‘Sharry Baby’ and Hippeastrum ‘Bogota’ that I recently acquired cuz OMG FLOWERSSSSSS!
These two pictures are of my true Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) that I got from Mr. Subjunctive in a plant trade a couple of years ago. This is the first year it has bloomed for me, and I’ve had a fairly constant stream of blooms since the first one about a month ago. At the moment there are about 7 blooms on it. Yay flowers!
I know it’s not much but it’s better than nothing! Plus all the cut flowers are making things feel somewhat tropical and lord knows how badly we can use that here!
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