Margaret Beers Oliver's Blog – June 2009 Archive (8)

Oh The Fragrance


This is a single flower mock orange. The plant itself is about 50 and was a start from my neighbors mother in laws garden. The perfume is just knock you over strong. I will be getting a cutting or two to start some of my own. Yay!!

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on June 29, 2009 at 8:49am — No Comments

Poor garden is trying to grow

Still I think I am going to put the greenhouse together earlier than I thought. Perhaps early August if not early July.
Flash flood warnings are out. Still the garden is giving it all the ol' college try!

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on June 26, 2009 at 1:57pm — No Comments

deoxygenation?

The weatherman says to cover your garden to keep the soil a bit dryer. This is high desert and we don't deal well with the idea of wet soil. Cool nights and wet afternoons are playing havoc with the garden, but I think it is going to survive.
Some of my beds are raised and seem to be doing better than the lower stuff.

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on June 17, 2009 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

still cool and rainy...

but the garden looks like it is trying to get the idea. I am thankful for the slow start as the home life has been a bit hectic with the new baby in the house. All are happily doing well.
I am going to try to post pictures this week of the new growth once the squirrels get the idea that I don't want them to eat it all before it gets going. Taking to turning the lilltle pack loose on them just to get them tree'd again.

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on June 15, 2009 at 4:49pm — No Comments

News at noon said snow...

I don't think I am going to have summer this year. If the temp drops much more, I am going to have to cover stuff again.
sigh

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on June 12, 2009 at 6:27am — No Comments

Congratulations to us...

totally off topic perhaps. My neice had a baby girl named Angel this morning, and we are all stupid with sleep deprevation and the let down after all the excitement. Mother and baby are well. Yay!!! Her Daddy is a wore out but in love kinda guy right now.

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on June 10, 2009 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

Another rainy and cold day in Colorado Springs...

but who can afford to fuss about free water! The high here was about 45f and it has rained or been foggy all day. I can't really wait to see what Pikes Peak looks like when the clouds break. It has been snowing there for days. I brought the tender seedlings back in because of the cold night temps. At least it isn't snowing here.

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on June 4, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

Greetings

The wind quit, and the chill off the snow fields on the mountain is intense. I havve brought in everything that isn't firmly planted in the earth as it seems like it could frost. I hope that I can get this garden really kicked in. One thing I have found is that if you put compost on as a top dressing your roses go wild! I planted rainbow swiss chard (silver beet) today and hope that it comes up in spite of a cold evening. Sunday I planted golden zuccinni and think I may have gone over board on… Continue

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on June 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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