Saturday, June 15, 2013

No rest for the wicked.

Mom's Heirloom Roses are blooming up a storm.
 Got an email yesterday: Did you quit blogging? Asks the sender...  What? Me? Quit blogging? Where would she get that lame-brained idea?

Mom's Heirloom Bearded Iris ~ with Dame's Rocket. Clearly Mom loved yellow. Me, too.
So, I popped over to visit the now, officially, re-named Ye Olde Neglected Blog and since I haven't posted in ~ geez~ a couple of weeks?  I'd have to say.. Why, yes, indeedy, I have quit blogging!  

Not intentionally.

You see, there are weeds to pull, horses to ride, fountains to fix, lawns to mow, seedlings to transplant. Bizzy days.

No rest for the wicked. Or, the wicked gardener, for that matter.  Seeing as how I've been on a massive killing spree.

Remind me never to vacation in May when I should be patrolling the flower beds for pesky weeds. I think they were celebrating that whole 'ding dong, the witch is dead' thing until they saw me show up. With. My. Spade.

Montana: Beautiful state but a pretty dumb name for this stunning flower.

And, now those pesky weeds are all dead. Until tomorrow. When they rise again.

Columbine, with Jacob's Ladder sadly set against the silly color I painted my house.
Breathe deep. Let it soak in for a moment!

It is { finally } gardening time in the mountains. Yeah.... yeah... I know... June is a sadly late time to begin celebrating summer but that's just the way we roll. On June 15th, it's sorta springtime and no where near summer in the mountains. We're just picking up steam at 7,000 feet altitude.

PS! Notice all the close up photos? Best way to pretend your poor, poor, pitiful gardens are not beset with weeds....


Aaron Dalton said...

Nice to see you back, Kate!

I practice that photo close-up technique myself to hide less-than-photogenic perspectives in my garden ;-)

I think it's great that you're out there enjoying life and what is probably beautiful weather in the mountains.

Can't complain here. We had a nice cool spring and more rain than usual. I don't care much about the lawn, but I do have to say it's nice when the grass isn't brown and crispy by May!

We're getting typical summer weather now - high 80s and humid most days - but that's still 10-15 degrees lower than last summer, so I ain't complaining!

Janie said...

I don't know how you have any time to blog with all the gardening and a little time for horses and work!
The flowers are all lovely.

Milady Productions said...

hi love your blog!
you make me laugh.
i am at about 7k ft southwest colorado - Ridgway area. looking for a clematis and any other viney flowery types that will survive here!
Is any clematis labelled hardy to zone 4 a good choice or is a specific one? (i've heard there's "one")

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Oh, thank you! Very kind of you to say. Clematis ~ there are lots of varieties that will do well in your zone. HF Young is an easy one to find, prolific bloomer, lovely blue flowers. Enjoy! And, also take a peek at Terrible website :( but tons of hard to find Clematis!