Friday, June 20, 2008

Desert Gardens

Alpine Asters can easily go 2 weeks without water

IF they ship on time. IF they arrive alive... And, IF it all grows well... I'll have the prettiest backyard in the neighborhood.

Butterfly Weed is a beacon for butterflies

Our backyards aren't like most backyards. They go on forever, winding up into the hills behind our homes.

Pasque Flowers grow well with infrequent drenching

They're generally treated as wild land filled with sage brush, a skunk or two and lots of cactus. This summer I'm out to improve all that... With native plants that can survive long periods of time without water.

Into my new Desert Garden will go:
  • Blanket Flowers
  • Blue Oat Grass
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Cornflowers
  • Firecracker Penstemon
  • Hyssop
  • Pasque Flowers
  • Russian Sage
  • Wild Four O'Clocks
  • And anything else I can think of... :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kate, your blog is a delight. I found you through Google because I was looking for flowering vines that might work on a trellis at high altitude (8500') here on this mountainside in Colorado. Found your clematis entry. I wonder if the deer would ravage it...anyway, got to poking around your site and I can see that I have a lot to learn from you! Best wishes and thanks!