Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Monday was such a great, gray day. I just couldn't resist the mourning doves in the tree against the cloudy sky. So beautiful.

Internet Troubles

I have been having troubles with internet connectivity. But I'm back. For today anyway. I think spring is definitely on its way. Our tremendous ice sculpture is pretty much gone. Boo. Hoo.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Max Says

Max says that he likes working in the greenhouses because every time you go in there is something different to see.


Tyler, would you please call your mother? She's worried and so am I and so is Richard, Lloyd, Elsie and Clayton.


Yee Haw!

We're fixin' to round us up some little doggies, I mean butterflies. Today was the first meeting of the Butterfly Wranglers. There are about 10 or so kind souls who are willing to take an hour or so out of their day to help with the care of our butterflies, they are such primadonas. The butterflies, not the Wranglers.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


You know those dracena you can get a walmart for like two bucks? Well, we have one in the greenhouse that is about ten feet tall and today I noticed it blooming. Amazing.

I'm a Winner!

Yes, I won! Well, I had the highest bid on a lovely Mountain Frost Pear in the Silent Auction. Not sure where I'm going to put it. I have a few weeks to figure it out.

The rest of Landscapes West was great. I always learn so much. And the Silent Auction is always a lot of fun. I can hardly wait for next year.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Day One

Today was the first day of Landscapes West, the regional gardening conference and gardening show. Here is Liz and David in front of our booth.

I gave a talk today on the new Colorado Native Plant Garden. It was the longest 45 minutes I can remember having in a while. I was pretty nervous but thanks to my cheering section. I had one on both sides of the room. The speakers today were great. I really liked the one on parasitic plants. Did you know we have our own parasitic plant specialist right here in at Mesa State? Yeah. She's way cool. Anyway. I'll report more tomorrow.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


For some reason the forsythia looked really compelling today.

What's That Smell?

What's that smell? Mmmmm. The dew drop.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Don't Do It!

I know it was a gorgeous day today but Don't Do It! It is way to early. I know the sun is shining. The earth is starting to smell like spring. It got up to 51 degrees today. But remember it is February. February! Keep in mind this happens every year. We get a nice warm up in February and all of a sudden your thoughts turn to getting out into the gardens. You must resist. Please.