Monday, June 7, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The amsonia, also a Plant Select, is starting to bloom. I just love this little guy because the leaves form a cup for the flowers to bloom in. You've gotta' come down and check it out. It only blooms for a little while in the Spring.
You gotta' come down anyway to see the new fence and gates and to shop 'til you drop at Bloomin' Deals and to notice all the trash that the City hauled off for us today. Yes. Today was a triumph.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
The City came in with their skid steer and made short work of our old fence. I heard it took five years to put it up. It came down in four hours. FOUR HOURS! We've had staff meetings last longer.
The new fence is coming up lightning fast as well. They said it was going to take a month but I don't think so. Not the way those boys are working.
I've just about got the irrigation going. Yee Haw! It is almost warm enough to run through the sprinklers.
The irises are looking better and better every day. The word for spring right now is purple. The grape hyacinth, the veronica and the catnip are dominating at the moment.
Come on down. The weather has been beautiful and your botanic garden is growing in beautiful ways.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The interview process was pretty cool. It was an all day deal and I'm sure glad I didn't have to go through it. There were three parts: written, speaking and practical. Plus, hobnobbing at lunch. We were all exhausted by the end. I think the candidates more than we were. So stay tuned. I'll let you know next week who our new leader is. Needless to say, I'm thrilled. Spring is here and I've already had the WorkEnders out here for a day pulling weeds!
Friday, March 26, 2010
The abnormally harsh winter of 2009-10 was not kind to many cacti in the two Chinle Club sponsored gardens. However, on Wednesday, March 24 immediately following the regular 'Garden Party' at WCBG it was especially pleasant to find a few very happy cacti. Ernie's Cactus Corner at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens has some of the biggest, happiest, healthiest 'Mountain Ball Cacti' one is likely to find anywhere on the Western Slope. In fact these Pediocacti are so happy they're getting ready to celebrate spring with a profusion of flowers. The plant shown below is slightly over 6 inches in diameter and loaded with flower buds. Count 'em, there are over 20 with the possibility of still more to emerge. Depending on the upcoming weather, one could expect to see flowers in about 10 to 14 days, If you go looking for flowers, be sure to give old Sol enough morning time to work a bit of magic and coax the flowers into opening.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
or in my case a double a battery. That sits in my freezer like it has for the past week. It isn't like my freezer is hard to get to. It is actually right next to the back door. Yet day after day I forget the one thing that would release the photo of the beautiful bird of paradise that is blooming in the butterfly house.
What an aggravation.
In the meantime, here is a photo from the cute little Jardin Botanico I like so much in Mexico City aka el DF. The greenhouse was great.