The Artichoke Project

Late last November I planted two Artichoke plants in a sunny spot in one of my new flower beds. I wanted something to grow fast and add some variety of color and shape to my view. They grew beautifully! By March their silvery-green leaves spiked up vigorously at both ends of the bed providing a framework for the smaller plants between them. The end of each symmetrical leaf was punctuated with a fine thistle tip....   Continue Reading

A Traveling Garden

If you are going to spend a summer in the mountains what sweeter place could there be than “Happy Jack?”  Once again my peppermint twist geraniums summered here escaping the killing heat of their winter home.  So this week we drove up north to collect them in our new improved “geranium transporter” or Honda Ridgeline pick up w/ a topper shell so they can ride protected back to the valley.  It holds nearly 25 pots of flowers with out bending or breaking of stems! Ever so much better than our previous truck!...   Continue Reading