Gardening In The Desert

I’ve written a short article about gardening in the desert, which you can seeĀ  Here. It is the first of what I intend to be a long series of how to articles. It’s been a long week, so not much going on; will be out and about taking pics in the morning, so check back for more in a day or two.

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Herbs & Flowers

I bought a few herb and flower plants last night. Not much selection locally this time of year but that is ok. I am really trying to keep myself reined in as I will be gone three weeks in Aug & Sep and that is a hard time in a big garden. So trying to keep things small and manageable so who ever I rope into garden sitting & bunny tending isn’t overwhelmed.

This morning I planted most of the plants into their pots. I also did a quick tidy up around the front steps where they will live. This spot gets plenty of early morning sun and a bit of late afternoon shade; perfect for so many things in the desert.

herbs & flowers

Front steps
a yellow daylily and some lobelia

a yellow daylily and some lobelia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potatoe Time

June is a good time to plant potatoes here in the desert foothills. I had a few purple and red potatoes sprouting in the kitchen so got them put in today. I’ll be writing an article about planting potatoes and will let you know when it’s published!