Today’s pictures come from Rosemarie Hobelman.
Hello to all,
This is my flower garden on the eastern plains of Colorado. My garden changes every year. I add or move things around. My garden is my sanctuary from a stressful day at work. While sitting in the garden, I get to watch the butterflies, bumblebees, and an occasional hummingbird arrive to enjoy the garden. I keep plenty of water and birdseed out for the rest of the flying creatures. I love to listen to the meadowlark in the early morning hours; it just starts my day off with a relaxing mood.
My wildflower garden does very well on the northwest side of the house. I plant an assortment of wildflowers every year.
Bright red yarrow (Achillea millefolium, Zones 3–9) with pink veronica (Veronica spicata, Zones 3–8) and white sage (Salvia nemorosa, Zones 5–9) I honestly can’t remember the name of this rose blooming with delphinium (Delphinium grandiflora, Zones 4–8) along the “hobbit” fence. The “hobbit” fence was my boyfriend’s idea. We had so many branches lying around from a tree that we decided to recycle. It turned out pretty well.The same corner the first year it was planted and my all-time favorite foxglove (Digitalis purpurea, Zones 4–9). This is where we sit. It is near our willow tree, and we read until it gets too windy. The eastern plains of Colorado can be very blustery and annoying. I wear an old pair of riding boots to garden in. They come in very handy, as we do have snakes around, although I have not come across any in my garden as of yet.
My boyfriend also built me this potting bench and table from lumber we had left over from a previous project. I found I don’t need to spend tons of money on store-bought containers or pots. I use whatever I have lying around: an old wheelbarrow, colorful popcorn tins, or old metal colanders. I also visit a very inexpensive secondhand store that has a lot of country items.
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