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Seed Starting, Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

At last, I found Redbud seeds in the mulch from Albuquerque, from my friend’s neighbor. I have six in moist seed starters in the greenroom and hope they sprout.  This tree is part of the Fabaceae (bean) family.  These beautiful … Continue reading

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Rescue, Blue Elderberry (Sambucus nigra L. spp. cerulea)

Although my Blue Elderberries survived winter on the cold and windy northeast corner, the one farthest out has not sprouted any spring growth. Still alive, but it may be too stressed to get through a hot summer. I know, I … Continue reading

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Grass, Deergrass (Muhlenbergia rigens)

I have native Deergrass on my property, and it is very ornamental and pretty all year, growing both in my alpine rock garden and in the shade of my pinyon-juniper forest. As I was uphill this morning gat hering rocks … Continue reading

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Seed Starting, Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Potted 5 Chokseeds in one of the 10″ pots released by planting herbs this week. Chokecherry seeds are not easy like bean plants, they do not come up in a few days!  Chokecherry seeds require several months of cold stratification, … Continue reading

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Canadian Lilac (Syringa x prestonaciae)

I bought a Canadian Lilac rather than the Common Lilac because it is reputed to be more wind and cold tolerant and I wanted to plant it on my lower ledge as part of my wind break hedge. I planted … Continue reading

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Square Raised Bed

Today I started filling my 6 foot square raised bed with compost materials. Just stuff I have laying around. Started with water-soaked deadwood on the bottom, then tumbleweeds that had accumulated again, a pile of dead wildflowers, then some wet … Continue reading

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Wabi Sabi Greenhouse

Today I started dry stacking the last concrete blocks for a 6 foot square raised bed.  I finished row one and checked it for size.  I have enough block for a second row, but not the third row I want. … Continue reading

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