Happy Spring, Rocky Mt gardeners!

b2alicia(zone 5 Westminster)May 18, 2013

Hi everyone,
The gardening urge has overwhelmed me!

I stayed away from GW for about a year, focusing more on getting my new rescue poodle Percy acclimated.

There were some ups and downs, but I think we've made some real progress.

And now, I can hardly keep my hands out of the yard!
Big job #1: North fence wind tunnel. So I had some baby evergreen trees (4 big ones , 2 small ones) planted along the north fence in 2010, and now 3 of the original 6 have had to be replaced.

2010

2011

2012- right there to the left of Percy, that low Juniper wasn't prospering.

So last month I checked around, got some good compost with the 'm' word in it? I can never remember the name. Decided on getting neighbor boy to dig some good holes, and here we are:

Needs a little more polishing up, and I will post photo when finished.

Glad to be back!

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digit(ID/WA)

That is a nice yard and great progress.

My neighbor planted arborvitae on his side of my fence and took them all out within 3 years! I guess I am needing a fence that can stand up better to wind.

Glad you are back too, b2alicia.

Steve

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 12:32PM
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b2alicia(zone 5 Westminster)

Thank you Steve!

I'm not sure why some of them prospered and others did not. I'm guessing they all had similar water needs, they all had good protection from the north winds. So it's a bit of a mystery.

This time, I have nice roomy beds with good compost, and MYCORRHIZAE. (that's the word I was looking for.)

Also, I handpicked every little piece of grass and weed and bindweed that I could find, before I put the soil back in around the
root ball.

Of course, by the time they are big enough to really provide some wind shield to my back porch, I hope I am still living in the house! :)

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 5:58PM
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b2alicia(zone 5 Westminster)

All done.

Tidied up, weeded, and watered. Wishing good sturdy growth, and trying to picture them big and tall, and touching each other!.

And blocking some of the blizzards from slamming against my back porch.

(View of porch from inside breakfast room)

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 10:29PM
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b2alicia(zone 5 Westminster)

Ooh, new baby needles on Mugo pine.

photo taken on 5/21/13

photo taken today 5/31/13

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 2:19PM
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b2alicia(zone 5 Westminster)

Happy trees! (plus Percy's tail)

This is fun. It's five weeks since the last photo. The blue spruce is bigger. The juniper is just above the fence. The new Vanderwolf pine down in front by Percy's tail has longer needles.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 1:25PM
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