• High Altitude Gardening http://highaltitudegardening.blogspot.com/

    Growing an impossible garden at 7,000 feet. Certified master gardener, certifiable in many other ways. My garden is a labor of love high - in the snowy Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah.


  • Lovely Lantana

    Lovely Lantana

    Lantana is popular annual where I'm from. A gorgeous perennial in Arizona.A week has gone by, living in the land of perpetual summer (Cave Creek, Arizona) and... Read more

    Posted on 06 February 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hellooooo Sunshine!

    Hellooooo Sunshine!

    In the last riveting episode of High Altitude Gardening... I was bragging up the fact that I'd rented out my home to vacationing snow lovers. (I live in a ski... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Peaks and Valleys

    Peaks Valleys

    Fab House ~ Perfect Location!That's how I listed it on Airbnb.Ask anyone who knows me ~ in the real world ~ and they would probably say: Well, she’s had a prett... Read more

    Posted on 02 January 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Pies, Puppy Love and Pretty Bulbs

    Pies, Puppy Love Pretty Bulbs

    Woke to the first truly cold winter morning, and since I have a partially house-trained puppy living with me, we were outdoors, in seconds flat, to prevent an... Read more

    Posted on 21 November 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • 1 Arm Bandit


    Tip: Soak your orchids, once a week, for 30 minutes, with a tsp of basic fertilizer - they'll happily re-bloom.I wake, wincing in pain. Pop two of the killer... Read more

    Posted on 16 November 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Pal O Mine


    Softly falling, fluffy, flakes of snow... the kind that tickle your nose and melt when they land... accompanied us on our morning walk.A grey, silent morning... Read more

    Posted on 06 November 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Story of the Traveling Plants

    Story Traveling Plants

    This Hollyhock began it's life in South Dakota in my Mom's Garden.I took the Hollyhock seeds with me to Minnesota, planted in my first Garden.Then I took the... Read more

    Posted on 06 September 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • This, That, and The Other Little Thing

    This, That, Other Little Thing

    Big Love: Sable is so tall, I need to stand on that truck tire to get into the saddle. But, I don't care. I love her.Enjoyed some much-needed horse time,... Read more

    Posted on 30 August 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Grateful for Gardens

    Grateful Gardens

    It has been a long, hot and very tiresome summer. Was thinking about that, yesterday, when I was down in the Salt Lake City Valley, running a full day of... Read more

    Posted on 23 August 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Annoying Ants and Astonishing Blooms

    Annoying Ants Astonishing Blooms

    A beautiful garden in the Irish countryside. (From my travels, last month.) Great inspiration for what I'd like to do with my own garden. Of course, I need a... Read more

    Posted on 12 June 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hello Old Friends

    Hello Friends

    Jacob's Ladder brightly blooming in a thicket of weeds.This summer's delightful task is to reclaim The Long Neglected Garden ~ my term of endearment for the... Read more

    Posted on 09 June 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Mantis Rototillers and the Long Neglected Garden

    Mantis Rototillers Long Neglected Garden

    Don't ya just love it when the world works in such wonderful ways ~ that it's hard to count up all those lucky stars?Take last night, for instance, when my... Read more

    Posted on 04 June 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Flowers for Your Hair

    Flowers Your Hair

    I returned from my travels in the nick of time!In time to fall in love, once again, with my most beloved spring flowering shrub. That being the Flowering... Read more

    Posted on 26 May 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Aching Back

    Aching Back

    Yeah, yeah... I know. Blowing the seeds from a dead Dandelion is big fun. But, you could you please blow them in the opposite direction of my beloved garden?... Read more

    Posted on 25 May 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Winter That Wasn't

    Winter That Wasn't

    Did you know? Those cute little Primrose plants sold in supermarkets, this time of year, are actually zone 3 perennials? Yeppers. Oftentimes the first little... Read more

    Posted on 15 March 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Wordless Wednesday: The Gorgeous Boys

    Wordless Wednesday: Gorgeous Boys

    Every February, these big dudes pay us a visit. And, they're no dummies. They're hanging out inside the Park City city limits ~ where they can rest in my... Read more

    Posted on 13 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Lazy Girl's Artisan Bread

    Lazy Girl's Artisan Bread

    Prepare to be dazzled.While the East Coast digs out from yet another epic snowstorm, here I sit in my {grumble grumble} Western ski resort with the windows... Read more

    Posted on 04 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Pesky Pests

    Pesky Pests

    'Twas a winter wonderland out on my deck this morning! :)) Probably looks frigid but it was 30 degrees ~ warm enough for this snow lover to stand there with... Read more

    Posted on 14 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Balmy.


    This impressive fellow was keeping an eye on me while I visited the horses. One of the things I'll always miss about living in the country.'Tis a balmy 48... Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Funny Side of the Street

    Funny Side Street

    This is what it looks like out my window when it is 6 degrees below zero.New Year's Day. A New Year! A blank slate! Anything can happen. And, it probably... Read more

    Posted on 01 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME