• 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.


  • First Spring Blossoms

    First Spring Blossoms

    BEHOLD! The first spring blossoms! Crocus Remembrance. I'm always surprised to see them. Rabbits and ground squirrels happily dig them up. At long last... a... Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2021 GARDENING, HOME
  • Oven Roasted Cauliflower Tater Tots

    Oven Roasted Cauliflower Tater Tots

    Cauliflower Tater TotsI've been trying. And, failing. With my pledge to lose a few pounds ~ hoping that would make a world of difference in my energy level. It... Read more

    Posted on 13 April 2021 GARDENING, HOME
  • Re-Blooming Butterfly Orchids

    Re-Blooming Butterfly Orchids

    Phaleanopsis - Moth Orchids - is a terrible name for such a pretty flower. Therefore, they have be re-named (by me!) the Butterfly Orchid. I've discovered it's... Read more

    Posted on 12 April 2021 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Slowest Way to Kill Your African Violets

    Slowest Kill Your African Violets

    The petals sparkle in the sunshine. It's the #2 reason why I keep trying to grow them.They'll bloom forever. That's #1. African Violets grow perfectly for 2... Read more

    Posted on 11 April 2021 GARDENING, HOME
  • Gram's Dee-Lightful Lavender Cookies

    Gram's Dee-Lightful Lavender Cookies

    "You can never have enough purple in the garden." - Grandma Anne * All Lavender is edible but most of them don't taste that great. Grow English Lavender... Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2021 GARDENING, HOME
  • Growing Veggies in High Altitudes

    Growing Veggies High Altitudes

    A fellow gardener wrote to me wondering if I knew of any vegetables that will grow in high altitudes.Well, let's see. For starters there's Beans, Beets, Carrots... Read more

    Posted on 09 April 2021 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beauty Fades. Dumb is Forever.

    Beauty Fades. Dumb Forever.

    This English countryside painting is the screensaver image on my desktop.I find a new one every week.Strolling down a cobblestone pathway.. accompanied by a... Read more

    Posted on 16 January 2021 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hey, 2020 ~ Here's You're Hat, What's Your Hurry?

    Hey, 2020 Here's You're Hat, What's Your Hurry?

    Cheers to the end of the most difficult year.I survived. That's what I was thinking as I was gazing at the playful clouds on this New Year's Day.I survived. And... Read more

    Posted on 01 January 2021 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Witch's Thanksgiving

    Witch's Thanksgiving

    This Columbine looks rather 'spooky.'Full Disclosure: I'm not a witch. I've been called that. Many times! But I possess no special powers with which to back up... Read more

    Posted on 25 September 2019 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Divine Inspiration Of... Onions?

    Divine Inspiration Of... Onions?

    Well whaddyaknow. It worked.I guess third time really is a charm. As in.. three attempts to remember the password to this poor, neglected, blog. Read more

    Posted on 24 September 2019 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hollyhock Time

    Hollyhock Time

    Chater's Double Red HollyhockFor years, I was a purist. Growing only the ancient heirloom hollyhocks - from seeds I grabbed at my Mom's and my Grandmother's... Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Chief Joe 2018

    Chief 2018

    Hello Handsome. Isn't he a stunner? This is Snuffy. An Appaloosa this pretty deserves a better name but that's what happens when you put the kids in... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Moonshine Yarrow

    Moonshine Yarrow

    - coping beautifully with the heat and drought of this sweltering summer. #gardening #garden #perennialsAny Yarrow is a fantastic choice for hot dry spots in a... Read more

    Posted on 15 July 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Columbines


    Wild Canadian Columbine + A Bonus Bee! :)There are a million different colors of Columbines.I can exaggerate like that because, at some point, in the future of... Read more

    Posted on 12 July 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Morning Glories

    Morning Glories

    A Heavenly Blue Morning Glory stretching toward the sun. This is the only annual that I plant in my gardens. Most are too tender for life in the mountains -- bu... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Flax Flowers

    Flax Flowers

    Winds shifted. Blowing all the smoke from the Too Close For Comfort Strawberry Reservoir Wildfire in my direction.Felt like I was 'warming myself' in front of... Read more

    Posted on 06 July 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Apache Plume

    Apache Plume

    It's been beastly hot around these part so I finally broke down and watered the 'street garden.' Which is just a fancy name for the ditch in front of my rural... Read more

    Posted on 05 July 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Desert Mallow

    Desert Mallow

    Got a hot spot in your garden? This is the gal for you.Mallows are a very common wildflower in Utah. In the west desert, you can see entire fields of them in... Read more

    Posted on 02 July 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Divine Miss Katie Bug

    Divine Miss Katie

    Looking off toward the mountains... anxious for her next adventure.* She was named Kate when she was gifted to me. And, we can't have two Kates, hence her pet... Read more

    Posted on 30 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Wolfsbane


    Wolfsbane -- wards off werewolves. And, quite successfully! I've never seen a werewolf in these parts so I guess you have me to thank for that.Do you love this... Read more

    Posted on 29 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME