• 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.


  • 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
  • Lupines


    Blacksmith LupineBird's eye view of a Blacksmith Lupine who finally decided to bloom because I finally got around to watering her. :)Lupines have a tough time i... Read more

    Posted on 27 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • John Cabot Roses

    John Cabot Roses

    Up close and personal with a John Cabot Rose, in full bloom. They will flower ALL season, from June through October. Which is one of the many reasons why I can'... Read more

    Posted on 26 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Only The Strong Survive

    Only Strong Survive

    Hello. I'm the hardest working rose in the flower business.I survived all last summer, in record heat, in a high plains desert.. without humans watering me.*... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Butterfly Garden

    Butterfly Garden

    Swallowtail in the Butterfly GardenA huge Swallowtail was flitting about the Butterfly Garden while I was weeding this morning. The wingspan is larger than my... Read more

    Posted on 24 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Solstice


    Thistle Crescent ButterflyA sure sign of summer! The butterflies have arrived. I, so far, haven't been able to talk a Swallowtail into sitting still for a photo... Read more

    Posted on 21 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Papaver


    Oriental Poppies in the Wildflower GardenHey! You're still alive!So sayeth me when the Oriental Poppies began to bloom. I'm back in this home after a 4 year... Read more

    Posted on 20 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Spidey


    I repurposed my wine bottle. đź‘ŚMakes a beautiful vase, don't you think?It's holding Spidey. A truly ancient Spider Plant that has been with me since my college... Read more

    Posted on 19 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Indian Paintbrush

    Indian Paintbrush

    Prairie Fire ~ also known as Indian Paintbrush ~ blooming in the grassy meadow, near my home. If she looks different than other Paintbrush flowers you've seen,... Read more

    Posted on 18 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME