• 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.


  • 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. 👌Makes 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
  • Mexican Shell Flowers

    Mexican Shell Flowers

    Tigridia: aka Mexican ShellflowersSome gardeners scoff when I mention I plant Tigridia -- because she only flowers for one short day. I'm simply delighted to... Read more

    Posted on 16 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Rambunctious Yellow Rose

    Rambunctious Yellow Rose

    Wild Yellow RosesHi, Mom.I always say that when she's in bloom. I grew up with this rose. She was a wild bloomer at my mom's house in South Dakota for as long a... Read more

    Posted on 15 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Centaurea Montana

    Centaurea Montana

    It's a purple / blue time in the garden, and I'm loving every day of it. The Montana (above) and the Dame's Rocket (below), are putting on quite a pretty show. Read more

    Posted on 14 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Blue Bayou

    Blue Bayou

    The eerie desolation of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Driving out to our campsite, I had to stop for a minute and marvel at the weirdness of this place. Nothing ca... Read more

    Posted on 10 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Bearded Iris

    Bearded Iris

    One of the crazy old ladies, decorating my garden. It is good to see her again. (I just returned to this home and garden after several years absence -- so this... Read more

    Posted on 08 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Knautia


    Drought tolerant KnautiaThe flowering trees are nearly spent so I was delighted to see the Knautia stepping up to take their place. Always the first to bloom... Read more

    Posted on 07 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Honeysuckles


    Arnold Red Honeysuckle BushA throwback to my childhood. We used to pinch off the flowers and taste a sweet drop of nectar.Most folks grow the vines -- I do,... Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Prairie Fire

    Prairie Fire

    Crabapple TreeThe last to bloom - always worth the wait - one of my absolute favorite flowering trees. Beautiful red buds in early spring. GORGEOUS hot pink... Read more

    Posted on 01 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Golden Currants

    Golden Currants

    Golden Currant BlossomsGolden Currants! My sunny yellow substitute for the "Harbinger of Spring" - Forsythia.Forsythia.. you know.. that super popular... Read more

    Posted on 18 May 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Haralson Apple Trees

    Haralson Apple Trees

    Haralson Apple Tree BlossomsThere are over 7,500 different types of apple trees. Some are wimps, living in Hawaii, others are super cold hardy varieties, like... Read more

    Posted on 16 May 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Murder!!!!


    I hear them whispering behind my back. Nosy neighbors, witness to crimes unimaginable. And, now they're stirring up trouble:"It's murder I tell you, murder... Read more

    Posted on 31 October 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening Year

    Hopes, Fears Gardening Year

    So, this just happened.Autumn.Golden leaves and the changing of seasons. The tick tock of that infernal clock.I was thinking about that as horse, Sable, and I... Read more

    Posted on 13 October 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Wildfires and Wild Four O'Clocks

    Wildfires Wild Four O'Clocks

    A year after she puts down roots, you will never need to water her again.Hot winds blow, relentlessly. Stirring up trouble across our wild meadows.No rain in... Read more

    Posted on 22 July 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Space, Relativity, and the Big, Bad Pine

    Space, Relativity, Big, Pine

    Amazing things began to happen... The very second we dropped the 120 foot tall pine tree ~ that had, long ago, over stayed it's welcome in this tiny yard.I... Read more

    Posted on 11 July 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Into the Faerie Forest...

    Into Faerie Forest...

    * There is a real, true Fairy Forest in Utah. This path is not it. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find directions to that trail. This location is called... Read more

    Posted on 03 July 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Where the Wildflowers Grow

    Where Wildflowers Grow

    Drifts of beautiful, blue Flax [Linum] greeted us along our pathway.Have trailer, will travel! I guess that's my mantra for this summer.Wild Geraniums dot the... Read more

    Posted on 26 June 2016 GARDENING, HOME