A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
Our garden invites Swallowtail Butterfly when Day Lilies and Larkspur are in bloom. We love to watch them fly all over from flower to flower.
Here in Colorado, we have three seasons to enjoy our garden; spring, summer and fall. When spring bulbs start to come out and bloom, it is a welcome sight. Like a rainbow after a rain. As summer approaches, then it gets wild. An explosion of color starts to pop up everywhere. That's when we enjoy the fruit of our labor. Then summer seems to fly by and the next thing we know autumn is here!
Early to Mid Spring
Spring has sprung! They say spring is a sign of new birth, a new beginning. Indeed, finding new growth in our garden and hearing and seeing the birds building their nests is like starting anew all the time. Plants that are dormant for months comes alive again. Once crocus bloom, daffodils and hyacinths comes next. Then it goes from there.
Late Spring to Summer
Summertime brings out the best in our garden - it is such an amazing explosion of colors that we sometimes are in awe of it. We plant many varieties of plants with different blooming times so that we always have flowers to attract insects and birds, as well as humans. Although it can be pretty hot at times in the summer, it is our favorite season.
In autumn, it's all about mums and sedum, huge bouquets of mums will take over the garden at their peak of blooming. The sedum with its huge clusters of tiny bright pinkish flowers, show off their bounty by attracting dozens of honeybees even before they are fully bloomed. Together with annuals that bloom until the first frost, sedum and mums will create a beautiful fall landscape.