Sunday, May 8, 2011


It can be sort of hard to think about drought tolerance when it has rained more days than it has not rained in the last month.  However, I think its important to note that Salt Lake City has a desert climate and once it stops raining in June, it will likely be late August before we get some reliable storms again.  Here are some waterwise plants we have procured and planted this weekend.
Blue Oat Grass
Navajo Tea
Creeping Phlox
Purple Fountain Grass
 Pretty, right? Not just spiny cacti and rocks in this landscape.

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Winter, finally (and seriously)

I planned to start this blog last spring as my garden flew into action, but then got into the actual work of gardening and abandoned the task. However, today its winter, really winter. I'm wearing long underwear and sitting under a blanket and I'm still cold.
Today is the shortest day of the year so from here on in it gets better. I look forward to longer days, that's for sure. But I'll also tuck in and enjoy winter's freeze and snow, it does mean skiing after all. Maybe more importantly is the snow pack - without snow there isn't water for the West.
The end of the year and the solstice are a good time to think back on the last 365. I have no reason to complain and feel really lucky about the last year and really hopeful about the year to come.