GARDENING IN THE WILD WEST


COLORADO
DEBRA ANNE'S IRISES AND VIBURNUM
I'm so excited to begin our garden tour, and hope you will be as inspired as I have been!





bearded iris in a colorado garden


Welcome to Debra Anne's Colorado garden - and in particular her beautiful bearded irises...



lavender iris



purple and gold iris



purple iris
and her viburnum (snowball bush)



viburnum (snowball bush)
I became very fond of the snowball bush and irises on my recent trip to Utah.  Thanks to Debra Anne for sharing her photos with us!




SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
WARD AND CHILD GARDEN STORE'S HIDDEN GEM
678 S 700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102




I recently travelled to Salt Lake City for a family reunion and discovered a wonderful shop with an even more wonderful hidden garden.  Just visiting this garden taught me so many lessons I want to  duplicate in my own garden!



garden pathway
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Garden lesson:  Create a sense of adventure



stone garden pathway
Garden lesson:  a curving pathway invites you to explore to see where it leads



red pot in border
Garden lesson:  add a tall pot in the garden border for structure and interest



purple allium



bearded iris



mixed greens
Garden lesson:  add depth and texture with greens



mixed green foliage
Garden lesson:  pay particular attention to varying the shades of green and the shape and size of the leaves



great big leaves - little tiny blue flowers



lovely leaves
Garden lesson:  add a surprise, something to explore



garden arch



arched walkway



wrought iron seating



hardy teak garden chair
Garden lesson:  provide a place to sit, to rest, to think, to relax, to view







the water lily pond


Garden lesson:  add a water feature



water lilies



lily close up



water feature at ward and child



bearded iris in terra cotta



purple foliage
Beautiful, isn't it?



ward and child hidden garden
 More tomorrow.  Best wishes.

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P.S. there's still time to send me photos to include - I'm posting all week.!
 
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