Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wildflower Wednesday kinda!

Hot weather stalwart Rudebeckia "Goldstrum". Found these seedlings coming up two years ago and have transplanted them every spring and fall.  Goldstrum is probably not native to Kansas but it is probably the closest species I currently grow. Plans are to grow Helianthus in the near future. There is some interesting information @

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vagabond Gardener

Cindy and I have moved five times in the last ten years.  At every residence and growing zone I have been challenged to meet growing conditions to have a successful garden.  I try initially to evaluate every site and also to blend the garden design with the architecture of the building.  Through the years we downsized considerably to the point where we are now in a very small cottage sized residence in south central Kansas. My past gardens have always had super turf grass as I have been an expert in the turf grass industry in my past employment.  Well I have decided to go with a cottage style garden for this residence, and eliminate much of the turf on our small corner lot.

Front entrance June 2009 , one year after moving in.

April 2010 some progress

January 2010 Corner of corner lot
April 2010
June 2010
July 2010

I will share more photos in the near future..

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tastful Textures

in the Garden of Greggo

Echinecea "Magnus", Foeniculum vulgare (Bronze Fennel)(my swallowtail larvae farm), and Salvia guaranitica "Black and Blue"

Rudebeckia Goldstrum and Miscanthus (variegated form)

Picea abies, Sambucus "Black Lace", Plumbago, and Salvia garanitica.

Cosmos, Leucanthemum superbum 'Snowcap' Shasta Daisy,
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage, and Rudebeckia hirta Gloriosa Daisy.

Alyssum and Rudebeckia hirta Gloriosa Daisy
Salvia farinacea mealycup sage, Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster and 
Agastache rupestris 'Desert Sunrise'.

Kind of new to blogging and still trying to figure out how to format and achieve interest from you the gardening public.

Happy gardening-Greggo

Monday, July 12, 2010

Looks like steak and potatoes tonight

Potato bounty July 4th.....5a.m. potato's.

Mr Potato Head

Completed limestone bed with potato plants, onions, and Liriope muscari.