I like to consider myself a perennial gardener, despite living in a Rocky Mountain climate Zone 4. Whether outside in the sunshine with my hands in the dirt or perusing the pages of my perennial catalogs all winter with snow falling outside, my mind is constantly dreaming and gardening. My name is KT and my flower-garden-in-progress is located right off Main Street in Meeker,Colorado. I find myself fighting a constant gardening battle here in Northwest Colorado. From finding true Zone 4 plants that will weather our often snowy and usually colder than Zone 4 winters, to running around attempting to chase herds of town deer out of my garden. (And by chasing, I mean, literally running after the deer, stomping my feet after them and occasionally throwing a pebble or two!) The weather, I can deal with. The basically domesticated white-tailed deer are a different story. They especially feast upon my new shrub roses, stripping the stems of leaves and delicately plucking their beautiful buds and blooms off all summer. Grrrrrrr! I didn’t think I’d need a hunting license to garden in my back yard on Main Street!
Flowers are my passion. Without a doubt. I dream about them, I obsess about them and I obsess over them. I create, and re-create dream scenarios where I could make a living off some ingenious flower business plan. Until then, my mind is a constant whirl of petals, pollen and leaves. I’d like to think I’m on a journey through the flower garden of life. This will be my way of stopping to smell the roses and enjoying the inspiration along the way. Please join me! Open the gate and come on in . . . . Let me show you what’s happening in my garden.