About Me

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.

37 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Let’s watch the flowers grow together……….I feel close as I hear about the flowers through my wife’s many journeys to the nurseries during the planting season! I’m more into the building of the beds for the flowers to flourish in!

  2. Just discovered you blog and it’s serendipitous (sp?) because I’m about to create a meditation garden in a part shade area of my yard where a willow fell this winter here on Long Island…maybe you can recommend some perennial and evergreens for this circular space 6 foot space?

    • Hi! Thank you for stopping by! I’m sorry to hear about your willow, what lovely trees. I will give it some thought. My front yard gets a lot of shade and I’ve had wonderful luck with ferns and Astilbe ‘Fanal’ (which has delicate, bright red blooms), but I know ferns can be tempermental depending on soil conditions. There are also so many delicate, flowering perennials that love the shade — ooooooooh! I could go on and on! See how excited I get?! Would it be alright to email you at the email attached to your comment info?

    • I’m so anxious for things to start blooming again! Thanks for reading. You know, someone just asked me if I had any houseplants, and the answer was NO! I seem to have problems with the indoor plants, so I feel your pain!

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  4. Hi KT! Just wanted you to know that I have nominated you for the following 6 awards.

    The Versatile Blogger
    Very Inspiring Blogger
    Blog On Fire
    Beautiful Blogger
    Reader Appreciation
    7×7 Link Award

    No pressure at all – and sorry if there is overlap with any you may already have received, but wanted you to know how much I appreciate your blog! Just go to this link on my site Awards Awards Awards… « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS. to see your nomination and also to get an idea of how I handled posting so many awards, and nominating 10 new bloggers all at once! What a project:) Congratulations ~ Robyn Lee

    • Oh wow! Thanks so much Robyn! I’m truly honored that you enjoy my blog! Thanks for all your support and enouragement! I’ll be checking out your post . . .This does sound like a BIG project!

  5. Hello, KT – I saw that you stopped-by my blog today…thank you for visiting and for letting me know you were there. You have some beautiful photos on your blog…keep going. I read that you were wondering what you hoped to gain from your blog, something that you and your father spoke about. Sometimes, there’s simply no reason…nothing tangible…you do it just because, like breathing, it becomes a part of you…no direction, no purpose, just breathing…and sometimes, when you take a deeper breath, you’re able to see and hear yourself more clearly…and so you breathe…and breathe…and are.

    • Wow, thank you for your beautiful, wise words of encouragement. Maybe that is part of the comfort of it all, that it does become like a part of you, something you don’t worry about or fret over, but simply an extension of yourself. Well said! I enjoyed visiting your site — I especially loved the rusty, corrugated metal pictured on the banner of your About page. Hope you are enjoying Salt Lake! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Oh wow! Thank you so much Anne — what an honor! I’m excited to check out your blog! Thanks so much for visiting mine, and an award no less!

  6. Oh, GOODY! Another gardener blogger. The world is so very short on those (our) kind of people…

    Got here from Bobbie at Montana. Looking forward to clicking around this weekend when I have more time! I’ll bookmark you now. I’ll be back.

    • Yay! I’m so excited you share my love of all things growing and blooming! Thanks for finding me via Bobbie! I look forward to checking your site out as well. Dirt ‘n kids . . . that sounds like trouble! Ha!

    • Hi! Thanks for visiting! Glad to hear I’m not the only crazy gardener chasing deer around (and hopefully OUT) of my garden! I just had to re-install some fences around my roses . . .again! I had the silly thought that they may be safe without them for a while . . .

      • We may be putting up some fence as well. We had a neighbor’s horse tromp through the garden a few nights ago. The dogs didn’t alert us to that intruder! Usually they let us know when the deer are around so we can scare them off. So fence…probably in the near future.

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