Exploring Fort Collins

Nurseries as inspiration

I love visiting Nurseries. Especially at the height of the growing season. The plants are at their best, and I love seeing the colors, textures and shapes. I don't have too much to do in the new house yard, except fill some flower pots. I wanted to have color - I love yellow flowers - daisies, black eyed susans; but I wanted to mix in some edible plants and plants with fragrance. I love basil. Who knew you can get such a wide variety of herbs? In July (yes I know I am several months out) we visited Bath Nursery in Fort Collins. I had my little point 'n shoot with me to get inspiration.


I mixed basil with black eye susans.


Daisies and Coreopsis with Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. Now the challenge is to make sure these plants get adequate water, and don't dry out too much. I am curious to see how they manage to survive the winter.

This month I've decided to plant some bulbs for spring and summer blooming. I love bulbs. It is very hard to go wrong with bulbs (and I do not have a green thumb!)