Sunday, April 10, 2011

Heather's Garden


I have introduced our youngest daughter Jennifer, her daughters, and her horse Sundance. Today meet our oldest daughter Heather. She graduated from the School of Agriculture at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado in 2000 with a BS in Horticulture. Since her graduation, she has worked for a lawn and tree care service where she learned about weeds and diseases and how to treat lawns and trees. She then moved on to work for a small city as the city's horticulturist, and now works for a small tree company in sales. She is also a certified arborist. The company she works for is a full service tree company that does everything from tree removal to providing and planting new trees. She does the onsite estimates for both commercial and private customers. 

And she gardens. She began her latest project last summer. We were at her home yesterday for the little guy's 2nd birthday, so I took some pictures of her water feature which she has designed and built all by herself. She still has the tender plants covered with burlap and chicken wire to protect them from winter. I'll return later in the spring and take pictures when the little pond is filled and the waterfall is running.




Still covered are her miniature trees that she purchased from Two Green Thumbs, a nursery that specializes in anything miniature for miniature gardening.



There are always children in our gardens! 

Much of her plant material has come from a little nursery in Ft. Collins, La Porte Avenue Nursery, that specializes in succulents and alpine plants. They sell most of their inventory to High Country Gardens, a catalog and wholesale supplier that many of you have probably heard of, and by appointment


Jacob makes friends with resident dog


When you see a green house full of succulents, there is such symmetry in the display.




Her purchase for this trip. We will return again. I may just have to hire her to create a small rock garden here at The Garden Spot.


15 comments:

  1. How nice to have a daughter so capable. Now you got me thinking of a rock garden.

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  2. Morning Ann

    We have a rockery but we have cleared it of most of its plants as the garden is troubled with marestail / horsetail. It is spreading and no amount of weedkiller seems to get rid of it!!We have a high water table here so our ground is quite damp and plants grow well but so does this marestail!!

    The little water feature looks lovely and I look forward to when you go back in warmer weather and it is all up and running. Have a good week, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  3. Wow! What a smart daughter you have! Her garden is very cool. Yes, I do love gardens full of little ones, too!

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  4. I love High Country Gardens. She is so lucky she got her degree at Ft Collins - they are doing amazing work in horticulture!

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  5. Looks like she has put alot of work into the garden and it looks fab. Great to have a gardener expert in the family!

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  6. You have reason to be proud!
    I love the succulents photos. They are one of my favorites nowadays with such little rain and snow.

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  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I really appreciate it. You have reason to be proud of Heather. ~Have a wonderful day~

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  8. She's done really well in her career and she's made a great job of that scree garden. It must be so exciting planting up a plot with lots of minatures.

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  9. Hi Ann, her garden looks great especially that water feature! I can see how proud you are of your daughter and rightly so! She is very talented. I love the succulents in their enormous greenhouse.

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  10. Heather here. Thank you everyone for your very kind words and praise for my rock garden. I want to start a blog so that I may share the stories of how my gardens come to life. The waterfall/rock garden has been so much fun and my pride and joy!

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  11. It must be lovely to have family members around to help in the garden! Mine live far away, so we have to do it all ourselves!

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  12. How awesome! I took some horticulture classes back in Illinois and loved them, so this is very interesting to me. I wish she could come here and do something with our gardens to make them beautiful.

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  13. What a fun career you daughter has..good for her.
    I like her neat garden, thanks for sharing with us.

    Happy Easter to you and Family!

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  14. Beautiful! I love that you are so pround of your daughter in every word you write! Thats the way it should be! Jill

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  15. I need an aborist, I have two trees that need to be removed! I suppose Croydon in the UK is a bit far away :)

    Lovely photos!

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