Thursday, September 26, 2013


It's a beautiful day today so I took a few moments to stop at the Colorado Springs Xeriscape Garden!

 I am sorry I didn't take the time to give you the names 
of the plants that grow here without watering!

I was very surprised to see American Bittersweet!

A nice place for this bunny to live:

I hope you are enjoying the beauty of God's Creation too!
I am sharing this posting at:
Cottage Garden Party
Mosaic Monday


Joy said...


Beth said...

Beautiful, Bernideen. I am thinking the principles of xeriscape would probably be prudent in our area given two years in a row of severe drought. Of course, I would not want to remove all the plantings I currently have in place! lol

Michele said...

Oh what a beautiful place you visited, Bernideen!

It is so pretty - I bet it was quite peaceful.

Don't you just wish you could set up a little tea table amongst all that, but then again you already HAVE a wonderful garden for tea - but sometimes a new setting is just the thing to cheer up one's spirit.

Thanks for sharing - have a wonderful weekend.

Shane Pollard said...

I enjoyed my wander through the garden with you Bernideen - thank you!
Some lovely plants there - I'm unfamiliar with American Bittersweet - can you explain to me why you were surprised to see it?!
Also the large photo below the Bittersweet collage - what is that? Presumably it's a climber and has an unusual greenish white flower.
I was sorry to see your "Open House Thursday" had ended - must have happened when I was in France.
Wishing you a happy weekend Bernideen!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You are having beautiful weather too! I think fall is our best season. I should be paying attention to what is growing here. SO sensible. And beautiful too.

Bernideen said...

I was surprised to see it as I had been told that bittersweet doesn't grow here in Colorado and had never seen any.
Thank you for your kind words about Open House. I never seemed to be able to get more than 20 participants. There are so many parties out there I just gave up. I also didn't realize at the time that another blogger had a party called Open House Party and I didn't want her to think I copied her.

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Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely garden. When we experienced drought for a few summers, xeriscape garden speakers were in high demand for garden clubs. I rarely have to water anything in my gardens and then didn't we have the wettest summer on record this year!

Bernideen said...

I am sorry to say that I didn't take the time - had to go to work - to read the names of everything.

Bernideen said...

I am sorry to say that I didn't take the time - had to go to work - to read the names of everything.

Vee said...

Beautiful there! I am so curious about that climbing plant. It looks morning glory like, but is such an amazing color.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful plants and flowers even without much water. It's good to plant things suitable for the climate. We have no lack of water here this weekend - lots of wind and rain in our first wild autumn storm.