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Pockets of greatness

By Penny Stine

I was chatting with Kathy Kimbrough, owner of Garden Scentsations and president of the Lavendar Association of Western Colorado about an article I'm researching. We got off on a tangent about our own gardens (I know, go figure!) and Kathy told me she'd love to have her yard featured on the garden tour, but doesn't think she'll ever manage to pull it off, because she's often experimenting, trying new things and frequently dealing with dead or dying plants in various places in her yard.
She said that her entire yard never looks as good as it could all at the same time, but that she has pockets of greatness, which I thought was an apt and hilarious description.
So I begged her to go take a couple of photos of her current pockets of greatness so I could post them on this blog. Here is a nice shot of some lawn area, surrounded by inviting shade trees, with that lovely bench tucked away in the corner. Doesn't this make you want to get a glass of iced tea and go sit on the bench?

 

 

 

 

These are huechera, which like the shade and are a brilliant (literally, look at that color!) choice to put under a shade tree. As you can see, the plants come in multiple colors and are very showy - like brightly colored bras under a white shirt, only not so tacky!

I'm sure you'll all agree that these are, indeed, pockets of greatness!

 I'm pretty sure this is lavender, along with two other types of flowers that I can identify as pretty, but can't offer anything more specific than that!
If you need help turning your ho-hum yard into one with occasional pockets of greatness, give Kathy a call. She's also a master gardener who's done a few curb appeal makeovers for Realtors to help them sell their properties quicker, at prices that make their sellers happy.  

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Beautiful garden Kathy, thank you for sharing it.




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