While we were on our epic road trip to St. Jude last week we had the opportunity to stop by the Botanical Interests trial gardens just outside of Longmont, Colorado for a private tour.
Take a look at the inside of Botanical Interests Co-Owner Judy’s potting shed! Isn’t it lovely? Look out HH, because I totally want one of these now. 😉
Judy and Curtis are co-owners of Botanical Interests and let me just say this, their garden was AMAZING! Not only were there oodles of garden beds in every direction, but the sheer assortment of vegetables they were growing was intoxicating. It was almost as if they had planted at least 5 different seed varieties in each bed.
Look at all that basil! What can’t I get mine to look like that?
Here’s Curtis talking to us about his garden.
And Buddy the dog chowing down on a fresh picked carrot. I have a feeling Buddy and Lucy the Puggle Dog would be best friends if we lived closer.
Last year Curtis’ wife Judy made this elevated cucumber trellis. It’s hard to see in this photo, but you plant the cucumber starts at the base of the trellis and they then vine up towards the top and leave cucumbers dangling below.
Pretty genius if you ask me.
Does anyone know what kind of squash this is? I think it might be a Dirani Lebanese Squash but I’m not sure.
I don’t know about you, but I have always dreamed of a white picket fence around my garden.
I wonder if I could talk the HH into installing one for me this winter? The fence may not be able to keep the slugs out, but I’m pretty sure it would keep Lucy the trouble dog from using our vegetable garden as her own personal lunch buffet.
And let’s not forget about the cottage flowers. After all these years of gardening I’ve never really had a cottage garden,I’ve just grown vegetables. I think if I could stick strictly to perennials flowers, I could manage the up keep.
What do you think?
And last but not least, take a look at the bean trellis/ lettuce bed. Isn’t it beautiful? I need one of those too.
So basically, I think I should just pack up my garden tools and move to Colorado and live in Curtis and Judy’s garden shed. I loved being there and every single thing about there garden.
A girl can dream, right?
P.S. Have you ever walked though someones garden and thought “This is where I belong?” If so, where was it.
Bobbie Turner says
I love your Blog! So cool you got to visit Curtis and Judy. They truly have a special yard / garden.
Bobbie – Boulder, CO
Connie K. says
The garden I belong in is Butchart gardens in Victoria, Canada. In fact, I think a trip up there is in order soon.