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Hi! My name is Juliette, I am a French transplant to Utah. This gardening blog focuses on my observations gardening on a midsize suburban lot on the East Bench of Salt Lake City, in Holladay. On the Bench we are said to be located in zone 7 but most gardeners here stick to zone 5 plants. The most important factor of our climate in my opinion is our lack of rain fall and sweltering summers, the Salt Lake Valley is a high altitude desert through and through.

My husband and I have owned our house since 2007 but I only started evaluating our existing landscaping seriously in 2012. Therefore most plants, tree and bushes are still relatively young.

Every year I remove a bit more lawn in the spring and plant a new bed of drought tolerant perennials and small shrubs.

I hope with this blog to create a record of the evolution of our garden and to meet others if only virtually who share the same dream of glorious gardens in the Intermountain West.

99% of the photography on this website is mine, the remaining 1% is attributed to its source. I love to Photograph plants and use either a full frame canon digital camera or my Motorola cell phone.


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    1. WOW Loree!
      Thank you for commenting on my new blog. You are officially the very first comment and the crazy thing is… Your blog is one of my absolute favorites. I tell everyone about it… In fact I credit a bit part of my sudden interest in Cactus to you, ironic since I live in the dry and you in the wet!

      Anyway, your comment really gave me a rush of encouragement!


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