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.