I live and garden just east of Colorado Springs, CO. I moved to Colorado in December 2007, and I started my raised bed vegetable garden last summer. I grew up in Vermont, and have lived in other western states, but my garden here is subjected to more extremes than gardens past. Just this past week, we have seen temperatures between -6F and 70F!! This year, I am expanding the vegetable garden with additional beds and adding berries and fruit trees. I am also planning a flower garden for the front yard and some plantings for the back.
I'm going to start my story with last summer's garden.