• Gardening and Micro-Climates

    I'm in Colorado part-time now and gardening at 8,000 feet. It is certainly different than the Denver Metro area both because of less water and the higher altitude. These short season raspberries were planted about twenty years ago after failure with a longer season raspberry. When I arrived on June 18th, the ...

  • Turf Violets, Viola odorata

    Don't you hate it when you do something stupid in the garden?  As a new Colorado resident, I was thrilled to see my grandmother's favorite flower, sweet violet, in my yard!  In my native Florida, I remember seeing violets along the catwalk in the swamp adjoining Wekiva Springs State Park. ...

  • First Walk in 2015

    This first day of 2015 started with a First Walk along the South Platte River and ended with a traditional black-eyed pea dinner at home. My sister is visiting and we decided to participate in a First Walk at Roxborough State Park. I tried repeatedly to call the park to ...

  • Growing Amaryllis

    Are you tempted to buy one of those kits to grow an amaryllis or give it as a gift to a gardening friend? They are quite easy to grow and keep for the winter, adding cheer along with a long standing flower.  You might want to preserve the plant to ...

Gardening and Micro-Climates

Posted by gardensoul on July - 4 - 2017

I’m in Colorado part-time now and gardening at 8,000 feet. It is certainly different than the Denver Metro area both because of less water and the higher altitude. These short season raspberries were planted about twenty years ago after failure with a longer season raspberry. When I arrived on June 18th,  [ Read More ]

Garden Soil Testing

Posted by gardensoul on February - 5 - 2016

It will be March soon and I know you are all itching to get your hands in the soil.  March is a good time to consider having a soil test to determine exactly what amendments your planting site needs and the exact pH.  This is especially important if you have  [ Read More ]

Turf Violets, Viola odorata

Posted by gardensoul on April - 2 - 2015

Don’t you hate it when you do something stupid in the garden?  As a new Colorado resident, I was thrilled to see my grandmother’s favorite flower, sweet violet, in my yard!  In my native Florida, I remember seeing violets along the catwalk in the swamp adjoining Wekiva Springs State Park.  [ Read More ]

First Walk in 2015

Posted by gardensoul on January - 1 - 2015

This first day of 2015 started with a First Walk along the South Platte River and ended with a traditional black-eyed pea dinner at home. My sister is visiting and we decided to participate in a First Walk at Roxborough State Park. I tried repeatedly to call the park to  [ Read More ]