• Violets in Grass

    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. ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Pre-freeze to-do list

    The local weather forecast is for very cold temperatures dipping into the teens. This is after unseasonably warm weather - a Colorado trademark! The warm weather put me into a state of procrastination that I must break this weekend. I find making lists is the easiest way to "get-er-done"! Place rose ...

Garden Soil Testing

Posted by gardensoul on February - 5 - 2016
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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
Violets in Grass

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
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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 ]

Peppermint Bark

Posted by gardensoul on January - 1 - 2015
Peppermint Bark

Growing up, I enjoyed Peppermint Bark from the local candy factory, Davidson’s of Dundee. So when Christmas time was approaching I looked for it in my local groceries, but alas it was not to be found. Only Peppermint Bark with Chocolate was available, so I decided to make some. I  [ Read More ]