Archive for the ‘Annuals’ Category

Pre-freeze to-do list

Posted by gardensoul on November - 8 - 2014

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  [ Read More ]

How to Collect Seed

Posted by gardensoul on September - 18 - 2014

As your perennial, biennial or annual flowers go to seed, you may want to allow a few seed heads to remain. These you can collect to start new plants in the spring, scatter now is areas of your garden, or to share with fellow gardeners. I’m illustrating my method to  [ Read More ]

Growing Zucchini

Posted by gardensoul on August - 27 - 2014

Zucchini are very healthy low calorie warm season squash that is easy to grow at 5,000 feet. However, some gardeners have problems getting any ‘fruit’. This article tells you how to ensure zucchini for harvesting. Plant by direct seeding on a small mound of soil when daytime temperatures are consistently  [ Read More ]

Sunflowers

Posted by gardensoul on August - 22 - 2014

One of my favorite annuals is the sunflower.  It is easy enough for children to grow, gives me beautiful huge flowers, follows the sun, provides food for birds and squirrels and has so many varieties.  The showcased variety is GIRASOL Sunshine.  These large flowers have a contrasting dark center and  [ Read More ]