Archive for the ‘Natives’ Category

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 ]

Colorado Blue Spruce, Picea pungens glauca

Posted by gardensoul on June - 29 - 2014

Colorado’s state tree, Picea pungens glauca, is a beautiful and stately tree. In 1892 Colorado school children voted to name the Colorado blue spruce as the state tree, but it was not until 1939 that the tree was officially adopted as the state tree by the state legislature. Unfortunately most  [ Read More ]

Boulder Raspberry, Oreobatus deliciosus in the Home Landscape

Posted by gardensoul on May - 27 - 2014

Boulder Raspberry, Oreobatus deliciosus, is so beautiful blooming along the canyon roadsides now in late May or early June. This member of the Rose family, Rosaceae, has large white papery, 5-petaled blossoms that flutter in the wind. The flowers can occur from June through August. Although the name suggests the berry is  [ Read More ]

Cheatgrass in Colorado

Posted by gardensoul on May - 21 - 2014

This weed is just awful.   I see all over neighborhoods right now, Cheat Grass, Anisantha tectorum.  This is on the Noxious Weed ‘C’ list as Bromus tectorum, Downy brome.  It is really important to remove it from your landscape because it is a FIRE hazard. It is recommended you  [ Read More ]