Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ 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 ]

Rain in the Garden

Posted by gardensoul on August - 6 - 2014

Rain is a welcome relief for plants and animals, but are there any problems when we receive large amounts of rain?  In my yard, we measured 3 inches in 36 hours.  That’s a lot for Denver!  I’ve seen a couple of negative effects along with positive ones.  The main change  [ Read More ]

Back to Nature

Posted by gardensoul on May - 8 - 2014

Last year I took a Colorado Native Plant class on the plains in June. My knees are arthritic and I wanted to see how the flat land hiking affected me. I was able to manage and successfully completed my 3 classes. Now I’m attending a class in the mountains. Some  [ Read More ]

Meaning of Flowers – the Daffodil

Posted by gardensoul on March - 14 - 2014

Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. Though their botanic name is Narcissus sp., daffodils are sometimes called jonquils, and in England, because of their long association with Lent, they’re known as the “Lent Lily.” Lore connecting the daffodil to not only a sign of  [ Read More ]