Archive for the ‘Perennials’ Category

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 ]

Growing Amaryllis

Posted by gardensoul on November - 24 - 2014

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  [ Read More ]

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 ]