Archive for the ‘Plant ID’ 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 ]

Hardy Hibiscus moscheutos

Posted by gardensoul on August - 17 - 2014

This flowering herbaceous perennial is a show-stopper!  Neighbors driving by stop to ask about this amazing plant. It prefers moist soil in full sun and blooms from July through September.  Plants are available from local nurseries in pink, red and white.  You may recognize the resemblance to another long standing  [ 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 ]

Japanese Tree Lilac Syringa reiculata

Posted by gardensoul on June - 29 - 2014

There are some new trees showing up in commercial plantings, especially in parking lot grow strips. If you saw this blooming small tree earlier in June, it is probably Japanese Tree Lilac Syringa reiculata. The tree in the photo is growing right next to a donation box in a parking  [ Read More ]