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Gardening and Micro-Climates

Posted by gardensoul on July - 4 - 2017

I’m in Colorado part-time now and gardening at 8,000 feet. It is certainly different than the Denver Metro area both because of less water and the higher altitude. These short season raspberries were planted about twenty years ago after failure with a longer season raspberry. When I arrived on June 18th,  [ Read More ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]