Archive for the ‘Weeds’ 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 ]

How to Kill Bindweed

Posted by gardensoul on September - 5 - 2014

Are you fighting a losing battle with bindweed in your yard or garden beds? Now is the time to win the war! Bindweed has been growing, flowering and putting on seed all summer. By September, it has changed it’s focus toward pushing nutrient stores to the roots in preparation for  [ Read More ]

Black Medic, Medicago lupulina

Posted by gardensoul on June - 25 - 2014

On my neighborhood walks, I’m seeing this weed a lot in lawns spreading to the sidewalk. Black medic is a common annual weed in low nitrogen lawns. The tap root can reach up to 2 feet. Grass is easily crowded out by the thick mat created by this member of  [ Read More ]

Linaria genistifolia – Dalmatian Toadflax

Posted by gardensoul on June - 8 - 2014

This yellow flowering plant is prevalent along the trails from the eastern parking lot of Mt. Falcon outside Morrison, CO.  While in a Colorado Native Plant Master class in May, we found only one toadflax (aka butter and eggs) in bloom.  Today I returned to take a few more photos  [ Read More ]