• Turf Violets, Viola odorata

    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. ...

  • First Walk in 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 ...

  • Growing Amaryllis

    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 ...

  • Pre-freeze to-do list

    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 rose ...

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 ]

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 ]

Zucchini Quick Bread Recipes

Posted by gardensoul on August - 29 - 2014

Grate fresh zucchini in 1 cup portions.  Then thaw and use in these recipes all year. Here are two of my favorite zucchini recipes. The muffins are pretty light in calories.  I can’t say the same for the Aloha bread. 🙂  These muffins freeze well.  I leave them in the freezer  [ Read More ]

Growing Zucchini

Posted by gardensoul on August - 27 - 2014

Zucchini are very healthy low calorie warm season squash that is easy to grow at 5,000 feet. However, some gardeners have problems getting any ‘fruit’. This article tells you how to ensure zucchini for harvesting. Plant by direct seeding on a small mound of soil when daytime temperatures are consistently  [ Read More ]