Posts made in April, 2011

On Wisdom and Weeds…

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Caring for Your Landscape | 0 comments

Wisdom is with those who receive counsel, so don’t weep or worry, I will give you assistance on how to wage war on those weeds.  With all this moisture we’ve received in the last week, everything is happily growing including the weeds, sometimes they can be quite pretty. There are many ways to consider weed management, today I will introduce you to a couple of alternatives. First, removing by hand is the least  offensive to the environment, but probably the most time consuming.  If you garden organically, you might want to consider the benefits of adding them into you diet. (Healthy diet and exercise in the garden are both good things, so if we look at it...

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One garden at a time…

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Vegetable Gardening | 0 comments

Today, April 22, 2011 is Earth Day and Good Friday, both good reasons to for personal reflection on how we view and interact with our world. I would like to add that keeping our bodies healthy will give us the energy  to better look after our world and nurture our spirits.  Taking care of our bodies with good diet and exercise is essential, and one great  way to accomplish both is with growing a vegetable garden. I continue to find new muscles bending and digging in the garden, and  here is nothing as good as fresh veggies from the garden (an organic garden no less).   This is a picture of myself and my friend Kate preparing to make salsa a couple of years ago which...

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Advent of Spring

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Colorado Native Plants, Landscape Inspiration | 0 comments

Oh the beauty God puts in nature to remind us of his Glory! This beautiful flower is one of the first to bloom in my garden, usually around Easter.  The word Pasque is the French word for Easter, hence the name for this wonderful Colorado native plant.  Growing only about 12″ in height, this perennial requires little care, and minimal water.  You can see the fine hairs in this picture which are an indicator of its drought resistance, actually thriving with out supplemental water in my Northern Colorado garden.  The flowers are followed by fuzzy seed heads which extend this perennials season of interest into early summer. Speaking of French words, I recently...

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Through the Seasons in the Garden of Life

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in Landscape Inspiration | 0 comments

There are times in life that change happens.  Some anticipated, some unexpected, some mourned and some we look forward too.  Spring gives us many reasons to look forward with hope. The days get a bit longer, our gardens are coming alive after the season of winter, the birds start to sing again, and we celebrate and embrace a new season of life. This is a good season of change in my life, as I am returning to my personal Landscape Design business after 4 years working the the landscape design build industry.  My children have become more independent and I am doing what I love with better control of my time.  I love the beauty found in nature and hope to inspire you to...

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