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Herb Blurb January 2019

Happy New Year to you and yours! What will you create and experience in 2019? Ready for resolutions? My current favorite program for doing this is mind reset, https://melrobbins.com/mindsetreset/ with Mel Robbins, a motivational speaker. Short and sweet but helps you to figure out where you’ve been and where you want to go. Two resolutions […]

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Herb Blurb November 2018

Thanksgiving reminds us of the ancient harvest celebration. What do you have to be grateful for? Studies have shown that giving thanks is healthy for our brains, attitude and general life experience. Consider taking a moment at the end of each day and listing the things you are grateful for. It will provide better sleep, […]

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Herb Blurb October 2018

Happy Fall! My favorite season. We are in the last bountiful month of the fall harvest season featuring pumpkins, apples, pears, kale, and all the cooler veggies. Corn mazes, harvest and pumpkin festivals abound. It’s wonderful weather for hiking and biking or just long walks in the cool, crisp air of autumn. Halloween festivities will […]

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Herb Blurb June 2018

Summer is here! Festivals, road trips, outdoor concerts, farmer’s markets, camping, hiking and all sorts of activities abound. Do some planning and make time to take a garden tour, attend a food festival, hike a mountain and/or see a concert in the park. Don’t squander this glorious season, get out there and enjoy yourself! Book […]

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Herb Blurb April & May 2018

Yep, it’s finally here, gorgeous, unpredictable spring. Feast on asparagus, artichokes, radishes, berries, dandelion, and chickweed. Not sure about those last two? Expand your epicurean borders and cross to the wild side. Check out the Wild Foods Workshop below. Time to clean out and prepare your garden beds. Pack away all your long johns and […]

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Herb Blurb December 2017

The holidays are upon us with all the fun, frolic, stress and chaos of the season. We are encouraged on all sides to spend, consume and be generous with our gift giving. This year I plan to offer dog sitting, babysitting, gourmet meal hosting and herbal remedies for gifts, spending a lot less and offering […]

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The Herb Blurb October 2017

October is here with kaleidoscope colors, harvest festivals, and the first snows. The Front Range will be turning into a dazzling array of color so make a visit to Denver Botanic Gardens, Hudson Gardens or a local park or bike path and experience the beauty of the fall season. Enjoy a corn maze, a pumpkin […]

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Upcoming Classes, Recipes, Gardening for September 2017

Upcoming Classes Food Preservation Boot Camp Saturday, September 30, 9am – 4:30pm, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, $108 member, $120 non-member, info here A full day of classes preparing you with everything you need to know to stock that winter pantry. Three different instructors with recipes and samples included for one great price. If you […]

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August Herb Blurb – The Last True Month of Summer

It’s here, the last true month of summer. Savor these last weeks by putting some fun things to do on the calendar. Go for a swim, have a picnic, attend an outdoor concert, check out the mountain views and wildflowers and take a nap in the hammock. School days and cool days are fast approaching. […]

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February Herb Blurb – Quell your spring fever

Spring will soon start appearing with the first blooms of snowdrops and crocus. Time to peruse your seed catalogs and quell your spring fever with a class or visit to a garden center or garden and home show.  Soon the winter adventure season will be a memory. Get out there and ski, ice skate, go […]

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Spring has definitely sprung – April 2015

Spring has definitely sprung and everything is starting to leaf out in a glorious display of color. I’m sure there’s a storm or two waiting in the wings, perhaps tomorrow. In the meantime get out and smell the spring bulbs and blossoms.   Upcoming Classes   Herbal Home and Garden Workshop Denver Botanic Gardens, Sunday, […]

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February brings us the first signs of spring

February brings us the first signs of spring. Tulips, hyacinths and primrose are starting to appear in garden centers and grocers and longer, warmer days are interspersed with snowstorms. February is our last real month of winter. So enjoy skiing, sledding, skating and all that frosty beauty while you can. Upcoming Classes Private cooking, crafting […]

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