last true month of summer

The Herb Blurb – August 2021

Here we are at the last true month of summer. What summer adventures have you had so far? What new things have you experienced? Learned? Blow off that to-do list full of trivial chores, those can wait. August of 2021, as stressful as it might sometimes feel, will never be back. Fill it with more […]

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febuary 2020 in colorado

The Herb Blurb – February 2020

February will bring us our first glimpses of spring. Buy yourself some blooming tulips, daffodils, or primrose for your interiors. To be greeted with fragrance and a beautiful pot of color is so uplifting. We need to add touches of wonder to help override the anxiety and hyperactivity all around us. Enjoy the last true […]

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colorado in January

The Herb Blurb – January 2020

It’s time for evaluating patterns we have established in our lives and how they are influencing our days. It’s easy to say I don’t have time for that now, I’ve got a Netflix binge coming up, but this is often why we don’t have the time. We don’t plan, we don’t focus. We are easily […]

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fall in colorado

The Herb Blurb September-October 2019

Yes, it still feels like summer but fall is fast approaching. Enjoy harvest festivals, turning leaves in the mountains, farmer’s markets overflowing with garden produce, and cooler days. It’s time to start stocking up for winter. Collect the garden harvest, dry herbs for teas, seasoning blends and kitchen remedies, and prepare the garden for its winter […]

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Herb Blurb December 2018

What are your holiday traditions? I love the holiday season for all the long-treasured activities. The sumptuous array at the Christmas Eve appetizer party,  the Nutcracker Ballet, the zoo and botanic garden light displays, and the lighting of the Yule log. Count your blessings, not your deficits, get out there and celebrate! Holiday Gifting, So Overrated Instead of […]

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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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February is the last true month of winter.

Herb Blurb February 2018

February is the last true month of winter. Spring is starting to appear with tulips, hyacinths and primrose featured in garden centers and grocers and soon those snowdrops and hyacainths will begin to emerge . Enjoy skiing, sledding, skating and all that frosty beauty before it melts away. Upcoming Classes Pressed Flower Arts Denver Botanic […]

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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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March Herb Blurb – The First Breath of Spring

The First Breath of Spring The first bulbs are blooming, the days are getting longer and even though winter surely has a few more tricks up its sleeve, the glorious season of growth is on the way. March is Colorado’s snowiest month. I always stock up a few extra provisions for the inevitable power outages […]

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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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Last True Month of Colorado Summer

It’s here, the last true month of summer. How is your summer going so far? Have you gone to a festival? Swimming in a lake? Traveled somewhere new? If you have been too busy to plunder the fruits of summer, your time is running out. So get out there and have some fun! Lots going […]

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