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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June Herb Blurb – Colorado Summer is finally here!

Summer is finally here! Festivals, road trips, outdoor concerts, swimming in freshwater lakes and all sorts of activities abound. Take out your calendar and cross out dates to take a garden tour, attend a food festival, hike a mountain and see a concert in the park.  You won’t have memories of the extra work you […]

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Spring Herb Blurb – Unpredictable Spring

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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February Herb Blurb – First Signs of Spring

February brings us the first signs of spring. Soon those first spring bulbs will be peeping out of the snowdrifts. Tulips, hyacinths and primrose are starting to appear in garden centers and grocers and longer, warmer days are interspersed with snowstorms. Enjoy skiing, sledding, skating and all that frosty beauty before it melts away. Upcoming […]

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January Herb Blurb – A Clean Slate

There is something so promising about a clean slate. You can put all the disappointments of the last year behind you and start anew. The media loves to focus on all that is awry in the world, meanwhile all kinds of small miracles and dreams are being realized. Every New Year’s day, I sit down […]

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November – Colorado Holiday Season Starts

Thanksgiving For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Thanksgiving reminds us of the ancient celebrations of harvest. A time when offerings were made in gratitude to the earth’s abundance and prayers […]

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Autumn in Colorado October 2015

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. We are in the bounty of […]

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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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Here comes summer in Colorado!

And here it comes, summer! Time for picnics, summer concerts, weekend excursions, and hammock habitats. The farmers markets are opening with their offerings of fresh produce, flowers, artisan breads and crafts, entertainment and dining options. A great way to spend a weekend morning. Go to www.denverfarmersmarket.com and www.localsustainablility.net for lists of local farmers markets, farm […]

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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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