Category Archives: Plants & Gardens

Rose Blog!

The hardy, fragrant Roses in my garden: One of the first roses to bloom in the late Spring/early Summer is Rosa Glauca.  I grew it in partial shade in Longmont, in full sun here in Berthoud.  It’s a species rose that … Continue reading

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What is blooming in the June Garden?

Roses will be coming on soon!  Blooming now….. Every year is different, isn’t it?  Even though we had a challenging Spring,  we are moving right along with the new gardens in the back yard.  Stone walkways are going in.  I’m … Continue reading

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Vigorous Old Roses and Fabulous Herbs For Colorado Gardens and Beyond

This morning, I was remembering my first rambling rose experience.  I had  encountered Darlow’s Enigma at the Botanic Gardens growing on a large arch, meeting Honeysuckle and Wisteria in the middle.  It was a breathtaking sight, and I decided to replicate it … Continue reading

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Springtime arrives! Roses, Berries and Vines…

It’s so exciting watching the new gardens come to life! Roses First I brought seven roses from our Longmont gardens. Apothecary, Francesca, Rose de Rescht, Angel Face, Ebb Tide, Lyda Rose, and Rosa Glauca.  Most had only been planted in … Continue reading

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New Digs, Houseplant Health and Spring Garden Plans

At last!  We finally got moved in to our beautiful new home in Berthoud, Colorado.  It took way longer than expected, but we are settling in nicely. The living room is set up so my plants can enjoy the south … Continue reading

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Enhance Your Dream Life with the Energetics of Fragrant Herbs

 “Plants, especially those that are used in their whole form, are infused with life force energy or qi.” Fragrance is one of the ways plants communicate with their environment.  For humans, fragrance is processed in the brain’s limbic system, an … Continue reading

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Herbs for Canine Digestive Support

Adding specific herbs to your dog’s daily food intake can support the digestive tract and resolve imbalances quite efficiently. Be consistent and give the formulation a good 10 – 14 day trial.  You should notice improvement during that time. Herbs … Continue reading

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Spring is coming!

Time to start planning your organic gardens! If you’ve visited my gardens or the “Gardens” page of my blog, you know I’m a little crazy about growing medicinal herbs and flowers. My gardens are all organic all the time.  Following … Continue reading

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Greens – The Best Source of Vitamins and Minerals

What is the big deal about greens? One word pretty much sums it up: phytonutrients!  Phyto means “plant” – thereby the word “phytonutrients” defines the nutrients that are specific to plant life.  They are some of the chemical constituents found … Continue reading

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Hydrosols!

“Hydrosols do something rather unique. They bring the aromatic compounds of plants to the healing process  in the maximum amount possible to be homogenously dissolved in water.” Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols, the Next  Aromatherapy I first learned about hydrosols in a … Continue reading

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