Mindfulness Garden Games
by Joann Calabrese
author of Growing Mindful

Chrysanthemums for Transitions

Full Moon Greetings – August 30, 2023 Herald of Summer Ending Chrysanthemums are fall blooming perennials that announce the fading of summer. Mums (for short) are beautiful and tidy plants that come in a range of shapes and colors from deep orange and yellow to lavender and mauve. Flowers are shape shifters and may resemble … Read more

Mindful Transitions


Happy New Moon!  October 25, 2022 First Frost & Garden Transitions The first hard frost has arrived in Denver – and just like that we made a transition out of the summer gardening season. Right up until the last moment I was harvesting tomatoes, zucchini, and raspberries (stragglers to be sure – but they were … Read more

How Will You Honor Autumn Equinox?

Autumn equinox happens on Wednesday (September 22) at 1:21 PM Mountain Time. (Find the time for your location here.) The Equinoxes – both spring and fall – are a time when day and night are of equal length. It is one of only two moments in the year when the sun is directly over the … Read more


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