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Use hardy ice plants to bring low-growing color

June 3rd, 2015

Colorado is fortunate to have a wide assortment of plants introduced by Denver Botanic Gardens’ Senior Curator, Panayoti Kelaidis. Among his finds are South African ice plants that have come to the Colorado’s horticultural scene through Plant Select® because of his love … Continue reading

Dealing with rain

May 27th, 2015

Because of extended rains, most planting beds are full of mud, muk and yuk.  Even if you are willing to take a shovel to these super-saturated soils, is it worth the effort? The short answer is probably not. Even if … Continue reading

Great Gift Ideas

May 17th, 2015

 #1 – Grafted tomatoes While they have been available for a couple of years, gardeners are just becoming aware of these tomatoes. Their benefits are that they are more vigorous, provide more fruit and are more disease resistant than traditional … Continue reading

Giving Your Lawn Tough Love?

April 24th, 2015

In the spring, don’t spoil your lawn In the spring, don’t spoil your lawn. Kids who are spoiled keep asking for more. And turf grass that is spoiled by over-watering will also ask for more. Just like child psychologists will … Continue reading

Winning The War on Weeds

April 13th, 2015

Now there’s warm weather and suddenly, it’s dandelion season. They are blooming their yellow heads off, bind weed is winding its way around the garden and thistle, mallow and other weeds are soon to follow. Here are 6 things to … Continue reading

Reducing Landfill Waste

March 30th, 2015

Reducing landfill waste This year, the Scott paper company introduced its no-tube toilet paper product. The full-page ads that launched this product announced that each year 17 billion TP tubes are thrown away. Scott’s innovation may change how things roll … Continue reading

Getting the Veggie Season Off the Ground

March 23rd, 2015

Growing your own veggies that can go from the garden to the table in a matter of minutes is not a fad but a solid trend. Even restaurants are establishing their own gardens to give their customers the freshest flavors … Continue reading

Who Grows Your Garden?

March 17th, 2015

Did you know that 98 percent of kids who grow their own vegetables will actually eat them? That means kids will want to eat peas, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli and maybe even spinach! This is the official word from the American … Continue reading

Getting Ready for Spring?

March 9th, 2015

Lingering snow and cold temps tell us our yards are still down for their long winter’s nap. Thankfully, that hibernation will soon end. Spring is just weeks away and gardeners with months of pent-up energy will be able to get … Continue reading

Got Seeds?

March 3rd, 2015

Spring planting is just around the corner, so now is the time to sort out the old seeds and order new ones. Popular varieties can sell out, so the early bird will catch the best seeds. Begin with a plan … Continue reading