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A Decade of Design – A Night to Honor Curator, Darrin Alfred

February 23rd, 2018

On February 7th, Phil and Char, along with other members of the Design Council,  had the honor of attending A Decade of  Design;  a night to honor Denver Art Museum Curator of  Architecture, Design and Graphics – Darrin Alfred. The night was all … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: They’re 2018 Plants of the Year

February 16th, 2018

Just as 2018 is the year of the dog in the Chinese calendar, 2018 also has a designated bulb, perennial, annual and edible. These “2018 Year of” plants present growing opportunities for Colorado gardeners. All the 2018 designees by the … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Refresh with Indoor Plants

February 9th, 2018

Poisonous compounds released by furniture, carpets and building material pollute the indoor air you breathe. The best antidote – especially in buildings with closed ventilation systems – is none other than common houseplants. B.C. Wolverton, Ph.D., NASA’s renowned researcher, found … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: We Can Plant 4 Months From Today

February 2nd, 2018

Gardening in Colorado is a tough job. We can’t plant until mid-May due to frost, plants may be hailed out in June and it could snow in September. Still, we plant, water, weed and hold out to savor the early … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Light up the Night & Liven up the Party!

January 19th, 2018

Though the days are growing slightly longer, the hours of darkness will still outnumber the hours of daylight for weeks ahead. What better time to light up the night around our homes and make our summer parties more fun. Yes, … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Take Care of Thirsty Plants

January 12th, 2018

During the dormant season, plants don’t seem to tell us much about how thirsty they are. Grass doesn’t look overly stressed, leaves don’t appear wilted and because we are inside more, we tend not to be thinking so much about … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: It’s Time to Water Plants

January 5th, 2018

The spritz of snow we had this week is a drop in the bucket when it comes to moisture needed to keep plants healthy. This is not a time to be complacent about dry plants. We need +/- 10 inches … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: 3 Good Reasons to Hang a Bird Feeder

December 22nd, 2017

#1 – When the growing season ends, there is less natural food available. Now there are fewer plants, seeds and other food options for birds and squirrels to forage. According to the CSU Extension, birds with access to feeders have … Continue reading

Tip of The Week: The Ultimate in Simple

December 15th, 2017

Do you know someone near and dear to you who is just too busy to hang the holiday lights and has fall landscape chores still undone? Or is there a grandma or another older person in your life who can no … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: What’s Still In Your Yard?

November 6th, 2017

Finish fall cleanup before more snow flies If the feel of fall in the air has pulled you indoors and away from your yard, it might be a good time to take a final walk through your landscape. Many of … Continue reading