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Veggies to Plant Now

September 04, 2015
Our night-time temps are cooling – and the hours of sunshine are growing less each day.   These are the right conditions to plant leafy greens, root crops and tender herbs for fall...

How Hard Does Your Landscape Work?

September 04, 2015
Day in and day out our landscapes work for us.  Even though we usually think about the sweat equity we, as busy weed-pulling and lawn-mowing humans invest in them, our landscapes do labor...

Use hardy ice plants to bring low-growing color

June 03, 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...

Dealing with rain

May 27, 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...

Great Gift Ideas

May 17, 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,...

Giving Your Lawn Tough Love?

April 24, 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...

Winning The War on Weeds

April 13, 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...

Reducing Landfill Waste

March 30, 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...

Getting the Veggie Season Off the Ground

March 23, 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...

Who Grows Your Garden?

March 17, 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...

Getting Ready for Spring?

March 09, 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...

Got Seeds?

March 03, 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....