Annuals & Perennials

There’s Still Time to Plant

August 18, 2014
Mid-August when many plants are mature and looking their best is a great time to explore nearby gardens and take stock of plants you might want to add to your yard before the growing season...

What to Look for When Shopping for Annuals

July 31, 2014
Annuals can provide beautiful color and vibrancy to your lawn or garden. However, many people do not know what exactly to look for besides the color of the annual when shopping at a garden...

Unwind at the Denver Botanic Gardens

July 31, 2014
The Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting a new series titled, Unwind: h2o on Thursday, August 7 th . The special event will begin at 6 p.m. and will run until 9 p.m. This special event is meant...

Are you tossing your salad when you plant?

June 06, 2014
Take the same basic ingredients as always – basil, tomatoes and lettuce – but this year, toss the salad plants and herbs into a different growing pattern.    Plant...

Want Stunning Containers?

May 30, 2014
More than just a pot of petunias The warming weather says “patio season” – time to dress up the patio with containers full of flowers.  To make a stunning...

Were you hit by hail?

May 23, 2014
The growing season is off to a rough start with hail pelting many areas along the Front Range . With this being just the beginning of the hail season throughout Colorado,...

Now is the Time to Plant

May 16, 2014
The night-time lows for the next week are up to 40-50 degrees along the Front Range .  These warm nights combined with still warmer day-time temps mean the soil is warming up and ready...

Flowering Plants for Mother’s Day

May 10, 2014
Give mom plants for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is traditionally when we give mom flowers and giving her planted ones means she can enjoy them all season long. And remember that...

Create and Protect Spring Color

March 29, 2014
Throughout much of Colorado April is the shoulder season for spring color. At lower elevations and in protected areas, the early bulbs of spring are popping up to paint the first...

Can You Plant Perennials in March?

March 15, 2014
This week one of our readers wrote and said she’d been to a large warehouse store, saw the big display of packaged bare-root perennials and couldn’t resist the temptation to buy...

Have Seasonal Color Deficiency?

March 09, 2014
When the sn ow covers the yard and the sky’s grey as it has been all week, it’s like living in a black and white photo. If you’re feeling as grey as the sky,...

What’s The Vibe in Your Yard?

March 09, 2014
Our yards say something to us when we turn into the driveway at night – and they also say something about us to others who drive or walk past.   They welcome us home with a...