Gardens

Help Plants Survive the Snow

February 23, 2015
The heavy snowfall predicted this weekend is a reminder that we’re heading into the season of heavy spring snows when plants may need extra TLC from their human caretakers. Deep...

Are Your Plants Dry? Probably.

February 06, 2015
This weekend marks the midpoint between two weeks of almost spring-like weather throughout much of Colorado. This weekend could also be a critical time to water plants as warm temps and...

Add More Light and Still See the Stars

January 16, 2015
Brighten the sky without hiding the stars We’re still in the long, dark days of winter. In the morning when we pull out of the driveway, it’s dark – and often the same...

What Do Plants Need in January?

January 16, 2015
Even in winter, plants need TLCEven in winter, plants need TLC If you look across your yard during the dormant season, an overgrown lawn isn’t crying out to be mowed and there...

Planting Your Next Plant Oasis

December 16, 2014
It may be only months, but it feels like an eternity ’til we see the peonies bloom again. That’s a sad thought for many, but the good news is that we can use the nice weekend...

Post Halloween Landscape TLC

December 16, 2014
Once the Halloween treats have been handed out to the ghosts and goblins, make a note that it’s time to give the lawn it’s biggest and final treat of the season. That would be...

What About Those Leaves?

October 24, 2014
Did you know that leaves really don’t “turn” color per se?   The colors we see in fall leaves have actually been there all season long!    In the fall when the...

Pumpkins, the Quintessential Fall Vegetable

October 17, 2014
When many people think of the Fall season they think of carving pumpkins, spooky Halloween costumes, and brightly colored trees. Pumpkins are an essential part of the Fall season. Besides...

Time to Tuck Your Garden in For Winter

October 10, 2014
Veggie growth in most edible gardens is about done because of the cooler night-time temps and fewer hours of daylight.   With less going on, it’s time to think about fall clean-up....

Fall Composting

October 08, 2014
With the Fall season well underway many people are setting aside their weekends to clean up their gardens and prepare their home for cooler weather. When you are cleaning up your garden it...

Dip, Duck, Doge, and Divide!

October 07, 2014
The Fall season is a great time to divide the beautiful perennials in your garden. Dividing your perennials is a great way to revive older plants while at the same time creating brand new...

Plant Bulbs for Early Spring Color

October 06, 2014
Now is the best time to plant tulips, daffodils and other bulbs that will be the first sign of spring next season.  Planting now gives them time to develop roots before the ground...