Gardens

Why are There so Many Spiders?

July 31, 2014
The middle to end of July marks the beginning of monsoon weather in Colorado. This year, the El Nino cycle will force moisture from coastal regions up over the mountains creating massive...

Tips for Dealing with Blight

July 31, 2014
The heat combined with higher humidity this year is leading to blight – a fungus problem.  It is most common on tomatoes, but can also impact peppers and eggplant.  It shows up...

Is Your Garden getting too Much Water?

July 31, 2014
Many areas across Colorado have recently been experiencing an increase in rainfall. Rainy days are great for conserving water depending upon how much rainfall your area receives. Your...

Free Days in Denver

July 22, 2014
The Denver Botanic Gardens were formed in 1951 by the Denver government and in 1952 100 acres were designated for the Botanic Gardens. From its’ infancy the Botanic Gardens of Denver...

DIY Composting

July 22, 2014
Colorado’s poor soil conditions can make gardening a challenging task. One of the best ways any gardener can improve their garden’s soil conditions is to add organic matter to the...

It’s Time to Check Out the Sprinklers

July 18, 2014
Most of us run our sprinkler system overnight, so we never really see whether the system is operating properly or not. With temps about to hit the 90-degree range, it’s a smart...

Yard Safety Tips: For You and Your Pets

July 18, 2014
We think of our yards as the safe haven:  It’s where the dog romps and the kids can run barefoot in the sheer delight of summer.  This safe haven for your family could...

New to Colorado Gardening? What You Need to Know

July 18, 2014
If you are a newcomer to our beautiful state we would like to welcome you with a little advice that may help ease you into gardening in Colorado. The Weather: Colorado has lower levels of...

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...

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...