Gardens

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...

Will You Be Working in Your Garden This Weekend?

April 04, 2014
Gardening between storms Yesterday’s snow along the Front Range reminds us that there are a few more flakes and frosts ahead of us before growing season is officially here.  ...

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...

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...

Are You Ready to Plant?

March 09, 2014
At last, spring really is just around the corner and it’s about time to plant the first seeds of this year’s garden. Depending on the altitude and whether you have a warm...

What About Snow and Seeds?

January 24, 2014
There’s snow on the ground, but it’s not too early to think about this year’s garden. Seed catalogs were mailed long ago and the online business is already...

What Do Plants Need Now?

January 17, 2014
A bit of winter-time TLC is good for the landscape During the growing season our plants do talk back.  The length of the grass says, “It’s time to mow” and flowers with...

Holiday Plants & Pet Safety

December 16, 2013
Getting a puppy – or have a pet that that loves to chew?  If you are getting a new puppy for Christmas – or have pets that like to chew – it’s a good idea to...