Green Landscape

What’s in your yard?

November 22, 2015
Repurpose, recycle, reward In the fall, the cozy indoors invites us to circle up around the football game and with comfort food.  Now is the down season to unwind from a busy summer and...

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...

Keeping Rain In Your Yard

February 23, 2015
How to save some rain. One approach to cutting water use is to collect rain that runs off the roof into a rain barrel. Residents in dry areas around the country collect rain to water their...

What’s Alive Under Your Feet? Soil Matters.

February 06, 2015
The two most critical elements to sustaining life as we know it are water and soil. But when it comes to which one gets the spotlight, water always seems to win. It keeps the upper hand if...

Are You Growing Clean Air?

February 06, 2015
It has long been said that plants are the lungs of the earth. They produce oxygen and clean the air of toxins. Those of us who love the outdoors often report the beneficial impacts that...

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...