Rose Care

Rose Care

Our roses don’t have many problems here in Colorado compared to other places, but a few problems crop up each year for gardeners.

Plan to Conserve Water this Year

Don’t waste water. Recent downpours, in some areas of Colorado, have resulted in the Rocky Mountain Sod Growers once again stressing water conservation.

Active and Passive Rainwater Harvesting

Active and Passive Rainwater Harvesting

As the gardening season gets into full swing and you’re looking at your landscape with fresh eyes, it is a great time to reassess what worked last year, what didn’t, and perhaps start trying out some new ideas. Enter, rainwater harvesting!

Cheatgrass

Cheatgrass

It’s that grass whose seeds get caught in your shoes and socks when you go hiking, cheatgrass (aka. Downy brome Bromus tectorum, Japanese brome Bromus japonicus) is a winter annual List C noxious weed in Colorado.

It’s Time to Aerate Your Lawn

It’s Time to Aerate Your Lawn

Aeration of your lawn is a simple task that improves the overall growing conditions of your turf and will result in a healthier lawn.

Unwelcome wildlife visitors

Unwelcome wildlife visitors

There’s a scratching sound coming from the attic or an unpleasant smell from under your deck or droppings each morning on your front porch. You have become the reluctant host for wildlife. This time of year, squirrels have made their way into attics to give birth and...
Methods for Managing Voles

Methods for Managing Voles

As the weather warms and we are spending time outside, we may be noticing “raceways” or small holes in lawns, grassy areas, natural areas and pastures.

The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening

It is no secret that time spent in the garden has myriad benefits to our health and well-being. It can provide stress relief, mental clarity and moderate (or depending on the task at hand, intense) physical activity.

Baby Chicks Arrive at Area Stores

Baby Chicks Arrive at Area Stores

You heard the cheeping when you walked into area stores. Now you are thinking about bringing a few chickens home. Here’s a few tips to consider.

Spring Brings New Things

Spring Brings New Things

A crocus is trying to bloom in a friend’s yard, despite frigid days and snow squalls. She’s not alone in her countdown to spring; many gardeners are pouncing on the slightest signs of green.

Twelve days of Christmas for gardeners

Twelve days of Christmas for gardeners

To celebrate the season, sing along with me (with apologies to the original version of the carol). In the final days of Christmas, the garden calls to me:

Poinsettias bloom for holidays

Poinsettias bloom for holidays

Check out the Colorado State University Horticulture Center’s poinsettia sale, where poinsettias grown by students are available for $10 per six-inch pot.

Gifts for the Gardener

Gifts for the Gardener

Good ideas for gift giving are hard to find when you don’t participate in that hobby; you love your person but can’t relate, especially in gardening. So a few suggestions might help.