Seed labels

Seed labels

We are told to read labels and instructions on just about everything we purchase whether it is a new cell phone, food or pesticide. This is also the case with seed.

How to design a stunning spring garden

How to design a stunning spring garden

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers and if you want to get the most out of your buds, you’ll have to take the proper steps to carefully design your spring garden.

Gardeners, get ready for planting

Gardeners, get ready for planting

Spring in Colorado brings out the best and worst in gardeners, who have been pining for the warm, longer days of the growing season.

Keeping your chicks healthy

Keeping your chicks healthy

You decided that you want to keep a few chickens so that your family has fresh eggs. You have all the equipment to house and feed them but how do you keep them healthy?

Spring lawn care

Spring lawn care

The warm weather ahead of the bitter cold snap had many people thinking of spring chores. Colorado Home and Garden.

Winter weed management

Winter weed management

While this may not seem to be the best time of year for weed management, it is a good time to start dealing with winter annual and biennial weeds and planning your strategy for the 2021 growing season.

Seeding native grasses in landscapes

Seeding native grasses in landscapes

Native grasses can be used in a landscape either as specimen plants or for a bluegrass lawn alternative or to create a native prairie landscape.

Colorado garden gazing ball predicts busy 2021

Colorado garden gazing ball predicts busy 2021

Gardeners always want to peek into the future to see if their flowers will bloom, vegetables thrive, or rain is on the way. We check almanacs, weather reports, fuzz on caterpillar’s backs, and moon charts to get an edge on Mother Nature. We have many reasons for wanting to know how 2021 will shape up, especially in the garden.

Farmer winter reflections in the time of COVID-19

Winter is the dream time for crops farmers. The frozen soil here is a welcomed time for rest, recuperation from the struggles of the growing season and reflection on what needs adjustment and what new to implement as they soil thaws next year.

Protecting your plants from larger mammals

Protecting your plants from larger mammals

I have written about the damage rodents and small mammals cause to your landscape plants, but larger mammals such as deer, elk and bobcats can damage landscape plants too.

Gifts for gardeners

Gifts for gardeners

From simple pleasures to outright splurges, the season for giving is upon us. As you rush to buy gifts for your gardeners, stop to consider what type of green thumb they have. This will help you narrow down your choices in making that small purchase go a long way to...
Gardeners with generous hearts

Gardeners with generous hearts

Many people turned to gardening this year as a means of keeping busy, getting fresh air, and finding distraction from the pandemic.

Rubies of the Pine (a.k.a. Cranberries)

Rubies of the Pine (a.k.a. Cranberries)

With Thanksgiving almost upon us, I thought it would be fun to take a closer look at the tart, red fruit that is a staple on most Thanksgiving menus.

Sustaining Agriculture in the Urban Interface

As an early 1990s arrival to the state, I’ve seen a slow but steady conversion of prime agricultural farmland into houses, commercial real estate, parking lots, golf courses and more. It makes sense, right? Cities form first near prime agriculture lands and then...
Fall Rodent Visitors

Fall Rodent Visitors

As the weather cools and bears are headed to hibernation, mice may be seeking the warmth of your home and voles may be setting up their homes in your landscaping. How do you keep these unwanted visitors out of your house and protect your landscape plants?

Lawn and Garden: Compost Those Dead Plants 

Gardeners, gear up for our own version of Days of the Dead. Like the three days devoted to remembering and honoring departed loved ones, we focus on remembering the garden by clearing out and cleaning it up. So grab a rake, pick up those rotting vegetables, and pull...
5th Annual Colorado Pollinator Summit Goes Virtual for 2020

5th Annual Colorado Pollinator Summit Goes Virtual for 2020

More and more people are becoming aware of the important role pollinators play in everything from the food we eat, to the clothes we wear. Pollinator gardens are being planted in neighborhoods and researchers spend their careers learning about every facet of these...
Home composting

Home composting

Trees are beginning to lose their leaves, your garden plants are done and if you don’t have access to commercial composting pickup, you may want to try composting in your yard. Composting is not as difficult or as time consuming as you think. Composting provides...