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.
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.
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.
Many people turned to gardening this year as a means of keeping busy, getting fresh air, and finding distraction from the pandemic.
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?
To everything there is a season, and right now we are in the ornamental grass season in Colorado.
It doesn’t matter if you live in the foothills, mountains or plains or even in the middle of Denver, we need to be prepared for disasters.
It’s hard to believe but September is upon us. Nighttime temperatures are dropping, and leaves are slowly beginning to change.
Kind hearted people see need in their communities and want to help, but a handful move into action to help solve problems too great for one act to overcome. The folks at Fresh Food Connect and Boulder Food Rescue felt the pull to take action years ago to combat hunger locally and throughout the state of Colorado.
By all accounts, these are trying times. So last week when the CSU Extension Boulder County Demonstration Garden received a Plant Select ™ Showcase Garden Award, it felt extra sweet.
August is Colorado Proud month. Colorado farmers have been preparing this bountiful harvest of produce for us since February and now is the time to enjoy it!
Before you start looking for a property, it’s best to sit down and decide why you want to purchase a home with acreage.
As the heat sets in and our early spring flowers fade and give way to summer blooms and vegetable gardens, you might have pollination on your mind. If not, maybe you should!
Can you feel it? The long, warm days of summer are upon us. While not a primary produce growing state like California, our beloved Colorado delivers top tier fruits and vegetables.
One of the pleasures of spring is digging in the soil and that earthy smell but how much do we really know about the soil beneath our feet.
Our roses don’t have many problems here in Colorado compared to other places, but a few problems crop up each year for gardeners.
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!
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.
Aeration of your lawn is a simple task that improves the overall growing conditions of your turf and will result in a healthier lawn.
I’m partial to festive lights during the holidays around houses, fences, trees and lampposts. If you’re a fan of lights, too, you can wrap them around most anything in your yard, provided you secure them from wind.
If you’re looking to changeup your landscape by going back to natives, check out Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants, Saturday, February 16 at the Tivoli Turnhalle, Auraria Campus, Denver.