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.

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?

Fall garden tasks

Fall garden tasks

It’s hard to believe but September is upon us. Nighttime temperatures are dropping, and leaves are slowly beginning to change.

Share Garden Harvests to Help Others 

Share Garden Harvests to Help Others 

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. 

Purchasing Rural Property

Purchasing Rural Property

Before you start looking for a property, it’s best to sit down and decide why you want to purchase a home with acreage.

June is Colorado Pollinator Month

June is Colorado Pollinator Month

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!

Living Soil

Living Soil

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.

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.

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.

Light Up The Holidays

Light Up The Holidays

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.

Go native at this don’t-miss conference

Go native at this don’t-miss conference

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.

Zucchini is Perfect for Porch Packages

Zucchini is Perfect for Porch Packages

LONGMONT – Gardeners, the day we’ve been waiting for all summer has finally arrived: National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. Yes, folks, Wednesday, Aug. 8 the green, cylindrical squash becomes the talk of the town as it’s placed, anonymously, onto...
CSU Extension: Get Your Ghost on with Pumpkins

CSU Extension: Get Your Ghost on with Pumpkins

BOULDER/LARIMER COUNTY – Ready to start hunting for pumpkins, and want to take the kids someplace fun? Head out to our local pumpkin patches where you’ll get an experience worth howling over. Memorable fall enjoyment is ripe for picking at area farms, and local...