Patience is the key to planting

Patience is the key to planting

The cool, wet weather we’ve been enjoying has had gardeners impatiently waiting for the soil to warm and the skies to stop peppering us with hail so our plants can finally go outside.

Plan to conserve water this year

Plan to conserve water this year

Recent downpours, in some areas of the state, have resulted in the Rocky Mountain Sod Growers (RMSG) once again stressing water conservation moving into the growing season.

Grow to fight hunger

Grow to fight hunger

Colorado Gardeners: Let’s plan for that bounty this year in order for others to eat, let’s sow for our community as well as ourselves.

Not all compost is created equally

Not all compost is created equally

I spoke with Landscape Designer, Shanti Schultz of Love in Bloom and asked if she prefers plant or manure-based compost for her projects. She said that for vegetables, fruit trees and lawns she likes to use manure, and for ornamental beds she prefers plant based.

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.