Lawn and Garden
If you’re hearing hummers whirring overhead, it’s not your imagination; we’re into the season of migration for hummingbirds.
If you look forward to perfect peppers but are disappointed when they get sunburn, there aren’t as many as you thought, or they aren’t as big as you’d like, chances are that you have sunlight to blame.
Deadheading, as it applies to gardening, is the removal of flowers from plants when the flowers are fading or dead. If you’ve never done it, here are a few tips to keep it from being a long, strange trip through the garden.
Just as you rely on a well-designed lighting plan inside your home, you should pay careful attention to how you illuminate the exterior.
As the heat continues this summer, it is important to understand how much water your lawn actually needs, how much water you are applying and when is the best time to water.
Is your favorite flower blue ribbon material or is your tomato the top of the crop? The Vegetables, Herb, Fruit, Baskets and Flowers show is your chance to earn bragging rights.
Gardeners have an unusual take on things. One moment we’re in a frenzy of panic over aphids in the garden, the next we’re shrugging off near total loss of plants due to weather. We’re not adjusting our medication; it’s just that some things we can’t control.
The villains of the summer come, not with Snidely Whiplash mustaches and an evil laugh, but with floppy ears and oh-so-adorable eyes. Rabbits are overrunning the landscape and are wreaking havoc wherever they plop their fluffy tails.
Make the great outdoors even greater with cool gadgets to make life easier so you can further enjoy all of summer’s awesomeness. Yes, we know that you may get outside to get away from technology, but items like a Wi-Fi barbecue thermometer means you can check on...
The summer is just getting started and you have a long time to enjoy color in the landscape made more beautiful with a continual visitation of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Just when our excitement for spring reached fever pitch, Mother Nature decided to amuse herself by playing cat-and-mouse with warmth.
The beauty of a container garden adds a special touch to summer relaxation, so building and caring for them shouldn’t take all your spare time.
The only way to satisfy the itch to see gardens is to embark on tours. Fortunately, garden tour season is almost upon us. Check out these in our area
Painted lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) are migrating into Colorado and large numbers of them have been spotted up and down the Front Range, according to Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University’s Extension Specialist in Entomology.
When it comes to finding reason to celebrate something, I’m up for some fun. Talk Like A Pirate day, National Donut day, World Penguin day – I’m ready. So when the National Garden Bureau announced that 2019 was the Year of the Pumpkin, I squealed aloud in delight.
If plants thrill you more than candy, consider adding mint to your garden this year. They’re easy to grow, so much so that care should be taken to keep them from becoming invasive.
Despite teasing weather from Mother Nature, area gardeners are gearing up for a new season of planting beautiful flowers, delicious fruits, and fresh vegetables. So it’s with joy that we celebrate the advent of local plant sales, each one supporting good causes in the community while supplying us with the flowers and foliage we crave. Take a look at area sales and the groups they support.
Carol O'Meara, Colorado State University Extension Has the warm weather sparked the itch to plant the entire garden? If you’ve been watching your spring bulbs blooming and lettuces thriving, you might be fooled into thinking we’re ready to move to the next group...
If you’ve been wringing your hands over the onslaught of thugs attacking our trees and wondering how you can help, the time has arrived for you to take action. One simple act will go a long way to keeping our urban forest thriving: plant a tree.
A good lawn is the secret to being the envy of the neighborhood, having increased property value, and a happy and fulfilling life. Take advantage of the warming days by indulging in a little lawn care.
Any tool that creates slender, deep holes can help with lawn aeration, but a machine that removes soil plugs is the best option. (Photo: Dreamstime). When you plan for spring lawn maintenance, don't overlook aeration and dethatching. These two seemingly unglamorous,...
If your tool shed is crammed with items, it’s time for spring cleaning and lending a helping hand to other gardeners.
After an abnormally dry year with much of Colorado in a drought, a local nonprofit is challenging Boulder County homeowners to rethink their grassy landscapes to help conserve water.
To get a backyard vineyard, you need plants that are tough, strong and able to live where the grapes can survive the Front Range.
Classes and CSAs are two ways you can support and benefit from Benevolence Orchard. (Photo: Shutterstock). Carol O'Meara, Colorado State University Extension The small farm scene is heating up in northern Colorado, bringing fresh ideas to locally grown products. ...
March brings with it dreams of spring and all the promise of a bountiful summer. After long, cold weeks, the time is here for gardeners to start seeds of their favorite plants. When you start your own seeds, the world of possibilities opens to new varieties not found in stores. Plus, you can do a little plant name dropping when talking to your neighbors.
Houseplants have long been loved as a way to bring some of the warmth and comfort of the natural world indoors. A touch of green, living things softens harsh indoor environments and sooths the soul as we navigate stressful daily lives.
Carol O'Meara, Colorado State University Extension Gardening in Colorado is not for wimps. Our semi-arid, windy, intense solar environment has gardeners and plants shriveling from exposure. If you want success, pause and ponder what our area really has to offer...
Winter is here, and I’m dreaming of a Game of Thrones garden. There will be dragons in my beds, along with wolves, stags, and lions.
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.