Lawn and Garden
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!
Every year there is always one thing that I could depend on, and that’s a plethora of squash. But not this year.
How do we continue to enjoy Colorado produce in 2040? COVID-19 has highlighted for Americans that farm workers are essential.
You planted and cared for your garden but before you harvest the produce, someone else has been enjoying the fruits of your labor. In addition to insects, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, deer and elk find our gardens a great banquet.
Agricultural risk is an interesting concept to non-farmers. Imagine you are self-employed, and your business is not only highly dependent on the weather, it can be crushed by it.
We turned to Susan Pope, a local farmer and owner of Pope Farms Produce & Garden Center in Greeley, for some late-summer gardening advice.
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.
Don’t waste water. Recent downpours, in some areas of Colorado, have resulted in the Rocky Mountain Sod Growers once again stressing water conservation.
The choices you make for your yard affect your curb appeal and property value. Here are a few trends sure to increase the value of your Colorado home.
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!
Given the surreal state of our world, I cannot be more grateful that spring is here. Spring has not heard of the worldwide pandemic, sheltering in place or social distancing, and is insisting on showing up anywhere and everywhere in bunches of riotous bursts.
Eating at home more lately? You are not alone. Consumer food demand has pivoted abruptly over the past two months during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
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.
Fossil Creek Nursery is a family-run landscape & garden center serving Northern Colorado as a one-stop shop for plants, flowers, shrubs and trees.
Gardeners are good at sharing with others. In good or difficult times, gardeners rise to help with small kindnesses. These everyday things make us happy; it’s how we sow community as well as gardens.
Aeration of your lawn is a simple task that improves the overall growing conditions of your turf and will result in a healthier lawn.
There’s a scratching sound coming from the attic or an unpleasant smell from under your deck or droppings each morning on your front porch. You have become the reluctant host for wildlife. This time of year, squirrels have made their way into attics to give birth and...
As the weather warms and we are spending time outside, we may be noticing “raceways” or small holes in lawns, grassy areas, natural areas and pastures.
In times like these, the whole village needs each other. How can gardeners help? Elizabeth Black, Boulder Culinary Gardeners group, has a few suggestions.
You’re guaranteed to have success using native wildflowers in your Colorado home landscaping. Tips to bring a more natural look to your property.
It is no secret that time spent in the garden has myriad benefits to our health and well-being. It can provide stress relief, mental clarity and moderate (or depending on the task at hand, intense) physical activity.
Whether you’re looking to add privacy to your yard, increase your curb appeal or just keep your pets contained, investing in a fence offers a great solution.
Don Weakland, owner of The Flower Bin in Longmont, would like to congratulate Michael Morris who was recently elected president of the Garden Centers of Colorado.
Given this chasm between “good jobs” and agriculture jobs, Boulder County farmers are feeling the pinch of recruiting and retaining a quality workforce.
You heard the cheeping when you walked into area stores. Now you are thinking about bringing a few chickens home. Here’s a few tips to consider.
A crocus is trying to bloom in a friend’s yard, despite frigid days and snow squalls. She’s not alone in her countdown to spring; many gardeners are pouncing on the slightest signs of green.