This Christmas, Go Au Naturel!

Thursday November 30, 2017

Every holiday season, the Natural vs. Artificial Christmas tree debate come up. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of trees, but from an environmental standpoint, experts agree; natural is better. Over 400 million live Christmas trees are grown on tree farms throughout the U.S. It can take up to 7 years for a tree to be Christmas ready …

Winter Bird Feeding

Tuesday November 28, 2017

When making your holiday guest list, don’t forget our local feathered friends! Many birds, including juncos, woodpeckers, chickadees, siskins, grosbeaks, finches, jays and nuthatches live in Colorado all year long. A little extra holiday hospitality can help them weather the long, cold months (and they’ll probably be less work than your in-laws!) Food Everybody has different favorite holiday foods. For …

Five Fabulous Fairy Garden Design Tips

Tuesday November 14, 2017

So, you’ve spent hours and hours on Pintrest oogling a million adorable fairy gardens. But you’re not crafty enough to make something like that, right? Wrong! All you need is a little help getting started. Here are five easy design tips to help kick start your creativity. 1. Find a Creative Container Fairy Gardens can sprout up anywhere – broken …

Keep the Bunnies Out of the Bulbs

Wednesday November 8, 2017

Nothing brings out your inner Elmer Fudd more than seeing a meticulously planted bulb garden picked clean by marauding bunnies. Here are some things you can do to so you won’t be singing “Kill Da Wabbit! Kill Da Wabbit!” come springtime. Plant Resistant Bulbs Here we must emphatically repeat the caveat that no plant is completely "rabbit-proof." Hungry animals are …

Sunscald & Tree Wrap

Wednesday November 8, 2017

It might seem counter-intuitive, but one of the biggest threats to young trees during the winter is not the cold – but the sun. During the winter, the tree has shed all of its leaves which were providing shade and protection to its trunk. The sun shines at a lower angle in the sky and the white snow that often …