Ardengay Atinlay

Thursday July 28, 2016

If you’re like us, your Latin is strictly of the porcine variety. Most gardeners are too busy weeding or planting to practice verb tenses and declensions, so it’s easy to skip past those long lines of Latinate lingo you find on the back of plant labels. But Latin names can be very useful once you know how to use them. …


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Ardengay Atinlay

Thursday July 28, 2016

If you’re like us, your Latin is strictly of the porcine variety. Most gardeners are too busy weeding or planting to practice verb tenses and declensions, so it’s easy to skip past those long lines of Latinate lingo you find on the back of plant labels. But Latin names can be very useful once you know how to use them. …

Five Favorite Summer Blooming Perennials

Thursday July 28, 2016

Are looking for a splash of color to re-invigorate your perennial garden during the Dog Days of Summer? Look no further than these five fantastic flowers! These five perennials start to bloom just as your spring flowers begin to fade. Not only will they provide fantastic summer color throughout the season, they’re hardy enough to take all the hot and …

Ask a Gardener – Hail Damage

Thursday July 7, 2016

With all the recent hail storms, do you have any advice to help our flower and vegetable gardens get back to normal? – Barbara Like death and taxes, hail storms are a sad inevitability for Colorado gardeners. The entire Front Range sits smack dab in the middle of “Hail Alley,” one of the most hail prone regions in the entire …

Seven Steps for Planting Summer Perennials

Thursday July 7, 2016

1. Choose the right plant – Making sure your plant is suited to its new home is always important, but it becomes even more critical in the hot summer. Make sure to select a healthy plant, with green foliage and good roots. Check out the table below for some perennials the bloom throughout the summer. And visit our Perennials page …

Ask a Gardener – Slugs

Wednesday June 29, 2016

What do you recommend for slug infestation in my flower garden? Dog-safe and bird friendly. I have been baiting with beer for a year and catch many but they are causing damage and out of control. I’ve heard Sluggo or possibly used coffee grounds? HELP! – Autumn Ug! Slugs! The warm temperatures and afternoon showers of summer are perfect conditions …

Ask a Gardener – Watering Tomatoes

Monday June 20, 2016

This is my first year planting tomatoes. I share a space for planting with two people. One says water a lot, the other says don’t water too much. Which is correct? – Connie Well, the wonk-y master gardener answer to your question is: “Tomatoes require one to two inches of water per week.” But the more practical answer is: “It …

Deadhead, man…

Friday June 10, 2016

When you hear the word “deadhead,” you may think of your crazy Uncle Ernie who still tie-dyes his socks, but “deadhead” has a special meaning to gardeners. To “deadhead” is to remove the wilted, dead blossoms from annuals and perennials. This helps the plant bloom more and for a longer time. The whole purpose of flowers in nature is to …

Tomatoes: A to Z

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Amend the Soil – Amending the soil with organic material should always be the first step when planting tomatoes. Before you plant, amend your beds with at least one inch of Colorado’s Choice B.O.S.S. or other organic compost. This will help improve the physical structure of your soil and also introduce beneficial organic material. and organisms. Blossom End Rot – …

Ask a Gardener – Nightcrawlers and Earthworms

Tuesday May 24, 2016

What can be done about nightcrawlers as my lawn has gotten so lumpy? – Pat This is one of those rare “too much of a good thing” occasions in gardening. Of course we all know that earthworms and nightcralwers are beneficial, but too many can dig large mounds of soil, leaving the lawn uneven and lumpy. The trick is to …

HGTV Home Plant Collection

Thursday May 19, 2016

Earlier this month, we were so pleased to have Sarah from HGTV and Thom from Botany Lane at each of our stores to talk about the HGTV Home Plant Collection. “HGTV is known for innovative, on-trend styling,” says Sarah. In fact, they go around the world to discover beautiful new flowers and design trends to bring home to your garden. …