2019 Garden Giveaway Winners!

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Thank you so much to every one who participated in our second Garden Giveaway contest. We had such an amazing turn out – over 70 submissions. Last week, our panel of judges had a nearly impossible task – narrowing down so many beautiful gardens to just a handful of winners. But after much discussion and debate, we are so pleased …


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2019 Garden Giveaway Winners!

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Thank you so much to every one who participated in our second Garden Giveaway contest. We had such an amazing turn out – over 70 submissions. Last week, our panel of judges had a nearly impossible task – narrowing down so many beautiful gardens to just a handful of winners. But after much discussion and debate, we are so pleased …

Made in the Shade: Tips for Shade Containers

Tuesday June 4, 2019

A collection of beautiful shade containers can turn that shady corner of the garden or patio into a hidden oasis on a hot summer afternoon. Shade loving plants have a charm and personality all there own – distinct from sunny plants but just as beautiful. Here are a few ideas and tips to help you create your own shady hideaway!How …

Kale Slaw Spring Salad

Tuesday May 7, 2019

Here at O’Toole’s, we love to eat almost as much as we love to garden. In fact, the two go hand in hand. What could be better than preparing a home-cooked meal using ingredients fresh from your garden? That’s why we’ve started this new feature on our Garden Blog, the Recipe of the Month Club! Each month, we’ll be sharing …

Frost Dates and Soil Temperature

Tuesday April 9, 2019

On the ends of the growing season, during the early spring and the late fall, it’s important to keep a sharp eye on the weather report. As all Coloradans know, weather during these strong seasons can change on a dime. Here’s some important dates to keep in mind when your out in your garden in the spring and fall. The …

Five Early Spring Lawn Care Tips

Monday March 4, 2019

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking lawn care. Here are five fool-proof ways to help get your grass off to a great start this year. Your soft, green summer dream lawn starts right now! Spring Clean Up Spring cleaning – it’s not just for your house! In the early spring, rake up the …

The Three Sisters and Companion Gardening

Friday March 1, 2019

Native Americans relied on three principal staples for survival; corn, beans and squash. These crops were so important to the Indians that they were often called "The Three Sisters," and they perfectly illustrate the concept of companion plants. All three sisters work together and support each other to their mutual benefit. The tall, sturdy corn stalks provides a frame for …

Clean Air Plants

Saturday February 16, 2019

Even though we spend most of our time inside, indoor air quality is an often-over-looked issue. Common household items like furniture, upholstery, building materials and cleaning products can release toxins into the air of our homes and offices. Poor indoor ventilation can let airborne toxins build up, causing what doctors call Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). The symptoms of SBS for …

Seed Starting Do’s & Don’ts

Monday February 11, 2019

DO Start with clean trays You can re-use last year’s trays but we recommend cleaning and sterilizing them. DON’T Use Regular Potting Mix because it’s probably not the best choice for your new little seedlings. Read Full Blog Entry…

Happy Groundhog Day!

Tuesday January 15, 2019

In February, we wait with bated breath as the famous groundhog emerges from his burrow and looks for his shadow, thus predicting the weather for the next three months. How did this strange series of events come to pass? Well, this most quirky of American holidays has a surprisingly long lineage. Read on to learn more about this wacky winter …

Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Are you looking for some great gift ideas for all the gardeners on your list this year? Well look no further than O’Toole’s! We’ve got a huge selection of gift ideas for every gardener – from green thumbs to green horns. Here are a few of our favorite gardening goodies this year! Ames Garden Cart Remember your little red wagon? …