Ask A Gardener – Trees and Shrubs for Containers

Friday April 20, 2018

A nice trim tree or shrub in a handsome pot makes an elegant statement on a porch or patio. Growing trees and shrubs in containers can be a little bit more challenging than planting them in the garden, but it can be done if you pay close attention two main factors – water and temperature. Water When they are planted …


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Ask A Gardener – Trees and Shrubs for Containers

Friday April 20, 2018

A nice trim tree or shrub in a handsome pot makes an elegant statement on a porch or patio. Growing trees and shrubs in containers can be a little bit more challenging than planting them in the garden, but it can be done if you pay close attention two main factors – water and temperature. Water When they are planted …

Weed Watch – Early Spring

Wednesday April 18, 2018

When it comes to weeds in the garden, most of us just want to know when they’ll be gone. But they say "know thy enemy" for a reason. Learning a little bit about the weeds in your garden will help you make better choices on how to control them. This will result in longer lasting and safer control. It may …

Ask A Gardener – Lilacs

Monday April 9, 2018

Lilacs, stalwart members of the olive family, are a classic garden staple, especially in colder climates ours. They absolutely thrive up and down the Front Range, all the way up to elevations of 10,000 feet. Lilacs prefer the full sun and well-drained soil, so don’t forget theB.O.S.S. Lilacs do like moderate water but are fairly adaptable once established. Lilacs bloom …

Attracting Hummingbirds

Monday April 2, 2018

Over the next few weeks, we’ll start to see hummingbirds return from their winter homes in Mexico and Central America. Hummingbirds sometimes travel hundreds of miles to reach their Colorado breeding grounds. They generally pass through the Denver area around early to mid-April on their way to higher elevations. Males come first, to stake out a territory and be ready …

New 2018 Perennials (and some Annuals) from Skagit Gardens

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Once again we were so pleased to host Lucia Christie, of Skagit Gardens last week. Skagit Gardens is located in the Skagit Valley of Oregon, about halfway between Seattle and Vancouver. It’s mild maritime climate is ideal for producing healthy, hardy perennials and annuals. Lucia came to our three March Open Houses to share some exciting new varieties for 2018. …

Tip Top Taters!

Wednesday March 14, 2018

The traditional time to start planting your potatoes is after St. Patrick’s Day, which is one of nature’s pleasant little ironies. While the Irish are of course strongly associated with the potato, these terrific tubers have been cultivated and enjoyed all around the world. And each culture has it’s own favorite kind of potato. If you’ve never ventured beyond the …

Early Season Vegetables

Tuesday March 6, 2018

As we start to get teasing peaks of spring, you might find yourself eyeing your veggie garden and getting ideas. While the main veggie planting period is still a few months off, there are some great cool season crops you can start right now. If you’re itching to start scratching around in the garden, give these a try! RhubarbIf tomatoes …

Stylish houseplants

5 Stylish (and Easy!) Houseplants

Tuesday February 20, 2018

HGTV has once again named indoor gardening as one of their Top Gardening Trends for 2018. Filling your house with plants creates a harmonious mixture of natural beauty and stylish decor. And when you can marry style with easy care, you’ve really got it made! Here are some of the best trendy houseplants that are also a snap to care …

What You’ll Need to Start Your Seeds

Monday February 5, 2018

Starting seeds indoors is fun, economic and a great cure for cabin fever. Best of all, you can get started with just a few simple items. Here’s what you’ll need to get your garden going this winter. Containers The classic indoor seed set up includes a plastic tray, clear dome and inserts of small cells where the seeds will grow, …

Winter Watering

Sunday January 14, 2018

While the rest of the country deals with record-breaking cold, we’ve had an unseasonably warm and dry start to 2018. There’s probably been more snow in Florida than Denver so far this year. Talk about a wacky winter! But while the mild days are great for a walk in the park, they can be hard on our garden plants. Even …