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? …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ask a Gardener – Winterizing Clay Pots

Wednesday November 9, 2016

Yes, clay pots can crack during the winter. As water freezes, it expands causing fissures and cracks in your pots. It’s the same thing that causes potholes to form in the road. Though it can happen to just about any material, the most susceptible pots are those made of terra cotta and clay. In fact, the very thing that makes …