Unusual Plants? Yep, We’ve Got ‘Em!

Unusual Plants? Yep, We’ve Got ‘Em!

Venus Flytrap and Sensitive Plant Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) While it looks like it comes from out of this world, the Venus Flytrap is native to coastal North and South Carolina. It is a carnivorous plant, meaning instead of getting its nutrients from fertilizer and good soil, it gets its vitamins from “eating” bugs. This […]

Ketchup and Fries Plant

Ketchup and Fries Plant

Ketchup and Fries is Our New Favorite Plant By Nicolette Power Now is a great time to plant vegetables in your garden- so why not try something fun and new?    What it is Our new Ketchup and Fries plant (Solanum Lycopersicum + Solanum tuberosum), is the top of a cherry tomato grafted onto a […]

What to do Now so your Garden Sings This Spring

What to do Now so your Garden Sings This Spring

Getting the garden ready for spring The groundhog has spoken. Garden season is still about 6 weeks away, but it’s the perfect time to start making preparations. Here are some tips for a bumper crop year! Soil Remember: your soil is an investment. You get out of it what you put into it. So, to […]

Choosing the Right Ice Melter

Choosing the Right Ice Melter

Choosing the Right Ice Melter Every week can bring a new season to Colorado, and that means the snow and ice are on inevitably the way again, most likely sooner rather than later. For those with ice-prone north-facing driveways and stubborn slippery spots around the home, ice melt granules can prove to be a necessary […]

The Spud Life: Grow Yourself Some Taters!

The Spud Life: Grow Yourself Some Taters!

It’s almost St. Patty’s Day, and that means it’s time for gardeners to start thinking about potatoes. It’s a veggie that anyone with some sun exposure can grow, and nothing beats a homegrown spud! Choosing Seed Potatoes Let’s start with the types. Choose one or more depending on what potato you’re looking for. Norkotah Russet: […]

Colorado State Master Gardeners

Colorado State Master Gardeners

Good news: you’ll have ample time to visit with horticultural experts this 2016 gardening season. Volunteers from the Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener program (CMG) balance nature, tradition and technology to advise residents on an array of lawn and garden issues. Master gardeners are plant savvy, assisting the CSU Extension staff by delivering timely […]

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