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Author Archives: Jessica Wong

Winter Irrigation

Broomfield winters are very dry. The air is dry. The soil is dry. Even the snow is dry. On top of all that, the temperature changes rapidly from one day to the next or even within a 24-hour period. These are challenging conditions for trees, shrubs, perennials and lawns, so plan on watering them this […]

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Torch Lily: Xeric Plant of the Month

The featured Xeriscape plant for September is the Torch Lily, commonly known as the Red Hot Poker. This herbaceous perennial plant is known for its upright, tubular flower spikes which emerge from clusters of green, grass-like foliage. The Torch Lily blooms from the base and spikes upward displaying beautiful bi-colored red, orange or yellow “torches.” […]

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Think Spring, Now (really!)

Now is the perfect time to begin thinking about spring-blooming plants! Fall-planted bulbs (daffodils, hyacinths, allium, tulips) and corms (crocus) bear beautiful colors in the spring and can be a great way to add color to your garden while other plants slowly awaken from winter. Read more…

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