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Category Archives: Horticulture

Extend the Growing Season of Your Garden

The end of summer does not have to mean the end of your vegetable garden. You can extend the growing season by covering your crops to protect them from frost. Heat absorbed by the soil during the day can be used to keep the covered environment around your plants warm at night. Read more…

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Apply Now for 2019 Master Gardener Training

Are you interested in becoming a Colorado Master Gardener in Broomfield County? We are NOW accepting applications for the 2019 training program, which begins Jan. 23 and ends April 10. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with an hour break for lunch. The training will be a combination of […]

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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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Grateful Deadheading

Deadheading might sound like an activity related to a certain rock band, but it’s actually a horticultural term, and you’ll thank yourself for taking the time to do it. Deadheading is the process of removing spent or faded flowers from plants to prolong blooming and prevent seed formation. A plant’s goal is to reproduce by […]

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Growing Native Colorado Plants

There are many Colorado native plants suitable for home gardens and landscapes. Native plants are naturally adapted to the climate and the soils here, so they require less water and fertilizer. Once native plants are established they are fairly low-maintenance and many have beautiful flowers. Native plants can support native wildlife, including a variety of birds, […]

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Emerald Ash Borer Info

As of August 2013, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed in 22 states (from Connecticut to Colorado, Tennessee to Minnesota) and in two Canadian provinces.   Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer from the Colorado Department of Agriculture Emerald Ash Borer info sheet from CSU Extension Additional CSU Extension Resources A Threat […]

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