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Category Archives: Horticulture

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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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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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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