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Sea Holly: Xeric Plant of the Month – September

Sea Holly is an interesting xeric plant family (Eryngium), especially if you are looking for striking blue-purple flowers. Although not true hollies, the cones look similar. They have a distinctive bract collar which adds great interest. The blue cones are large and tend to have a shiny sheen. Stems are silvery blue too. However, only […]

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Apply Now for 2021 Colorado Master Gardener Training

Are you interested in becoming a Colorado Master Gardener in Broomfield County? We are now accepting applications for the 2021 training program, which will be offered 100 percent online beginning in early January. For more details, including training fees and the online application form, visit the Colorado Master Gardener website. The deadline for Broomfield applications […]

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Milkweed: Xeric Plant of the Month – August

Native to Colorado, showy milkweed and common milkweed play an important role as hosts to monarch (and other) butterflies. Plus, there’s an added bonus: they’re easy-keepers! Well-adapted to different soil types and thriving in full sun, milkweeds also are extremely cold hardy and overwinter without any special maintenance.

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Free Garden Webinars

CSU Extension is offering a full slate of gardening webinars this fall on Fridays at noon. The classes are free, but you must register on the Co-Horts Blog website. Click the button below to see the full schedule.

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Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

We all know how important it is to keep our bodies hydrated, and the same is true for our lawns. How is your lawn holding up during this very hot, dry summer? Are you seeing brown spots or overall heat stress? These are signs that your irrigation system could use an audit and possibly a […]

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Cole Crops for Fall Harvest

Your summer harvest doesn’t have to be your last! Kohlrabi and other cole crops are just some of the plants you can start mid-summer for a fall harvest. Read more…

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A Good Time to Garden!

Spring is here, and there’s never been a better time (or year) to get out in the yard!  Have a little extra time on your hands? Gardening is a great way to get outside, exercise, and rejuvenate your spirit. The dividends will come later, too! If you’re not sure where to start, the Colorado Master […]

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Hens and Chicks: Xeric Plant of the Month – April

There are many species and cultivars of Sempervivum, commonly called Hens and Chicks or Houseleeks. Because they are a hardy succulent, they have fleshy leaves in a rosette shape that vary in size, shape, color, and texture. Colors can be various shades of green, pink, and red; and some Sempervivum have cobwebbing on their leaves!

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Assess Trees this Spring for Emerald Ash Borer

With the spring season, trees are emerging from their winter dormancy period, and the Colorado Emerald Ash Borer Response Team is encouraging residents to check their trees for insects and other pests. Read this news release for spring tree tips and information on the emerald ash borer, including the repeal of EAB quarantine laws in […]

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Plant a Garden for Pollinators and You

Nancy Klasky, Broomfield’s Master Gardener Coordinator, wrote a great blog post on the benefits our gardens provide to pollinators and vice versa. As Nancy says, “We tend to think of flower gardens when we think of attracting bees, butterflies and other pollinators to our yards, but vegetable gardens also rely on having those native insects.” […]

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