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Category Archives: Horticulture

Gifts for the Gardener in Your Life

It’s nearly winter and procrastinating gardeners are still frantically attacking last-minute chores like clean-up, bulb planting, or wrapping young trees (especially redbuds, maples, and fruit trees!). Meanwhile, their loved ones are busy with other chores, like hunting down the perfect gardening gift. Read on for thoughtful ideas for the gardener in your life…

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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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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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