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Category Archives: Master Gardeners

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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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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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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Dwarf Lavenders: Xeric Plant of the Month – March

Dwarf lavender plants are varieties of English Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, that grow well in Colorado climates, even those with slightly poor, alkaline soils. Foliage is gray-green, and flowers range from dark purple to blue-purple to light purple. All varieties have aromatic scents and are well suited as hedges, borders, containers, or en masse for swaths […]

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