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Early Spring 2021: Notables

Early Spring 2021: Notables

Excerpted from Civil Eats’ 2/2/21 “Beyond Bees, Neonics Damage Ecosystems – and a Push for Policy Change Is Coming” by Lisa Held Daniel...

How plants move water

How plants move water

by Paula Ogilvie: Drink Up! Imagine being rooted in place, unable to move around, yet requiring food, water, and shelter to survive. With...

Dirt as Mulch

Dirt as Mulch

By Carolyn Dunmire Growing in the Weatherhill: An occasional column from the southwest corner of the state where we grow with the dryland...

Chokeberries, Chokecherries, Sandcherries: Some Wild Fruits for Colorado

Chokeberries, Chokecherries, Sandcherries: Some Wild Fruits for Colorado

By Mikl Brawner These native and semi-wild fruiting plants are tough, easy to grow, adaptable, and very beneficial to bees, butterflies,...

Waterwise Champions: Don & Lynn Ireland

Waterwise Champions: Don & Lynn Ireland

When Don Ireland began delving into his ancestral roots he started communicating with distant relatives. The outer limbs of the family...

Managing Weeds Without Poisons 

Managing Weeds Without Poisons 

People often repeat Ralph W. Emerson’s maxim: “A weed is a plant whose virtues remain undiscovered.” And although I appreciate the...

Colorado Food Summit Strengthens Rural-Urban Connections

Colorado Food Summit Strengthens Rural-Urban Connections

Colorado is on the verge of major changes in our food system over the next 30 years. Will we be ready for it? That question is one of the...

Colorado Plant Select® & Xeriscape Demonstration Gardens

Colorado Plant Select® & Xeriscape Demonstration Gardens

(In alphabetical order by location) Roadside Park, HWY 34 (west side of town) & Custer Ave., Akron Washington County Events Center, 552...

Double Bottom Line Gardening

Double Bottom Line Gardening

by Kenton Seth: I swear that when I’m an old guy with nothing to lose and someone says, “Yeah, I don’t buy from the local nursery; it’s...

Phosphorus: Too Much of a Good Thing

Phosphorus: Too Much of a Good Thing

By Elizabeth Black For the last two years, I have produced and participated in the Citizen Science Soil Health Project (CSSHP), along...

Gardening Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine and the Hose Doesn’t Reach

Gardening Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine and the Hose Doesn’t Reach

by Marcia Tatroe When I started my garden in 1987 shade wasn’t an issue. It was a goal. At the time there were only two trees on my...

Finding Awesome, Adapted Seed

Finding Awesome, Adapted Seed

By Penn Parmenter It’s 2021 and everybody still wants to garden. Last year wasn’t just a fluke, there are more home gardeners now than...

Editor's Letter: Spring 2021

Editor's Letter: Spring 2021

This spring really does feel like a new beginning. For one thing, with two feet of wet snow outside, what had been shaping up as an...

Trees That Speak

Trees That Speak

South of the town of Larkspur, on the ridge that divides the South Platte and Arkansas River watersheds, a trail winds up among junipers...

Editor’s Letter: Early Spring 2020

Editor’s Letter: Early Spring 2020

Another day, another decade. The sun is shining, the wind is blowing, and the last bits of snow on the north side of the house – from...

How to Prune & Care for Young Trees

How to Prune & Care for Young Trees

by Mikl Brawner: Trees have it hard in Colorado. If it’s not the shallow and lean topsoil, it’s the low rainfall and low humidity, or the...

The Seven Natives that Will Show Up for You

The Seven Natives that Will Show Up for You

By Lee Recca Photos: Duane Williams Growing native wildflowers can be exasperating. You see them prospering all over wild areas without...

Long Keepers

Long Keepers

It all starts with the seeds By Deb Whittaker Decades ago I happened upon an Asian woman at the Boulder Farmer’s Market who sold 20-lb...

It isn’t cheating to copy Mother Nature

It isn’t cheating to copy Mother Nature

By R. Gary Raham While cheating on tests is rarely a good thing, winning nature’s survival test should prove to be the exception. When it...

Meteorological Spring Brings First Flowers

Meteorological Spring Brings First Flowers

By the conventional calendar spring arrives at the end of the third week in March on the Vernal Equinox. For Front Range gardeners,...

Derice Pfefferkorn

Derice Pfefferkorn

I met Derice Pfefferkorn in an exercise class a few years ago. She was graceful and seemed close to my age so I noticed her. The mystique...

The Virtues and Vices of Gardening

The Virtues and Vices of Gardening

The other morning, in a pensive moment at the sink brushing my teeth, this thought occurred to me: the bathroom vanity is the only piece...

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