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October 2021 Newsletter

October 2021 Newsletter

Oct 26, 2021

By Jane Shellenberger Email Newsletter • October 26, 2021 The cold weather usually rolls in at or around Halloween but it’s been a...

Planting for Privacy

Planting for Privacy

Aug 27, 2021

Q: We’ve moved into a two-story house that creates a lot of shade on the narrow, north-side yard. The neighbor’s house to the south of us...

Winter Fresh Produce From Your Garden

Winter Fresh Produce From Your Garden

Aug 27, 2021

By Deb Whitaker: After curing, which can happen right in the ground, potatoes should be moved to a dark, 45º room. Store in open paper...

Late Summer Bloomers that can Take the Heat

Late Summer Bloomers that can Take the Heat

Aug 26, 2021

When July and August heat rises into the upper 90’s day after day only perennials best adapted to the west can bloom, cheering up the...

How Do I Safely Kill Grass to Put in a Xeriscape?

How Do I Safely Kill Grass to Put in a Xeriscape?

Sep 14, 2021

Q: I live in Larkspur, altitude 6782. Spring and fall 2020 planted grass seed, rototilled, new soil, the works. Then drought worsened and...

Garlic: Some History & Tips for Growing & Cooking

Garlic: Some History & Tips for Growing & Cooking

Aug 27, 2021

By Marilyn Raff: Cooking gadgets are close to my heart. My garlic press is one of few items not lost after 50 years of marriage! (Both...

Mulch Zones for Three Kinds of Garden

Mulch Zones for Three Kinds of Garden

Aug 27, 2021

By Kenton Seth: Above: Cactus and desert plants are archetypical of the gravel zone. PHOTOS: Kenton Seth The Lazy Greedy Gardeners...

Hooked on Rock Gardening

Hooked on Rock Gardening

Aug 26, 2021

By Jane Shellenberger: Mike Smedley doesn’t have fond childhood garden memories. He remembers the hot, sweaty, hand-blistering job of...

Finding Pollinator Safe Plants – a Summary

Finding Pollinator Safe Plants – a Summary

Sep 13, 2021

Amid increasing concern about the immediate as well as long-term, cumulative effects of sytemic pesticides, especially neonicotinoids, on...

New Buzz about Ways to Help Threatened Pollinators

New Buzz about Ways to Help Threatened Pollinators

Aug 27, 2021

By: R. Gary Raham: As we all know, bees visit flowers and inadvertently help the plants producing those flowers to consummate their sex...

Nowhere to Go: Alpine Environments in Peril

Nowhere to Go: Alpine Environments in Peril

Aug 27, 2021

PHOTOS: Todd Winslow Pierce/BFAG Covering just 15% of the Earth’s land surface, the alpine environment is defined both by the climate...

Native Plant Events

Native Plant Events

Aug 26, 2021

The Colorado Native Plant Society’s Annual Conference is in Trinidad, CO this year, Sept 10-12, or you can attend virtually. It’s a great...