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February 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter

Feb 22, 2024

Greetings Readers! Summer at 7th Ave & Detroit gravel garden, Denver. Unlike woodchips, deep gravel retains moisture without rotting the...

September 2023 Editor’s Letter

September 2023 Editor’s Letter

Sep 15, 2023

SEPTEMBER 2023 NEWS Hello Colorado Gardener Readers, It’s amazing to see how green it is here at this usually brown & dusty time of year....

Seasons Greetings, Colorado Gardener readers and friends!

Seasons Greetings, Colorado Gardener readers and friends!

Dec 21, 2022

Longing for color the other day, I went to my local garden center, The Flower Bin in Longmont. I was expecting to see Christmas cacti in...

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2021

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2021

Aug 26, 2021

I’m not sure why people assume that it’s difficult to find content for a magazine like this. If anything I have the opposite problem....

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2020

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2020

Oct 1, 2020

It was easy to practice social distancing and enjoy myself at Gail Felzien’s family ranch/farm outside of Sterling last month, even in...

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2019

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2019

Oct 1, 2019

At Northern Water’s Annual Water Symposium in late May I had the opportunity to hear and meet Kate Greenberg, Colorado’s new Commissioner...

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2018

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2018

Oct 1, 2018

I really love my job. Still, after 21 years as editor/publisher I‘m yearning to cut back. Those four spring deadlines are tough. As a...

Editor's Letter: May 2018

Editor's Letter: May 2018

May 1, 2018

It’s a great feeling when the May issue goes to press. The veggies are coming up, and the tulips and daffodils are still cheerful and...

Editor's Letter: Education Issue 2017

Editor's Letter: Education Issue 2017

Aug 1, 2017

This year marks Colorado Gardener’s 20th anniversary. We’ve published over 100 issues for our semi-arid climate with a focus on beauty,...

Editor's Letter: April 2017

Editor's Letter: April 2017

Apr 1, 2017

Whenever I teach a class or go to a gardening conference where the audience asks questions, the one that inevitably arises is: How do I...

Editor's Letter: May 2016

Editor's Letter: May 2016

May 1, 2016

With all this moisture the flowering bulbs have been spectacular this year – that is, if they didn’t get smashed by snow. The species...

Cows, Horses, Blackbirds & More

Cows, Horses, Blackbirds & More

Jan 11, 2024

The plains landscape where I live near Hygiene is decidedly horizontal, especially in winter when late day shadows of trees or people...

Editor’s Letter: Harvest 2023

Editor’s Letter: Harvest 2023

Aug 25, 2023

It’s been a good long run—27 years. When my plant-loving mother died in 1996 she left me enough cash to pay the first three printing...

Editor’s Letter: Harvest 2022

Editor’s Letter: Harvest 2022

Aug 26, 2022

If you’ve been wanting to tear out your lawn and replace it with water-wise landscaping, the time has come. You already know about our...

Editor's Letter: Late Spring 2021

Editor's Letter: Late Spring 2021

May 7, 2021

Our Late Spring issue covers a particularly wide range of topics, from a simple individual science project sparked at a community garden...

Editor's Letter: May 2020

Editor's Letter: May 2020

May 1, 2020

With this quarantine a lot of us suddenly have time on our hands and no place to go. That’s a really big shift. Welcome to plant...

Editor's Letter: May 2019

Editor's Letter: May 2019

May 1, 2019

Ah, Spring. So far it’s a cool, moist, forgiving season. Even better, I now have a schedule that lets me spend time in the garden when it...

Editor's Letter: Education Issue 2018

Editor's Letter: Education Issue 2018

Sep 1, 2018

Our Cover Hellebores are early bloomers in Colorado gardens. My dark red ones start in February and continue for months, while the...

Editor's Letter: April 2018

Editor's Letter: April 2018

Apr 1, 2018

It’s always a little frustrating to be gardening virtually and vicariously instead of getting my hands in the dirt this time of year. But...

Editor's Letter: Summer 2017

Editor's Letter: Summer 2017

Jun 1, 2017

There will be no more offhand pronouncements from me about the weather. After my comments last month – “Spring came early this year… dry...

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2016

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2016

Oct 1, 2016

I’ve enjoyed and benefitted from being a member of plant societies and gardening groups over the years and I recommend it to others. Most...

Editor's Letter:  April 2016

Editor's Letter: April 2016

Apr 1, 2016

It’s greening up out here on the plains west of Longmont. I’ve planted some seeds and pretty soon the asparagus will be up too. I’m...

To Build Veggie Garden Soil, Just Add Leaves

To Build Veggie Garden Soil, Just Add Leaves

Nov 15, 2023

I’ve been walking my daughter’s dog around Old Town Longmont where there are lots of big, old, splendid trees. The streets are thick with...

Editor's Letter: Spring 2023

Editor's Letter: Spring 2023

Apr 11, 2023

Has Spring arrived? Hopefully, by the time you’re reading this Spring – not Summer – will finally be here. March certainly didn’t go out...

Editor's Letter: Spring 2022

Editor's Letter: Spring 2022

Apr 13, 2022

Building a garden over time is one of the pleasures of this earth. We add new plants each year while others proliferate on their own....

Editor's Letter: Spring 2021

Editor's Letter: Spring 2021

Mar 26, 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...

Editor's Letter: April 2020

Editor's Letter: April 2020

Apr 1, 2020

March 23 Two weeks after I wrote the letter below, everything has changed. One by one the states where my sisters (and friends) live have...

Editor's Letter: April 2019

Editor's Letter: April 2019

Apr 1, 2019

Here’s what you’ll find inside the issue. Entomologist Eric R Eaton tells you about human inventions - everything from paper to GPS...

Editor's Letter: June 2018

Editor's Letter: June 2018

Jun 1, 2018

In this issue we feature several plant and plant family profiles. Amaranth, on our cover, is a nutritional powerhouse grain alternative....

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2017

Editor's Letter: Harvest 2017

Sep 1, 2017

It’s time to reap the harvest in the veggie garden. Even my scaled back garden is cranking out way more food than we can eat. My sister...

Editor's Letter: May 2017

Editor's Letter: May 2017

May 1, 2017

Spring came early this year. And even though the last average spring frost date is in early to mid May for most of the Front Range, it’s...

Editor's Letter: Education Issue 2016

Editor's Letter: Education Issue 2016

Aug 1, 2016

We’re constantly being reminded of the environmental degradation of our planet, but the fast, free, accessible flow of digital...

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