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Colorado Gardener is an independently owned, creatively designed tabloid-size gardening newsmagazine, publishing since 1997. We provide our readers with the ideas, information, resources, inspiration and sense of humor needed to grow ornamental and edible plants successfully in our fast changing, unpredictable climate. We emphasize waterwise and environmentally sound practices. 

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COLORADO GARDENER ARCHIVES

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Early Spring 2021

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

 

Biomimicry

Dirt as Mulch

Long Keepers

How Plants Drink

Don & Lynn Ireland

7 Natives from Seed

Plants for Dry Shade

Pruning & Care of Young Trees

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Early Spring 2020

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

 

Trees that Speak

 

Four Thieves Vinegar

 

Allergy Trees

 

Why Plants Make Us Sneeze

 

Derice Pfefferkorn

 

Grow Broccoli

 

Control Weeds without Poisons

Earliest Spring Flowers

Early Spring 2019

Early Spring 2019

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

 

Snow Iris

 

Repurposing a Garden

 

Quinoa Greens & Seeds

 

Food Gardening on the Mountain

 

Insect-Inspired Inventions

 

Adding to the Ark at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

May 2018

May 2018

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

 

Rob Proctor

 

8 Easy Edibles

 

Regis Arboretum

 

Grow Better Birdseed

 

Prickly Pear Nasturtiums

 

Ground Covers

 

Classic Herb Combos

 

Exotic Tomatoes

 

Insect Armageddon

Harvest 2017

Harvest 2017

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Nuts

 

Pumpkins

 

Beatrix Potter

 

Tomatoes

 

Hummingbird Haven

 

Recycling Succulents

 

No Irrigation Gardening

April 2017

April 2017

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Steppes

 

Brassicas

 

Piñon Pines

 

Suburbitat

 

Wild Columbines

 

Grapes on the Front Range

 

Plant/Bug Conversations

Summer 2016

Summer 2016

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Moths

 

Nectar Plants

 

Mushroom Projects

 

How to Plant a Tree

 

Growing Colorado Kids

 

Fragrant Climbing Roses

Education Issue 2016

Education Issue 2016

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Another "Silent Spring?"

 

Geothermal Greenhouses

 

Cherry Trees

 

Galls

 

Starting Seeds

 

Winter/Early Spring Calendar

May 2015

May 2015

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Edible Natives

 

Ornamental Grasses

Pruning Stressed Trees

 

Grow Veggies in the Shade

Iris

 

Weeds

Jumping Spiders

 

Butterflys Disappearing

Harvest 2014

Harvest 2014

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Free Seed

 

29-Year Old Xeriscape

 

Harvest Tips

 

Metamorphosis Mysteries

 

Create a Winter Wildlife Refuge 

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April 2014

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Espalier

 

Snowdrops

Trough Gardening

 

Bold, Beautiful Natives

Why New Veggie Gardeners

Sometimes Fail (through no fault of their own)

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Summer 2013

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Xeric Gems

 

Fairy Gardens

Summer and Winter Squash

 

Make $ From Your Garden

Andy Hough’s Fruit Research

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2013 Education Issue

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Plant Awareness

 

Our New Marijuana Law

Better Yields with Saved Seeds

 

Helping Plants Beat the Heat

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May 2012

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Permaculture

 

Insect Deceit

Edible Flowers

 

Xeric Perennials

Growing Native Oaks

 

Zia Parker & Willow Way Herbs

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Harvest 2011

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Agave

 

Rose of Sharon

Cafe Botanique

 

Season Extenders

Honeybee Update

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April 2011

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

"Arborland"

 

Nitrogen

Pruning Grapes

 

Plants for Dry Shade

Asparagus and Rhubarb

 

Establishing New Plants

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Summer 2010

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Hail

 

Bee Plants

Raspberries

 

Ross Shrigley

Beneficial Bugs

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Educational Supplement 2010

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Appreciate Your Seeds!

 

Orchids

A Green Roof Thrives

 

Plant More Natives

Harvest 2020

Harvest 2020

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

 

Gourmet Mushroom Kits

 

Plastic Eating Mushrooms

 

Native Trees from Seed

 

Plant Hormones:
Messengers of Change

 

Gail Felzien's High Plains
Experiment Station

 

Ditchweeds, Wildflowers
& Native Forbs

Harvest 2019

Harvest 2019

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

 

Cucuzza

 

Goji Berry

 

Black Widows

 

Fritillaria

 

Native Shrubs

 

Bokashi Underground

 

9 Ways to Preserve Your Harvest

Harvest 2018

Harvest 2018

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

 

Snow Iris

 

Repurposing a Garden

 

Quinoa Greens & Seeds

 

Food Gardening on the Mountain

 

Insect-Inspired Inventions

 

Adding to the Ark at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

April 2018

April 2018

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

 

Chatfield Farms

 

Bigtooth Maple

 

Easy Compost Building

 

Fireweed

 

Big Bug Hunt

 

Ruby Hill Tiny Farm

 

Best of the Best 2018

 

Timing & Light in Garden Photography

Summer 2017

Harvest 2017

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Nuts

 

Pumpkins

 

Beatrix Potter

 

Tomatoes

 

Hummingbird Haven

 

Recycling Succulents

 

No Irrigation Gardening

Education Issue 2017

Education Issue 2017

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Benefits of Natives

 

Winter Annuals

 

N2O

 

Welby Gardens

 

Seed Sowing 101

 

Specialty Nurseries

May 2016

Summer 2016

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Milkweeds

 

Strawberries

 

Butterfly Gardens

 

Gardening with Men

 

Hospital Food Gets Fresher in CO Springs

 

Rain Gardens & Xeriscape

Harvest 2015

Harvest 2015

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Another "Silent Spring?"

 

Geothermal Greenhouses

 

Cherry Trees

 

Galls

 

Starting Seeds

 

Winter/Early Spring Calendar

April 2015

April 2015

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Pears

 

Lewisia

Wwoofers

Native Shrubs

Synthetic Biology

 

African DogTooth Grass

Natural Agriculture in Crestone

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Summer 2014

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

No Strain Gardening

 

8 Great Pots- and Why

 

New Waterlily Competition

 

Raising a Family of Gardeners

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Colorado Gardener 2014 Education Issue

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Mantids

 

Time to Sow

The Bean Acre

 

For Peat's Sake

Emerald Ashe Border

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May 2013

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Roly Polys

 

Gooseberries

Wildlife Feats

 

Roots Beans

Garden Remodel

 

Dwarf Bearded Iris

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Harvest 2012

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Hops

 

Silver Plants

Seed Strategies

 

Master Gardeners

Excelsior Gardens

 

Permaculture Sites

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April 2012

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Lavenders

 

Fava Beans

Insect Antennae

 

GMO’s & Food Safety

Ann & Dick Bartlett’s Gardens

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Summer 2011

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Hawkmoths

 

Lawns to Meadows

Riverside Cemetery

 

Firewise Landscaping

Trinidad History Gardens

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2011 Education Supplement

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Buffaloberry

 

Bee-Killing Pesticides

Seeds of Sustainability

 

Transpiration

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May 2010

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Pikes Peak

 

Urban Gardens

Leaf Botany

 

Mushrooms

Plant A Row

 

Beans

Late Spring 2020

Late Spring 2020

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Eriogonums

 

Finding Food

 

Rooftop Gardens

 

Crop Mobster

 

Kelly Grummons

 

Regenerative Gardening

 

The Viral Life of Plants

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Late Spring 2019

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

 

Cucuzza

 

Goji Berry

 

Black Widows

 

Fritillaria

 

Native Shrubs

 

Bokashi Underground

 

9 Ways to Preserve Your Harvest

June 2018

June 2018

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

 

Tulsi

 

Amaranth

Kim Gravestock's

 

Garden Plants & their Pollinators

 

Oenotheras Herbs for Dogs

 

Build a Cold Storage

 

Unit Don't Blame

Goldenrod for Allergies

Education Issue 2018

Education Issue 2018

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Green Roofs

 

Learning Seeds

 

Open Source Seed Initiative

 

Colorado Gardening 101

 

Feed the Soil, Not the Plants

 

Winter/Early Spring Calendar

May 2017

May 2017

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Salvias

 

Mesclun

 

Mike Kintgen

 

Birds

 

Night Bloomers

 

Pollinator Drones

 

The Sunflower Ecosystem

Harvest 2016

Harvest 2016

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Alliums

 

Free Seeds

 

Mushroom Season

 

Supporting Trees

 

The Dirkse Sisters' Urban Homestead

April 2016

April 2016

Online Edition »

Editor's Letter »

ARTICLES:

Beets

 

Natives

 

Good Seed

 

Small Shrubs

 

Street Gardens

 

Panayoti's Olympic Trip to Turkey

 

Plant Profiles

 

Blue Ribbon Vegetables

 

Ballooning Spiders

Summer 2015

Summer 2015

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Garden Railroads

 

Cottage Foods Act

 

Mt Garden Veggies

 

Jan DeVore’s Fort Collins Garden

 

Roses

 

Comfrey

 

Bees & Wasps

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Education Issue 2015

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Calendar of Gardening Classes, Workshops, Events

 

Sourcing Our Seeds

 

Respecting Your Hicks: Western Slope Natives

 

Six-Legged Strategies for Surviving Winter

Japanese Beetle is Here

 

First Tiny Farm Breaks Ground

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May 2014

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Pathways

Hugelkulture

Colorado Apples

 

Get a Jump on Weeds

12 Reasons to Grow Organic

 

Anne Clark: Low Water Natives

Gardening in the San Luis Valley

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Colorado Gardener Harvest 2013 Issue

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Elderberry

 

Comb Honey

Glass Gem Corn

 

La Veta Garden Wizard

Garden Subtraction & Division

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April 2013

Online Edition »

ARTICLES:

Hemp Mulch

 

Rock Gardening

Companion Planting

 

Chickens & Other Fowl

Holly Flineau’s Sloan’s Lake Garden

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Summer 2012

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Herbs

 

Apricots

Tomatoes

 

Aquaponics

Children’s Gardens

 

Cactus Companions

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2012 Education Edition

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

New CSA Models

 

Horticulture Trends

Biological Farming & Gardening

Calendar of Classes, Workshops, Symposiums, Events

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May 2011

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Living Walls

 

Meet the Voles

Scrumptious Spuds

 

PlantSelect Choices

Uses for Common Weeds

 

Estes Park Natives Garden

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Harvest 2010

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Perennial Bulbs

 

School Gardens

Save Your Seeds!

 

Easy Food Preserving

Maples

 

Kathi Taylor's Loveland Garden

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April 2010

Online Edition
(no longer available)

ARTICLES:

Natives in Gardens

 

Legal Water Harvesting

Veggies for Mt. Gardens

 

Plant Exploration in the Altai

Gardening Without Chemicals