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Starting your own herb garden may seem like a big task, but with the help of these 5 easy tips and tricks, you will be able to grow your favorite fresh herbs right in your home. Since many of us have been spending a lot more time inside, this is the perfect opportunity to begin a new hobby like gardening. 

 

Choose your favorite herbs.

What's new?

- 25% off B&B Trees 

- 35% off Grasses 

- 15% off Jirdon's Lawn Fertilizer 

- 20% off Hi-Yield 

-20% off all fountains & specialty evergreens

-30% off all perennials, shrubs, vines, and small fruits

Wildflowers are ideal for a more natural, less formal appearance. A planting of wildflowers will become a complex, interactive plant community, not just a collection of individual plants. You may choose to model wildflower plantings after surrounding native-plant communities or use wildflowers to provide bold splashes of color. 

The term “wildflower” does not necessarily imply that such plants are native to our area. Rather, it refers to an overall “look” or “feel” of an informal planting. Many plants in wildflower seed mixes are not native to Colorado. 

Do you know which plants are poisonous to your dog, cat, or other pet? Keep your fuzzy
friends safe! Here is a list of the more common plants and flowers that may be dangerous for
your pet.

We all enjoy our flowering plants. However, pet owners need to be aware that some plants
are toxic if their animal has a hankering to eat them!

Composting Yard Waste

by C.R. Wilson and J.R. Feucht 

 

All yards produce waste from pruning, lawn mowing, and other routine plant care activities. Composting is a way to reduce the volume of organic wastes and return them to the soil to benefit growing plants. 

Is something eating your roses? Or maybe your grapes? Or your apple trees? Is your grass yellowing? Chances are, it's a Japanese Beetle. These beetles are very showy- bright greens, purples, browns, and very shiny. They also like to hang out in clusters together. 

 

Life Cycle:

Japanese Beetles have a one-year life cycle. In that one year, they can do quite a bit of damage. They start as larvae living in the roots of grasses, feeding on their roots until around June when adult beetles emerge. 

When we think pollinators, we often think of bees. But, did you know that there are over 200,000 species of animals and insects that aid the pollination process ranging from bees to butterflies, bats to mice? Keeping gardens and outdoor landscapes as pollinator-friendly spaces is essential to maintaining healthy, happy plants. 

Did you know?

- A Colorado native shrub can be described as existing in Colorado prior to European settlement.

- Native plant communities make Colorado visually distinct from the eastern, southern, or western United States.

- Native plant gardens are wildlife habitats and each plant contributes to the biodiversity of the state.

- Landscaping with natives on a large or small scale can maintain biodiversity that otherwise would be lost to development.

 

Plants, animals, and bugs interact with each other in nature in a harmonious way.  Understanding some of these "secrets" helps to make gardening more pleasant and fun.  Let the plants do the work not you!

 

PLANT DETERS THE FOLLOWING
Basil

Flies, Mosquitos

Though our growing conditions can be challenging at times,  a wide variety of fruit can be grown here with a minimum amount of care.  One of my favorites is Currant (Ribes species).  I love growing them in my home garden because they are not readily available in the supermarkets.  They are full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. 

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