Category Archives: Colorado garden

Early August in the Garden

Echinacea tennesseensis is looking good! We have so many mushrooms growing in the shady grassy areas, I think I could make my own mushroom compost! This bumblebee was only one of many buzzing around the ‘Kent Beauty’ Oregano. Russian sage and Mexican hat are … Continue reading

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Hail, NO!

We’ve had quite a few questions on our Facebook page about hail damage, and what to do with plants that have been broken or shredded by hail. I know gardeners all along the Front Range have had to deal with … Continue reading

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In the Garden this Morning

This guy has been hanging around, nibbling on the Harison’s Yellow Rose in the garden. Luckily that rose is vigorous enough it can handle a little nibbling. The two lavenders in the picture below,  ‘Royal Velvet’ and Lavandula nana alba, … Continue reading

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Lesser Goldfinch

We spent much of yesterday getting ready for hail that never came.  How do you get ready for hail? In the nursery we moved all the plants that we could under poly or into the shade houses. In the garden … Continue reading

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June–New Hours and New Plants

Happy June! This month we’re open every Wednesday through Saturday, 9-5. Today, on our first day off in over 31 days, we took pictures of plants! On the road to the nursery, many wildflowers are blooming. It’s been a  long … Continue reading

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When is it safe to plant tomatoes?

After spending hours moving hundreds….maybe thousands….of plants yesterday, to protect them from the predicted lows of 24 F. tonight (May 12!) I feel like many of you might feel: NEVER!  And “safe” is a relative term.  I do have a … Continue reading

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Inspiration at the Gardens

The rock garden plant sale at Denver Botanic Gardens was a great success! And, as a bonus, we got to see lots of our favorite people there. We took a walk around the gardens, too, and it was so gorgeous. … Continue reading

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Weird New Sedum

We’ve had this sedum, Sedum booleanum, for three or four years, and this is the first time it’s bloomed. The flowers are an unusual color for sedum–orange-red.  Many sedums come from Europe, but this is a North American native, found … Continue reading

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Much Needed Moisture

All my drought stricken friends in the West know how important precipitation is this year.  We’re so grateful for the rain and snow yesterday afternoon and last night.  The total here  was 1.4″ of precipitation, 8″ of snow.  Our gardens … Continue reading

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Mid February Garden and Greenhouse Tour

I’m not sure about you, but when the temperatures warm into the 60′s after the frigid weather we had last week, I have to get outside and enjoy the day.  I know, I know, we have lots of winter left, … Continue reading

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