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Best Flowers for Colorado, Utah & Similar States

5 Popular Ornamental Grasses for a Prettier Winter Garden

5 Popular Ornamental Grasses for a Prettier Winter Garden

Put your hand up if want a pretty winter garden! In my last tip, we chatted about how ornamental grasses can make your winter garden look good. Ornamental grasses add "winter interest," and they're easy to grow. (Yesss!) But how are you supposed to know which grasses...

Popular Spring Flowers for Western States… You Plant in the Fall

Popular Spring Flowers for Western States… You Plant in the Fall

It may seem like a strange time to chat about spring flowers... ... when we have pumpkins and Halloween decorations appearing outside the grocery stores. But if you're interested in growing spring flowers... Autumn is the ideal time to plant spring bulbs in most parts...

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): An Easy-to-Grow Flower for Late Summer

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): An Easy-to-Grow Flower for Late Summer

Looking for an easy-to-grow flower that gives you big, pretty color in the late summer? I'd like to introduce you to Black-Eyed Susan (officially, Rudbeckia — Rude-bek-ee-uh). It also goes by the name: Gloriosa Daisy. There are MANY reasons to love this flower. In...

“Where Can I Learn About Waterwise Flower Gardening?”

“Where Can I Learn About Waterwise Flower Gardening?”

If you've been wondering, "Where can I learn about waterwise flower gardening?", you're in the right place. It's dry in the West, which means we need to be strategic about the flowers we grow in our gardens. Where I live in Colorado, we're lucky if we get 14" of...

“Do Some Plants Do Better in Hail Than Others?”

“Do Some Plants Do Better in Hail Than Others?”

When you live in states like Colorado, Wyoming and Texas, you may not get hail every year, but some years, you’ll get it 2 … 3 … 7 times. (I’m not crying. I have something in my eye.) It’s like playing the lottery, except hail is a prize you DON’T want to win. In this...

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