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Lantana: A Heat-Tolerant Flower for Pots and Summer Gardens

Lantana: A Heat-Tolerant Flower for Pots and Summer Gardens

This cutie is known as Lantana This colorful flower reminds me of a delicious bowl of sherbet. It isn’t a flower you want to eat, though — no matter how yummy it looks.  🙂 It's actually a little poisonous. Be careful where you plant it if you have wee ones or dogs....

How to Protect Flowers From Hail Damage

How to Protect Flowers From Hail Damage

9 ways to prepare for hail to minimize damage to your western garden Hail can leave you wanting to yell, “WHHHHYYYYYYYY?????” to Mama Nature. But thankfully, you have options for how to protect flowers from hail. With a little planning, you can reduce hail damage and...

“Hail Destroyed My Garden. What Do I Do Now?”

“Hail Destroyed My Garden. What Do I Do Now?”

In my opinion, there is nothing that will suck the soul from your gardening body like hail You can have your flowers looking SO DARN GOOD ... And after a few minutes of hail, your Instagram-worthy flowers have become a sloppy, shredded mess. Ugh. Mama Nature doesn’t...

Where to Buy Flower Plants (That Last) for Your Western Garden

Where to Buy Flower Plants (That Last) for Your Western Garden

Buying flower plants at your local home improvement store is definitely convenient. But did you know you have other options on where to buy flowers for your garden in western states like Colorado, Utah and Wyoming? Let's say you'd like to find unusual flowers in...

“Why Should I Plant Flower Pots This Summer?”

“Why Should I Plant Flower Pots This Summer?”

If you’re wondering, "Why should I plant flower pots this summer?", here are 8 reasons to dig into this awesome hobby in 2021. #1: Planting flowers reduces stress and makes you feel better. Studies show that getting out in nature calms us and makes us feel better....

“Should I Buy Big or Small Flower Pots?”

“Should I Buy Big or Small Flower Pots?”

If I could go back in time and tell myself one thing as a new (container) gardener... I would say, it's worth finding a pretty flower pot. They're like a good pair of shoes or a nice piece of jewelry. They can really elevate the look of your container garden. But how...

Pansies: A Colorful Flower for Your Spring Flowerpots

Pansies: A Colorful Flower for Your Spring Flowerpots

Are you feeling adventurous this spring? Want to add a splash of color to your flowerpots? Get to know pansies! They're an early spring flower you can plant to add a BIG pop of color to your Colorado garden — especially if you're ready to kiss winter goodbye. You may...

3 Garden Supplies to Shop for in March (Yep, March!)

3 Garden Supplies to Shop for in March (Yep, March!)

I’ve been feeling conflicted about sharing this week’s gardening tip I firmly believe that you do not need a lot of stuff to be a successful gardener. When I moved into my home, I was fortunate to inherit a few, basic gardening supplies from the previous owner. She...

“But I Don’t Have a Green Thumb”

“But I Don’t Have a Green Thumb”

Does this sound like you? “I’d like to grow flowers that are as pretty as my neighbors' flowers, but I don’t have a green thumb.” “My flowers look great when I buy them, but then a few weeks go by and they don’t look so good. They just don’t last that long.” “I water...

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