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Flower Garden Basics

6 Ways to Protect Your Flowers From Frosts and Freezes

6 Ways to Protect Your Flowers From Frosts and Freezes

You know you've entered the "joys of western gardening club" when ... It feels like summer one day... and the next day you're bracing yourself for frosts, freezes and snow. (I'm not crying. I have something in my eye.) If you'd like your summer annuals — your...

“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...

What Is a Plant Hardiness Zone? (And How to Find YOUR Zone)

What Is a Plant Hardiness Zone? (And How to Find YOUR Zone)

When you buy a flower plant... You may notice a strange phrase on the plant tag that says: "Hardiness zones" or "Zones." If you're wondering, "What is a plant hardiness zone? What does that mean?", you're in the right place. At its most basic, a plant hardiness zone...

What Plant Hardiness Zone Is Colorado?

What Plant Hardiness Zone Is Colorado?

Colorado has 5 plant hardiness zones: 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3. If you're new to plant hardiness zones, they tell you whether your flower plants are likely to survive the coldest winter temperatures that are expected in your area and come back next year. (For the full scoop...

“Hardening” Flowers: How to Get Flowers Ready to Plant Outside

“Hardening” Flowers: How to Get Flowers Ready to Plant Outside

You’re at the store this spring, and colorful flowers catch your eye. It’s natural to want to drive straight home and plant them. Bring on the curb appeal! But hold up... Before you plant your flowers, it's a good idea to help them adjust to outdoor conditions first....

“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 gardener... I would say it's worth finding pretty flower pots. 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 do you choose?...

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...

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