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Flower Garden Basics

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...

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 annuals — your one-season...

“When Should I Empty My Flowerpots?”

“When Should I Empty My Flowerpots?”

In the fall, one of the questions that often comes up is: "When should I empty my flowerpots?" There are different schools of thought on when to empty your flowerpots, so I'm going to share several options. That way, you can decide which makes the most sense for you....

Garden Lingo Bingo: Understanding Annuals vs Perennials

Garden Lingo Bingo: Understanding Annuals vs Perennials

As you start to learn more about gardening, you'll likely find yourself playing a game of, "garden lingo bingo." And you will DEFINITELY see the garden terms, "annual" and perennial," somewhere on your bingo card. In this week's tip, you'll get the scoop on: What's an...

Infographic: Key Differences Between Annuals and Perennials

Infographic: Key Differences Between Annuals and Perennials

As you learn how to garden, it's helpful to understand: "What's an annual vs a perennial?" Why? Because most flowers in your western garden will be one or the other. Here are key differences between annuals and perennials, so these types of flowers make more sense....

“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...

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