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Flower Garden Basics

“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....

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...

“Where Can I Learn About Waterwise Flower Gardening?”

“Where Can I Learn About Waterwise Flower Gardening?”

Where I live in Colorado, we're lucky if we get 14" of moisture per year Depending on where you live, you may get even less! Just to put that in perspective, Seattle and Chicago get close to 40" of moisture per year. Boston gets about 44" per year. And Atlanta and...

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 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...

“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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