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Flower Garden Basics

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...

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....

How Frosts and Freezes Affect Your Flowers

How Frosts and Freezes Affect Your Flowers

When I was first learning how to garden... I used to think that 32 degrees was the temperature I needed to keep an eye on for my flower plants. 32 degrees is when water freezes, so that must be the point when my flowers will freeze too, right? But over time, I've...

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