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Gardening Tips and Tricks

Is It Better to Empty Your Flowerpots in the Spring or Fall?

Is It Better to Empty Your Flowerpots in the Spring or Fall?

I used to leave everything in my flowerpots until spring. The whole shebang. Dead flowers, old potting soil, all of it. And for a few years, everything was fine. But then, I lost a few flowerpots to cracking. (Ugh.) I also learned about some pesty insects that like to...

What to Do With Old Potting Soil (the Dirt From Your Pots)

What to Do With Old Potting Soil (the Dirt From Your Pots)

What can you do with the dirt in your pots after your flowers have died? Good news! You have a few options for what to do with old potting soil. Let's assume, for a sec, that your plants were healthy at the end of the season. If yes... Here are 4 things to do with old...

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...

Pre-Planned Gardens for Colorado: Beautiful Gardens for Less Work

Pre-Planned Gardens for Colorado: Beautiful Gardens for Less Work

Buying flowers for Colorado gardens can feel like a lot of work. Especially when you live in the semi-arid, gotta-have-some-moxie West—like Colorado! This isn’t a place where you a dig a few holes, plop in some flowers and watch them grow into a lush jungle. Nope, our...

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