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Gardening Tips and Tricks

VIDEO: Japanese Beetles In Colorado & How to Control Them

VIDEO: Japanese Beetles In Colorado & How to Control Them

What the heck is turning your plants into lace-y skeletons? If it's late June, July or August in the Front Range of Colorado, Japanese beetles may be to blame. "What do Japanese beetles look like?" you may be wondering. Japanese beetles are metallic green insects with...

“My Flowers Look Sick. What Do I Do??”

“My Flowers Look Sick. What Do I Do??”

There is no perfect gardener, no matter what your neighbor up the street with the pristine landscape wants you to think. So, if you have a flower that looks sick, is struggling or is dying, take heart. It happens to everyone. (Yes, even to your neighbor. Though, she...

“Help! I Can’t Find the Flowers I Want at the Store”

“Help! I Can’t Find the Flowers I Want at the Store”

Can you relate to this email I received? "I get overwhelmed about planting flowers in a garden. I’ll have some ideas for flowers, but when I get to the garden center, they don’t have what I’m looking for, so I end up doing nothing." Thank you for sharing this with me,...

“Hail Destroyed My Garden. What Do I Do Now?”

“Hail Destroyed My Garden. What Do I Do Now?”

In my opinion, there is nothing that will suck the soul from your gardening body like hail You can have your flowers looking SO DARN GOOD ... And after a few minutes of hail, your Instagram-worthy flowers have become a sloppy, shredded mess. Ugh. Mama Nature doesn’t...

“Do Some Plants Do Better in Hail Than Others?”

“Do Some Plants Do Better in Hail Than Others?”

When you live in states like Colorado, Wyoming and Texas, you may not get hail every year, but some years, you’ll get it 2 … 3 … 7 times. (I’m not crying. I have something in my eye.) It’s like playing the lottery, except hail is a prize you DON’T want to win. In this...

How to Protect Flowers From Hail Damage

How to Protect Flowers From Hail Damage

9 ways to prepare for hail to minimize damage to your western garden Hail can leave you wanting to yell, “WHHHHYYYYYYYY?????” to Mama Nature. Sometimes, thunderstorms pop up so suddenly, there's very little that can be done except for cleaning up the damage. But other...

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