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Gardening Tips and Tricks

How to Choose Fall Flowers That Last Longer: 3 Simple Tips

How to Choose Fall Flowers That Last Longer: 3 Simple Tips

When you're strolling through the garden center or dashing into the grocery store and all those pretty flowers are smiling up at you, it's hard not to choose the showiest flowers you see. "Well, helloooooo there." But if you'd like your fall flowers to last longer,...

“Can I Change the Flowers in My Flowerpots for Fall?”

“Can I Change the Flowers in My Flowerpots for Fall?”

I used to think that once you planted your flowerpots, that was it. Your flower babies were in there for the long haul. But I’ve come to appreciate that you can swap out the flowers in your pots. It's like changing your wardrobe for the seasons. If you want to change...

“How Can You Tell If a Perennial Is ‘Marginally Hardy?'”

“How Can You Tell If a Perennial Is ‘Marginally Hardy?'”

It was a winter week to make a gardener shudder. In February 2021, an arctic blast covered the western United States like a frosty ice pack from the kitchen freezer. Where I live in Colorado, the high temperature for several days was a not-so-balmy zero degrees. The...

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...

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