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Gardening for Pollinators

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...

9 of the Best Flowers for Late Summer in Colorado

9 of the Best Flowers for Late Summer in Colorado

Want to add a splash of color to a late summer garden? Below, you’ll find some of the best flowers for late summer in Colorado—whether you live in places like Denver, Colorado Springs or Grand Junction. These flowers bloom in August, September and/or October. These...

Creating a Native Pollinator Garden in Colorado

Creating a Native Pollinator Garden in Colorado

I recently had a chance to meet Ann Winslow. (Yep, another Ann!) She’s a gardener who spent time creating a native pollinator garden in her Colorado yard during the Covid shutdown in 2020. She wanted to attract more pollinators—like local bees and hummingbirds—to her...

Why Bees and Butterflies Are Like Puppies and Kittens

Why Bees and Butterflies Are Like Puppies and Kittens

Have you ever gotten a puppy or kitten? Chances are, you did a few things to get your home ready: Bought special food... Stocked up on toys... Rolled up rugs... Shut bathroom doors, so Buddy (or Mittens) didn’t turn your toilet paper rolls into New Year’s Eve...

“What’s Making Round Holes in My Plant Leaves?”

“What’s Making Round Holes in My Plant Leaves?”

Let's say you’ve noticed some strange, round holes in your plant leaves. These circular holes have fairly smooth edges. (They aren’t jagged.) It almost looks like someone took an office hole punch and punched circles along the edges of your leaves. What’s making these...

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