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Waterwise Gardening in the Intermountain West

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—from Denver, to Colorado Springs, to Grand Junction. These flowers bloom in August, September and/or October. These flowers are ideal if...

Pre-Planned Flower Gardens: Waterwise Gardens Without the Overwhelm

Pre-Planned Flower Gardens: Waterwise Gardens Without the Overwhelm

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

Gardening in a Heat Wave: 5 Ways to Garden Smarter, Not Harder

Gardening in a Heat Wave: 5 Ways to Garden Smarter, Not Harder

Many years ago, I cheered on a friend as he ran a local marathon. As my friend began running, he looked like he belonged in a Nike ad: Strong. Healthy. Determined. Just do it, baby! And he set a great pace ... until about mile 16 … … when heat and exhaustion caught...

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 local 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...

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