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Waterwise Gardening in the Intermountain West

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...

What Plants Struggle in Colorado?

What Plants Struggle in Colorado?

I recently got the following question from a gardener who moved here from New England, and I thought, ooooh, that's a good one! "What plants struggle in Colorado?" Here are some popular plants from other parts of the country that are best to skip in Colorado if: You...

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 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...

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