When we look at a maple tree in its autumn glory, or smell an eye-catching rose, or profess admiration for a friend’s lush philodendron, we are rarely as cognizant of the magnificent roots happening right below. “Out of sight, out of mind” is the hard truth for many gardeners, indoors or out, but the wonder of roots should not be overlooked!
If houseplants could yawn, stretch their limbs, and look sleepily around like a bear coming out of hibernation, the end of February would be the time! Days are getting longer, which is noticeable to indoor plants, letting them know it’s time to come out of dormancy. Because you love your plants and are responsible for their little ecosystems, here are some helpful things you can do for them this spring…
If you’re like us, you’ve constantly got gardening on the brain. You commute while thinking about gardening, exercise while thinking about gardening, clean the house while thinking about gardening, and even GARDEN while thinking about gardening! With thousands of topics covered in podcasts (free pre-recorded audio shows) it’s no wonder that there are myriad excellent gardening podcasts for inspired listening while going about your day. If you are new to the world of gardening podcasts, here are some to get you started.
There are many reasons to start seeds indoors, not least of which is a way to cure spring fever! As well as an economical way to garden, you will get to witness the miracle of seed germination and it is a great teaching tool for kids. Our advice is to start with a few types of seeds; going overboard can overwhelm both your energy and your indoor space.
Here on the Front Range in Northern Colorado, winters are getting drier with less snowpack. While this might be a great break for your snow shoveling muscles, your trees and shrubs are susceptible to lasting damage. Low humidity, low soil moisture, and dramatically fluctuating temperatures can wreak havoc on a tree’s state of dormancy. This goes for established trees as well as new plantings. What can you do? Winter water!