hocolate truffles are a delicious treat any day of the year and an especially sweet gift on Valentine’s day. Chocolate truffles are made of a mixture of chocolate and cream that is melted together, that is then rolled into balls. The most traditional type of chocolate truffle is rolled in cocoa powder, but truffles can be covered with a layer of chocolate, rolled in nuts, shredded coconut or even dusted with confectioners’ sugar before serving. The outer coating simply makes the ultra-creamy truffle easier to pick up, although the journey from hand to mouth is usually a short one when chocolate truffles are concerned!
Houseplant propagation is an inexpensive and easy way to get new plants from plants you already have. If you have seen a beautiful plant at your friend’s home, or want to share grandma’s Christmas cactus, here are some easy instructions on how to do it. Unlike seed, cutting and division of plants will result in an identical plant that will reproduce the same beautiful flowers, leaf structure, etc. that attracted you in the first place. So wish no more, that plant could be yours!
January is the hardest time of year for Colorado gardeners. Many a snowy day is spent just waiting for the sprigs of green to start popping up. It is when you enter what we call Dream Mode. New plant catalogs begin to arrive in the mail and you leaf through the beautiful pictures and dream about next year’s garden. Maybe you will even make a plan or two.
ith all the different types of perennials, choosing the perfect one can be difficult, especially if you are new to gardening! To simplify matters, we have compiled a list of the top 10 perennials to grow in your Colorado garden!