Fall Bulb Planting 101

Nothing is more satisfying than planting dormant brown bulbs in autumn and seeing them emerge in late winter or early spring with fresh green shoots and glowing flowers. In Colorado, where winters can seem everlasting, it gives us hope for spring to see delicate tulip and daffodils poking through those late winter snows. Planting bulbs […]

Early Spring Planting

Spring is in the air! You can’t help wanting to join the birds outside and start planting your garden. It is possible to start planting well before the last frost date, even in Colorado! There are a number of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that you can plant outside…some of which even prefer the cooler temps […]

September and October Garden Checklist for Northern Colorado

Download this article as a PDF We’ve wiped the sweat from our brow and now stand in a, hopefully, cooler sunshine! Yeah! Autumn has arrived. GENERAL GARDEN CARE There’s no need to fertilize any longer. It would be like having a cup of coffee just before you turned in for the night. Late season fertilizing […]

May and June Garden Checklist for Northern Colorado

Download this article as a PDF May is the month that our garden senses really start to warm up. We can hardly wait for the moment to view our garden fully planted! Of course, Mother’s Day weekend and the average last date of frost for Northern Colorado fall closely together around May 15. As we […]

Dividing and Storing Bulbs

Divide in Fall at planting time For best results, divide only when crowded Most bulblets will not bloom the first year, Iris need a new ‘eye’ to bloom Care of Spring Bulbs Harvest: after the leaves have died or first frost, except for Tuberous Begonias.Do not bruise or scrape when digging the bulbs.Leave the soil on […]

When to Plant Your Bulbs

Fall Bulbs: planted in the Fall (Sept. & Oct.) because they need a cold treatment to bloom. *they bloom mostly in the Spring. Spring Bulbs: planted in the Spring, not winter hardy, bloom in the Summer. Indoor Bulbs: plant in Winter/early Spring; Paper White Narcissus, Amaryllis. PLANTING BULBS TIPS Plant with bulb food or bone meal Keep away slugs and other […]

Types of Bulbs

Generally speaking the “Bulb” is used to define many plant forms such as corms, tubers, rhizomes, and tuberous roots. True bulbs contain next year’s plant where as corms, tubers, and rhizomes are actually modified stems. All bulbs should be planted with their tips up. TRUE BULB Nearly half of the general listed bulbs in the A-Z […]

Rabbit Resistant Plants for Northern Colorado

Please note that all animals will eat anything and everything if they are hungry!Rabbits occasionally find the following plants less tasty: Annuals African daisy Ageratum Amethyst flower Brachycome California Poppy Cleome Dahlia Four O’clocks Gaillardia Gazania Geranium Lantana Marigold Mexican Sunflower Morning Glory Salvia Sedum Snapdragons Sunflower Verbena Vinca Wax Begonia Zinnia Bulbs Allium Crocus […]

Grow Your Own Potatoes!

Growing your own potatoes may seem daunting but it takes less space and energy than you think. Enjoy a rainbow of potatoes that you won’t find at the grocery store and as we all know, homegrown produce can’t be beat for taste! When to plant:You can begin to plant your potatoes when the ground becomes […]