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From Flower Gardening Made Easy

In the early fall garden, the air is cooler and fresher – what a relief this is if you get a lot of high humidity over the summer!

But, sadly, the days are getting shorter and the first frost is looming. Still, if you’ve planned your garden well, you have late-blooming perennials such as sedums, asters, mums, and ornamental grasses to enjoy.

And in northern areas, gorgeous fall colors are on the way. As the season winds up, there’s plenty to do in garden.

Early fall garden jobs: In the yard

early fall garden guide

Watering: One important job in the early fall garden is to continue to water your plants, especially your evergreens and trees and shrubs if it isn’t raining enough. Read More→

Colleen Smith, a writer for the Denver Flower and Gardening Examiner, wrote this article in February. I just came across it, really liked it and thought I would share it with those of you who need advice for bringing your houseplants out for the summer. I know it is already August but we still have some strong sunshine left

We’re almost to our last frost date in Denver. The date varies from roughly 5 May to 15 May, give or take a day. Springtime in the Rockies remains quite unpredictable; and here on the high plains, we dread drought and keep an eye on thermometers just in case a last blast of Old Man Winter arrives in the Mile High City. It’s been known to happen, and it’s not pretty.

by Roger Vernon

Bamboo is an excellent, exotic and fun addition to ant garden and is one of the best office plants. It is a versatile choice for a variety of purposes in any yard or garden. It grows rapidly and requires little maintenance. This article gives insights to caring for bamboo.

Where Does Bamboo Grow?

When many people think of bamboo, images of overgrown swamps and jungles come to mind. But this versatile plant has many varieties and can add an exotic flair to almost any area. Read More→

I found this wonderful article on gardening for kids by Melissa and it was on a Canadian gardening site called The Garden Post.

IMG_6780 I have grown to love gardening . Not only is it relaxing and rewarding, but it is also a great learning tool for children. My boys have grown to love our garden as much (or even more) than I do. I think it is a good lesson for them to learn to care and take responsibility of maintaining a garden. It also helps them understand where their food comes from, and can help them try new foods (and have fun in the kitchen!)

However, I know that all plants are not created equal and therefore are harder than others. So, here is a list of 3 types of plants that should be easy to grow for kids (and beginners): Read More→

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Tips on Urban Gardening

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This is the best article on urban gardening that I have seen on urban gardening.  It was written by Marie Iannotti, an about.com guide.

Just because you live in a city doesn’t mean you don’t love and long for plants. Not everyone can have a full blown garden, but with some creativity, you can bring the garden to the city. Whatever size space you are working with, the following urban gardening ideas can put your green thumb to work.

Blooming City Window BoxPhoto: ©Marie Iannotti
1. Are you ready for an urban garden?

There’s nothing unusual about urban gardening – gardeners will find a spot to plant some seeds just about anywhere and city dwellers are some of the most creative. However there are some considerations that urban gardeners have to take into account, like hauling water and radient heat from so much concrete. Here’s a look at questions, concerns and challenges facing the urban gardener. Read More→

Gardeners, both new and experienced, love annuals. Their vibrant colors carry us from Spring to Fall. However, there are so many annuals that it is not only hard to choose which ones to plant but also which ones will flourish in your garden.

I came across this interesting article written by Kathy Van Mullekom for The Daily Press. It answers many questions we have about annuals while providing a good overview of what are types available. I thought I would share it with you. Read More→

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