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Right light important in winterizing geraniums

By Dennis Hill

I had several geraniums that I usually toss, but decided to save through the winter and try to replant next spring. I have them on a table in a room with a large window and lots of indirect sunshine. How should I care for them? Do I water them ...


Make your (cleaning) list, check it twice

By Erin McIntyre

It’s beginning to smell a lot like the holidays at our house. And I’m not talking about a festive potpourri of pinecones with a few stale cinnamon sticks thrown into the mix. Or smelly candles with names such as “autumn ...


Getting rid of fungus gnats in the household

By Dennis Hill

I have little black bugs flying around in my house. I am sure they are coming from my houseplants. Would you please tell me what would be a good product to spray on my plants to prevent this? Do you think they would be coming from my violets ...


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Meet Audrey III, our sourdough culture

By Erin McIntyre

I have a new pet. No, it’s not a chicken. Or other urban livestock, though I have been tempted. After all, chickens are the gateway livestock, and I’ve been eyeing goats and miniature cows. This new pet lives on our counter in ...


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Mums send garden season out with a bang

By Erin McIntyre

Chrysanthemums always remind me of my wedding day. I know most brides probably think of roses, but Hubby and I decided to get married in October, our favorite month of the year, to avoid the spring wedding insanity. This left us with fewer ...


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Emerald ash borer has made its way to Colorado

By Erin McIntyre

Yes, it’s true. Enemy No. 1 in the tree world is living here in Colorado. Officials confirmed that the emerald ash borer, the most destructive pest to enter our state in recent years, was found near Boulder at the end of ...


Ash trees great, but keep borer

By Dennis Hill

A year ago, our Russian olive tree blew over. We are finally ready to replace it. We have friends who have a Patmore ash and are pleased with it, so we are seriously considering one. Could you send us your thoughts, positive and negative. Is ...


Water tip, Oct. 26, 2013

By Staff

WATER TIP Lawn sprinkler winterization — When winterizing sprinkler systems, if you have a backflow preventer, don’t forget to prepare it for winter as well. These devices could have several different components that if frozen ...


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September Yard of the Month

By Staff

Mother Nature makes it easy to end gardening season, prep for next year

By Erin McIntyre

It’s time to say goodbye again to most of the garden. Just after the boom of tomatoes hits, it’s pretty much over. When the first biting frosts leave their droopy, shriveled evidence in the crisp autumn morning, it’s probably ...


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