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Rhododendrons can be planted here, but it will take some work

By Dennis Hill

Will rhododendrons grow in the Grand Valley? — David Rhododendrons will grow here, but not without some preparation and ongoing maintenance. Some rhododendrons aren’t winter hardy for us, but there’s a group called the H-1 ...


No longer an ‘it,’ Little Jerry is Little Geri!

By Erin McIntyre

It’s a GIRL! I feel like hanging some balloons on the mailbox and crocheting a tiny pink blankie. Yes, the much-anticipated reveal of our chicken’s gender happened a mere 165 days into our grand experiment with backyard poultry ...

New Mexico privet can give privacy to your yard

By Dennis Hill

I’m planning ahead and want to put in a privacy hedge of New Mexico privet. I would like it to be dense and plan to let it grow naturally and unpruned. How far apart should I space the plants? — Joseph Actually, the answer to ...

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

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