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  • Corn maze path
    Building a scary garden corn maze and more
    The 1984 movie, “Children of the Corn” had children and adults all across the nation fearing innocent corn fields. Inspired by the original film and the remake, farmers often transform corn fields into frightening mazes at harvest time...
  • Garden Rose
    Summer gifts from the garden
    Summer is a busy season for gardeners. Gardens are thriving. Summer birthdays are coming up as quickly as the garden vegetables. Time is not something gardeners have a lot of. Gifts from the garden allow gardeners to keep gardening while they shop...
  • Grasshopper on grass stem
    Solar tea as a grasshopper pesticide for the Denver garden
    Grasshopper season comes to Denver every fall. Natural pesticides are the best way to deal with these hopping garden-eating critters. Spicy solar tea made from hot peppers, onion and garlic will have them hopping away from your garden and looking...
  • Aphids feeding on fennel
    Inexpensive homemade pesticides for your garden
    Looking for garden pesticides that won't devastate the environment? Can't afford pricey commercial sprays? Luckily, there are homemade alternatives that work just as well or better than the expensive brands. Why not try one or all of these...
  • Community Gardens
    Landscape mulches
    There are many good reasons to use mulch in your landscaping, but choosing the right mulch is just as important.Using mulch is beneficial to plants as it conserves soil moisture, reduces weed growth, and if an organic mulch, eventually decomposes...
  • plants in combo
    Ready, set, grow on Memorial weekend
    All across the country gardeners will be out in full force this weekend. For zone 5-6 gardeners Memorial weekend is THE weekend to plant. They’ll be planting vegetable gardens, filling porch pots and hanging baskets of flowers. Some will be...
  • Hosta Plants
    Should I divide my hostas?
    The Internet is teeming with articles and tutorials about how to divide hosta plants. It's almost as if gardeners are required to divide their plants on a regular basis. Truth is: you don't don't need to do anything you don't want...
  • Gardenia in bloom
    Gardenias: The perfect smelling flower for the garden
    Looking for a perfect-looking white blossoming flower to put in your garden that smells great? Consider the gardenia, with its old-world style and charm and its never-out-of-style perfumed aroma it is a hands-down winner. But not all gardenias are...
  • Memorial Day
    Why we decorate graves with flowers on Memorial Day
    Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial opening of summer, and more importantly a time to remember deceased loved ones – soldiers and civilians alike. Placing flowers on graves is a custom that likely dates back to Classical Rome. Ancient...
  • Coffee
    Coffee & Eggs – Not Just For Breakfast Anymore!
    Many people are aware of these little tips but there are just as many people who are not. And what is that? That used coffee grounds and eggshells can be beneficial to plants in the garden! Stuff that would often just get tossed in the trash can...
  • toad
    Toads in the garden
    If you are of a certain age you’ll probably remember when after a rain toads covered the lawn, sidewalks and roads in the spring and summer, hopping everywhere. Toads were once numerous and common but sadly they have decreased vastly in...
  • flowering quince
    Flowering Quince for the garden
    The lovely flowering quince we grow in our gardens is a member of the Chaenomeles genus. These spring bloomers are grown for their pretty flowers. They sometimes make fruit but are primarily ornamental. There are other types of quince which have...
  • Garden Bounty
    The Gardening Debate: Grow vs. Buy
    Sometimes people will wonder whether it is worth it to grow their own produce when buying it is so much more convenient. While that is true, growing produce will let the individual know that what they are harvesting is completely organic and...
  • trillium
    Growing trilliums
    Trilliums are beginning to bloom in some of our woodlands and gardens in May. This lovely native was once common on the edges of woodlands but is no longer found in many places. Trilliums are a favorite deer food and they have a complicated life...
  • Garden bed planting tip
    Why you should plant cups in the garden
    Planting open bottomed cups in the garden has more benefits than you might think. Of course, it's not the cup that grows. It's the seeds in it. We all know that. And this isn't a new technique to experienced gardeners. Back in the day,...
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