Ideas/Trends

Minimize use of icemelt when you can. Our recent dive into the deep freeze meant a lot of us were strewing ice melt over steps and walkways. It’s a fact of life during the Colorado winter. While we need to protect people from slipping and falling, we also need to be aware that almost all…

To compost, or not to compost, that is the question. Here’s an interesting fact for you: did you know that leaves really don’t “turn” color per se? The colors we see in fall leaves have actually been there all along! In the fall when the plants stop photosynthesizing, the leaves lose their green chlorophyll. When…

Veggie growth in most edible gardens is about done because of the cooler night-time temps and fewer hours of daylight.  With less going on, it’s time to think about fall clean-up. There may still be a few green tomatoes and beans and other veggies that can be left to ripen until there’s threat of frost. …

Trees turning color remind us that the time has come to refurbish patio and porch containers with the bright colors of fall. And that goes for bed areas too. Now that we’re enjoying our patios into the fall longer than ever, we need seasonal color that outlives the petunias. The welcome container on the front…

Hummingbirds are migratory birds. Most fly north in spring and south in the winter. And they make that long, arduous journey on their own (not on the backs of geese, which is a myth). Hummingbird routes continue to evolve and even expand. And they are taking more days to complete, too. It is believed that…

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