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Gardening with Deb: Buzz off!

With the wet spring and now some July rains, the ground is saturated in places, with standing water in low spots, which combine to form a great breeding grounds for mosquitos. A number of products are now available to ward off mosquitoes, but your first line of defense is to remove their nearby breeding grounds.

Gardening with Deb: Top six reasons your seeds didn't grow

It's so disappointing to prepare your garden, plant the seeds and wait in vain for the flowers or the vegetables that should and usually do come up pretty quickly.

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Gardening with Deb Babcock: The Yampa plant and other edible natives

Last week I wrote about some of the poisonous plants of the area that you surely never want to ingest. This week, I'll tell you about a few of the edible natives that grow in Routt County forests and meadows.

Gardening with Deb: Poisonous plants of Routt County

Many plants are as poisonous as they are beautiful.

Gardening with Deb: Sl__ughs

With the wet spring we've experienced this year, many gardeners are having problems with slugs

Gardening with Deb: Gardening with children

Gardening is a great way to enjoy fun and productive activities with children this summer.

Gardening with Deb: Botanic Park a wonderful resource

Botanic Park is a tremendous asset to our community.

Gardening with Deb: Rock gardens a natural for mountain towns

In every direction, a Yampa Valley resident is mesmerized by majestic vistas of mountains, cliffs, boulders and Alpine terrain. So why not bring some of that majesty home to your backyard garden?

Gardening with Deb: Plant now for fall color

Many perennials will bloom in the fall at our altitude … and many of our spring and summer blooming plants will reflower in the fall if we're quick about cutting them down once they’ve finished their first bloom.

Gardening with Deb: Understanding your garden soil

Soil pH levels can have a profound effect on gardening efforts.

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Local farm uses unique practices in growing

This week arts and entertainment reporter Audrey Dwyer tours Elkstone Farm to learn about their unique methods of producing agriculture.

Gardening with Deb: Early season wildflowers in bloom now

With the trails drying, native wildflowers are entering full bloom.

Gardening with Deb: Aspens — A mountain town favorite

Aspens, while difficult to grown, are more than worth the effort through all four seasons.

Gardening with Deb: Spring gardening in the mountains

The time has come to begin preparing garden spots.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: A Steamboat garden is where I want to bee

Busy bees make a delightful, and beneficial, addition to gardens.

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