Last week, a group of Master Gardeners and friends visited seven gardens in the Steamboat area, learning about the different ways local gardeners organize and maintain their flower and vegetable gardens. One common technique employed in many of these gardens was the use of raised beds.
Although they are not true lilies, daylilies are a wonderful garden plant for borders, patio containers and ground cover that crowds out weeds and offers long-lasting color. Many daylily varieties flourish in our mountain climate.
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.
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.
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.
Many plants are as poisonous as they are beautiful.
With the wet spring we've experienced this year, many gardeners are having problems with slugs
Gardening is a great way to enjoy fun and productive activities with children this summer.
Botanic Park is a tremendous asset to our community.
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?
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.
Soil pH levels can have a profound effect on gardening efforts.
This week arts and entertainment reporter Audrey Dwyer tours Elkstone Farm to learn about their unique methods of producing agriculture.
With the trails drying, native wildflowers are entering full bloom.
Aspens, while difficult to grown, are more than worth the effort through all four seasons.