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Understanding Steppe Regions: A Key to Successful Front Range Gardening

Can we all agree that Colorado’s climate can be confounding? With wide temperature swings, drought years (2002), wet years (2014), frequent high, drying winds and “seasonal confusion” which  sometimes brings frost in May and snow around Labor Day, this is not a … Continue reading

Meet the Garden Squad’s Katie Dunker

Meet the Garden Squad is a way to get better acquainted with some of our CSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers – and staff members, too. Meet Katie Dunker Katie Dunker will always remember the day she became the Colorado Master … Continue reading

Meet the Garden Squad

Meet the Garden Squad is a new blog feature and a way to get better acquainted with some of our CSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Meet Mark Zammuto Retirement seems to agree with Mark Zammuto. Gardening, biking, hiking and volunteering … Continue reading

Species Tulips

Colorful hybrid tulips are an iconic symbol of spring. Planted in the fall, they’ll light up next year’s landscape with their tall stems and cup shaped blooms. In subsequent years, they’re likely to decline – sending up fewer blooms, weak … Continue reading

It’s Winter and, Yet, I Dream of Cactuses

It’s January.  As I write, it’s cold.  It’s snowing.  The garden is frozen solid.  There isn’t much that can be done out in the garden.  But indoors, we can do a lot of thinking about and planning for about our … Continue reading

Gardening Between the Rocks

Have you ever marveled at a vigorous plant thriving in the narrow gap between two rocks? Or wrestled with a weed that stubbornly grows through the crack in a sidewalk?  The tenacity of plants to grow, and sometimes prefer, these tight settings is the premise behind crevice gardening, … Continue reading

This is Pollinator Week!

Did you know that this week is Pollinator Week?  According to the non-profit Pollinator Partnership, since Pollinator Week’s inception in 2007, the event has grown exponentially in scope.  Last year, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally … Continue reading

Gardening with Children

One of the great joys of gardening is the opportunity to introduce children to its pleasures.  We want them to be able to experience the thrill of watching what happens when a seed is exposed to good soil, water, and … Continue reading