Garden Report

6:00am

Sat October 25, 2014
Garden Report

Maintaining Soil Moisture For Healthy Plants

Regular lawn watering can do damage to shrubs if they are close by.
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One of the joys of horticulture and gardening is it’s a continual learning process. Just when you think you know how a plant is going to react, nature throws a curve ball and the plant doesn’t react as expected.

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6:00am

Sat October 18, 2014
Garden Report

Fall Garden Cleaning: A Great Time To Make Compost

A compost tumbler makes it easier to mix the brown and green organic matter.
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With the fall garden clean up come piles of yard waste generated from dead-heading, weeding, mowing and moving plants. Tossing all of that organic matter doesn’t make sense, especially when it can be turned into riches for the garden – compost.

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6:00am

Sat October 4, 2014
The Garden Report

The Countless Ways To Utilize Winter And Summer Squash

Spaghetti squash can be a healthy substitute for regular pasta.
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It’s October and that means we’ll begin seeing more and more squash and pumpkins on display. These annual, trailing vines are native throughout the Western Hemisphere. The family includes soft-sided summer squash like zucchini and hard-shelled winter squash like acorns and pumpkins.

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6:00am

Sat September 27, 2014
The Garden Report

Unpredictable Fall Weather Challenges Even The Hardiest Plants

Fall colors signal a smooth transition for plants into winter preparation.
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To enjoy Colorado is to appreciate summer temperatures even well into the fall. While this weather is wonderful for people, it’s quite confusing for plants. Like other life forms, plants need to prepare for winter. Cool weather is one of their triggers to stop growing.

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6:00am

Sat September 6, 2014
Garden Report

Fall Preparation For Next Year's Garden

Rose hips add color to the landscape during the colder months.
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At some point in September, we’re going to have a frost or freeze. That marks the end of most annual flowers and the vegetable garden. As we move into the fall, the days won’t be too hot and the nights will be cool. It’s time to clean up the frozen plants and prepare for winter and next spring’s growing season.

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