Garden Report

6:00am

Sat June 7, 2014
The Garden Report

For Growing Canadian Roses, Colorado Is A Perfect Fit

The Modern Sunrise stands out with its unique color and blooms throughout the season.
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Here in Colorado’s extreme climate, we want a shrub that’s hardy, blooms most of the season, tolerates pretty much any soil type, and doesn’t get many pests or diseases. The Canadian hybrid shrub rose has all these qualities. With two series to choose from – the Parklands and the Explorers – there’s a shrub rose for every garden.

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6:00am

Sat May 31, 2014
Garden Report

Maximize A Minimal Space With Container Gardening

Container gardening can liven up a small patio
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Love gardening, but don't have a lot of space? With a little creativity - and a few containers - it's easy to transform your outdoor living spaces into a functional, beautiful garden area.

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6:00am

Sat May 24, 2014
Garden Report

Picking Up The Pieces From A Hail Damaged Garden

Hail damage to plants may initially appear beyond repair, but many will survive the onslaught if delicately cared for.
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Gardeners battle all sorts of conditions in an effort to get things to grow. Hailstorms pose a unique challenge to healing injured plants. After surveying a garden following a severe storm it may appear all is lost, but the fresh frustrations after the storm can make it seem much worse than it actually is.

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6:00am

Sat May 17, 2014
The Garden Report

Dandelions: Nutritious Food Or Pesky Weed?

New research points to the dandelion's potential as a cash crop.
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It’s a lowly herb with more iron than spinach and more vitamin C than lettuce, yet we spend millions of dollars in energy and chemicals to eradicate it.

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6:00am

Sat May 10, 2014
Garden Report

The Challenges And Rewards Of Mountain Gardening

Cold frames are miniature greenhouses that allow for a longer growing season at higher altitudes.
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Mud season has arrived in Colorado’s high country, which lasts from the first spring melt until the snow is gone. With the record snowfall this season, it could take until early June to melt. Short season gardening in the mountains is challenging but does have some advantages if you know what to grow and how to grow it.

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