Gardening

6:00am

Sat June 21, 2014
The Garden Report

For Summer Solstice, Balance Garden Work With Relaxation

Mulch keeps the weeds down and holds in moisture.
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There's always something to do in the garden. You can spend the longest day of the year weeding, digging, mowing and pruning. Or you can take time to relax and enjoy the flowers and fruits of your labor on the Summer Solstice.

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6:00am

Sat June 14, 2014
The Garden Report

To Repel Insect Pests, Consider These Plants

Studies show that catnip rivals Deet as a mosquito repellent.
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Anywhere there is standing water, mosquitoes will thrive. While chemical repellents are big business, there is a natural alternative. The scent of several plant species help to keep mosquitoes away. 

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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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