Organic gardening

Solitary Bees Like These Simple Homes

There’s no place like home for a solitary bee, or so the old saying should go. While this week in June is set aside as National Pollinator Week, we really should celebrate pollinators every week of the year. One way to celebrate is to invite bees into your yard with little bee houses. The simple […]

Bats are Important Pollinators, too

During National Pollinator Week, it’s important to celebrate all of our pollinators — including bats. If you’ve ever enjoyed a refreshing margarita, thank a bat. The blue agave plant, from which Tequila is derived, depends on bats as pollinators. Because bats are valuable, but often misunderstood, I thought I’d republish my bat article that originally […]

The National Pollinator Network Needs Your Garden

Plant and bee counted! We’re celebrating National Pollinator Week and need gardeners across the country to join in. You don’t have to have a large garden; any size garden is an important part of the gardening network to help take care of pollinators like bees, butterflies, birds and even bats. Every seed or  plant that […]

Organic Gardening Tip Protects Cucumber Seedlings

I hate it when something eats my cucumbers before I do. Especially before they even get the chance to grow into those cool fruits. Cucumber seedlings are especially attractive to garden pests, but I think I’ve found a simple, organic gardening method to outsmart the hungry critters, like cutworms and birds. Last season, the trouble […]

Organic Gardening Tips for Slugs

Be on the lookout for slugs in your garden. The rainy weather is sure to bring out these slimy critters. Slugs may look like harmless pinkish-blobs of goo, but they can cause a lot damage in the garden. These disgusting pests usually appear in my garden after prolonged periods of rainy weather. It can sometimes […]

Xeriscape Garden Finally in Full Bloom

Have you heard the old gardening saying about perennial plants? “The first season they sleep, the second season they creep and the third season they leap.” That saying sure proves true with the xeriscape garden I’ve planted in my backyard. This is the third year for most of the plants and they certainly have taken […]

Planting Miniclover as a New Lawn Alternative

Here’s a step-by-step how-to guide on planting a Miniclover lawn with seeds from Outsidepride.com.

Start the Gardening Season with the New Edition of The Colorado Gardener’s Companion

The second edition of my first book is ready in time for gardening season! I worked over the winter months to fill this new edition with more of everything to help Colorado gardeners grow great gardens starting now. The Denver Post newspaper calls the new edition of my gardening book an “an essential manual” for […]

New Gardening Ideas for 2015

What’s new in gardening this year? Here are some interesting ideas I saw at the ProGreen Expo last week. ProGreen is the premier Rocky Mountain regional green industry conference held annually in Denver. Expanded shale is the new way to amend clay soil. When incorporated into soil, the expanded shale improves soil drainage, but it […]

Six Great Gardening Gifts for 2013

If you’re looking for gardening gift ideas for the gardener in your life, here are my top six for 2013. I can vouch for all of these items because I’ve either tried them or read them. Many companies send me free items to try and review and these are the ones that landed at the […]

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