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How to Attract Wild Birds to your Garden

It’s easy to attract wild birds to your landscape by providing food, water, shelter and a place to raise their young.

Celebrate National Rose Month with Old Garden Roses

I always knew June was the month for roses in my own garden. That’s when my favorite roses put on a fragrant show around the patio and throughout the garden. It turns out, June is National Rose Month everywhere else, too. If you want to go all in to celebrate roses this month there are […]

Add a Tropical Planter to any Patio Garden

My dry Colorado garden is thousands of miles away from Hawaii’s sandy shores, but I can still enjoy the tropics in my own patio garden. All I need is a large tropical-looking container, a few tropical plants and some Tiki torches to create the perfect mood. For this tropical planter I chose a Tropicanna Canna […]

How to Help your Garden After a Hailstorm

Here are seven tips for how to help your garden recover from a hailstorm.

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 […]

June Blogathon Means 30 Days of Gardening Tips

John Cabot climbing rose is a great plant for all zones.

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 […]

Sweet Seeds to Love for Vegetable Gardening

Results of My Grafted Tomato Trials

The results of my grafted tomato trials last summer may help you decide if you want to plant grafted varieties in your garden this year.

Miniature Roses for Patios and Small Gardens

The samples of miniature roses from Greenheart Farms in Arroyo Grande, Calif., are as beautiful as they are easy to grow. Every spring for the last several years I’ve received a big box of miniature roses from the generous folks at Greenheart Farms in California. It’s always a treat to open the box and see […]

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