Best Container Vegetables for Winter Gardens

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by +
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When winter hits Colorado, you can still bring your own homegrown vegetables to the table. Container gardening provides an easy and convenient way to continue growing many types of produce even when your regular garden beds have frozen. Here are some vegetables to consider growing this winter.

Kale

This vitamin packed super food is easy to grow and tolerates cool temperatures. When extreme weather hits, you can simply move it inside or put it in a cold frame. Like many other greens, you can harvest several kale leaves as you need them and the plant will sprout new growth for later consumption. In …
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5 Container Gardening Mistakes to Avoid This Winter

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by +
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Winter gardening in Colorado isn’t impossible, but it will require a few changes on your part. If you don’t want your landscape to look like a bleak midwinter snowstorm, container gardening is a wonderful way to enjoy winter interest on your patio and around other areas of your yard.

You can even enhance your container’s visual impact by adding some inanimate seasonal and/or holiday cheer. However, before you dive into your next project, there are a handful of container gardening mistakes you should keep in mind. Here are five you’ll want to avoid this winter.

Buying pots that aren’t suited for our climate. Make sure …
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Enhance Your Driveway with Smart Lighting Solutions

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by +
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Driveways form the gateway to your home, guiding guests to your front porch and the entrance to your home. But, is your driveway doing it all it can to make the most of this important role? In addition to a stunning design that complements your property’s layout and your home’s architecture, we recommend including a thoughtful lighting plan.

In addition to the immediate safety benefits of assisting guests as they make their way to your front door, these driveway lighting ideas will also highlight attractive hardscape and landscape features after the sun goes down.

Take a walk. Reading ideas in print is one …
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Gorgeous Plants for Landscape Edging

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by +
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Landscape edging forms the border of beautiful flower beds and can frame the rest of your Colorado landscape design, while directing pathways and leading the eye along a visual journey.

In casual gardens or landscapes that mimic a more natural plant environment, we often forgo the use of harsh borders and select plants that will create a softer visual appeal.

Use Gorgeous Plants to Create Borders and Edges in Your Colorado Landscape

Typically, plants used for landscape edging are on the shorter side, so they don’t block your view of the beautiful foliage and blooms tucked behind it. However, this isn’t always the case.

Barrenwort (Epimedium). We’re …
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October is a Time for Pruning

Posted on October 25th, 2014 by +
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Since severe winter storms are just around the corner, October is a great month to start pruning your Colorado garden. Here are a couple important tips that explain why pruning is important and how it can help your trees and shrubs make it through the winter unscathed.

There are several reasons why fall is an excellent time for pruning. Deciduous trees and shrubs have lost most, if not all, of their leaves and this makes pruning much easier. More importantly, most trees are going into dormancy and pruning them at this time won’t encourage them to develop tender new growth susceptible to frost damage.

Since Colorado …
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