—Jan Von Holleben / Trunk Archive
The next time you’re hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, keep your eyes on the trail because along just about any path you take, there are objects you can use in “teachable moments” for your family.
Take, for example, Mentha arvensis. More commonly known...
—Courtesy of Jocelyn H. Chilvers
1. KNOW THE CODE > Though homeowners are required to maintain their hell strips by removing weeds (at the least), the narrow plots are actually city property. Before you start ripping up grass, call the Zoning and Planning Office in your county to see if there are any height or watering...
—Courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens
As we head toward Mother’s Day—the unofficial start of Colorado’s gardening season—our empty dirt beds are just begging to be filled with baby herbs, veggies, and flowers. The neighborhood garden shop has starters in stock, of course, but heading to a pop-up plant sale often means discovering...
April 14 2015, 11:00 AM
—Illustrations by Daniel Guidera
When the first pioneers rolled into Colorado via covered wagon, they had no alternative to growing, raising, and hunting their own food. Today, it’s by choice that an increasing number of Denverites are planting veggies, raising chickens, and even milking goats in their backyards. You may be...
Forced bulbs (try tulips or daffodils) are one of just a few plant varieties you can safely put into the ground in Colorado during early spring. —Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Now that it’s officially spring, the sunny weekends have us itching to dig holes and start planting. Not so fast, warns Trela Phelps, general manager of longtime Denver favorite City Floral Gardening Center (near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Monaco Parkway). Given Colorado’s...
March 23 2015, 1:30 PM
—Photo by Aaron Colussi
FOR THE GARDENER
Clockwise from left:
• Coiled Rope Cachepot, $77 for set of three, Areo Home, 1-888-814-7988, areohome.com
• Medium Boxwood Round Wreath, $29, West Elm, 2955 East First Avenue, 303-320-1001, westelm.com
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Autumn’s cooler temperatures make this season ideal for spending time in your outdoor space reflecting on what worked—and what didn’t. Meghan Himschoot, landscape designer at Luxescapes, and Ebi Kondo, curator of the Japanese Garden for Denver Botanic Gardens, give us tips on how to enhance our...
Photo by Carol W. Maybach
I have vegetables, not chickens, in my backyard, but that doesn’t stop me from hanging out at the Savvy Hen Urban Farm & Feed, the go-to spot in Boulder for all things chickens, goats, and bees. That’s because Melissa Winchester’s adorable Pearl Street shop is also a gardener’s...
June 10 2014, 10:30 AM