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Unique Tree Trunk Outdoor Seating and Tables Will Take Your Garden to the Next Level

If you want to add a touch of class, mixed in with a natural rustic look to your garden, you might want to think about building, buying or carving out (with a chainsaw) an assortment of furniture made from, or at least incorporating, tree trunks.

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Oh For the Love of Flowers: It’s Time to Get Planting

I love flowers and offer try to pretend that I am a great landscape design architect-I'm not. But, I have fun planting and it grounds me with peace and calm. Plus it looks Pretty.

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5 Eye-Catching Fountain Ideas for Your Garden‬

Water adds so much to a garden. And while ponds and pools are nice, the trickle and splash of an active fountain breathes fresh air and even a bit of a mystical quality into your garden oasis. When it comes to choosing or building a fountain for your garden, there are many options available to you. Some of these options can be quite complex (if you so desire), but they don’t have to be.

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How to Build a Killer Trellis and Get the Vines to Grow

A great way to incorporate some greenery into the architecture of your garden is to build a trellis. By setting one up in your backyard, you’ll be adding a wonderful, eye-catching piece of art, perfect for climbing plants and vines, and with sturdier trellises, hanging pots full of flowers and herbs as well.

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It’s That Time of Year: Annual Flower Planting [PICTURES]

Every Mothers Day I hit the nursery and spend way too much time and money (thank you honey) on the perfect assortment of flowers and greenery for my annual flower pot on my porch. There is something to be said of traditions, they warm the heart.

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How to Make Your Yard Beautiful with Roses


Roses are a plant that likes to start growing early and end late. These traits can make it difficult for roses to flourish in Colorado, as our weather is rather erratic and can have radical changes in spring and fall. If properly cared for though, roses can make your yard the highlight of the neighborhood. Here are some of the most important tips when caring for roses on the Front Range.

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5 More Ways to Mancave Your Backyard

See Part 1 of this article here.

One of the best ways to mancave your garden is to take the basic principles you would apply to an indoor mancave and simply move those ideas outside.

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What is The Myrtle Spurge and Why Should We Care?

Myrtle Spurge is a really cool looking plant that people like to use in xeriscapes and rock gardens in Colorado. Here's the problem, it takes over native vegetation and the plant seeps a toxic, milky latex, which can cause severe skin irritations.

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About the Backyard: Swings, Climbing Walls and More

If you want to get your kids outside, away from their Xbox or Wii, and interested in some of your backyard garden projects, you’ll probably need to be somewhat inventive with your gardening ideas. Pulling weeds and planting flowerbeds just won’t cut it for most of children. Think incentive here.

We have some ideas.

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What are the Best Fruits to Grow in Areas with Short Growing Seasons?


Colorado’s climate is naturally very arid and its temperatures vary wildly in short periods of time. This along with alkaline soils and a shorter growing season can create many challenges for the gardener in areas like Colorado. However we can grow many fruits successfully.

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Create a Dog Agility Course in Your Backyard or Garden

Dogs, as the saying goes, are man’s best friend, so it's only right and logical that we might want to spend some quality time with our buds. Walks in the park and tossing the Frisbee on the beach are great, but if you really want to engage the human-canine relationship—and have a really good time while you’re at it—you might want to think about setting up a dog agility course in your backyard or garden.

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4 Creative and Unusual Garden Furniture Ideas You Can Do Yourself

Sure, you could take the easy route and head on over to Ikea or your local lawn-and-garden shop and pick up a few pieces of outdoor furniture for your backyard. But if you really want to impress your friends and indulge your creative flair, you might want to consider some of these more unusual options:

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