Cabin fever is definitely in full force come April and all us gardening freaks can't wait to get our hands in the dirt. But the last freeze in Fort Collins is never 100 percent. We're told to hold off planting until at least Mother's Day: we never mind this rule because we live in Colorado. We've had fires start as early as the first week of May to building destroying snow falls in the same time p
Each year students from Colorado State University and Front Range Community College along with Horticulturists begin cultivating herbs, perennials and veggie starts. The Gardens on Spring Creek is an 18 acre site and offers a way for the Fort Collins community to come together and get growing.
In the midst of virtual turmoil and free love filled with excessive pollution and leaded gas Earth Day was born. When Larimer County topped out with a population of nearly 90 thousand people the country was getting ready for big changes. And amongst it all Earth Day came to be mostly due to the efforts of a 'Cheesehead'.
Living in Colorado might give a new meaning to "Don't Stress Out Your Grass Colorado", but in the case, I really do mean your grass. To be really clear, the grass you mow, the green stuff on the ground leading up to your front door. (or as some of us deal with green-slightly brown stuff the neighbors dog poops on)
Nothing screams warmer weather than a yard full of flowers. The best approach is to make sure that you are combining flowers that have staggering bloom times. Couple a few all season perennials with mid-summer to fall perennials and add some great hardy annuals with various bloom times to create an all-season flower garden that will bring a visual paradise.
Every spring you head to the yard and stand there staring at the possibilities, you may think about the flowers or the plants you might put into your yard. Often times you think about Xeriscaping and how cool it would be. Xeriscaping cuts down on water, minimizes yard maintenance and adds value to your home.