Landscape / Gardening

Veggies to Plant Now for Fall Harvest

August 17, 2021

If you’ve already harvested greens, tomatoes, carrots and beans that you planted in the spring, it’s time to start sowing plants to harvest this fall. If you’ve never planted a late harvest, think about this: veggies like broccoli can be sown in late summer and some can be harvested even after it snows! 

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Plants That Tolerate Heat and Drought

June 8, 2021

While we had a wet start to the year, residents in the Denver/Aurora area have seen only about 10 inches of precipitation in the last six months. How dry is it? As summer approaches, 39 states are experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions, but so far Colorado is not among them; with the exception of …

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Plan Your Garden(s) This Weekend!

March 30, 2021

Late March is the perfect time to start planning your spring garden, so put on your woolies and start looking at seed catalogues as you survey your surroundings. Planning ahead will pay off as soon as the dirt and weather’s warm enough to start digging!

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Can’t-Kill Flowers, Trees and Shrubs!

June 30, 2020

Has this thought ever crossed your mind when you’re shopping for beautiful but delicate flowers and plants, or temperamental shrubs and trees? “I’d like to have one of those, but what if it dies?” For someone with light-green thumbs, it’s not that we’re afraid, but there are a lot of variables we can’t control – …

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Start Your Seedlings, Now!

March 10, 2020

If you’ve been to a Walmart, Lowe’s or Home Depot lately (and all three are within minutes of Southshore), you know that seeds, potting soil, and peat-pot starter trays are front and center on display. We’re approaching the spring planting calendar, especially for sowing seeds that take a long time to germinate and bloom, so …

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Shade-Loving Flowers and Bushes

May 27, 2019

Shade doesn’t have to limit you when it comes to planting pretty flowers in your yard and garden – there are plenty of shade-loving perennials that will bloom bright and colorful without full sun. 

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Window Box Beauty Basics

May 14, 2019

Window boxes bring the flower power color of spring and summer right up under your front windows and make it part of your house – viewable from the inside and out. Maybe that’s why we love window boxes – the explosion of hues is a happiness catalyst during warm weather. What’s more beautiful than a …

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Grow Indoor Flowers This Winter!

January 8, 2019

Winter weather can sometimes bring on the winter blahs and if they DO set in and you start pining for a touch of spring in your surrounds, try growing a flowering indoor houseplant as a pick-me-up. These gorgeous plants will bring color and warmth to your winter nest and are the perfect remedy for winter …

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The War on Weeds!

July 10, 2018

You’ve probably never wondered why the phrase “growing like a weed” is such a popular idiom. Especially this time of year, when weeds are everywhere and seem to magically appear and reproduce overnight! Weeds grow SO FAST and are so destructive, they steal the moisture and nutrition REAL PLANTS need to thrive. So, we collected …

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No-Fail Raised Gardening Tips!

May 22, 2018

Raised gardens are often built in response to a particular gardening challenge—space, pests, or soil type. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be appealing to look at—even charming—and work for everyone! Take a look at some common challenges and successful solutions to find the perfect raised garden for your Southshore backyard!

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