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Jan 5, 2014 at 1:28 PM
KUSA - Gardeners need something to do on a cold winter day. If you took cuttings last fall, you've got that project.
Jan 2, 2014 at 7:12 AM
KUSA - With the tree gone your house may seem more spacious. After you make sure your tree is put to good use as a bird feeder or as mulch, add living plants to your home. There's no excuse such as "I don't have room," or "I don't have enough light," that I'll accept.
Dec 29, 2013 at 1:41 PM
KUSA - Here are ways to have a greener New Year:
Dec 22, 2013 at 2:25 PM
KUSA - Christmas is no time for restraint. Whether you favor modern or traditional decor, go for broke in decorating your home. And you can do it without spending much money.
Dec 12, 2013 at 7:11 AM
KUSA - Poinsettias often turn from a sight to behold into a leafless mess. To prevent this, consider what they need. Native to Mexico, they flourish in bright light and humidity. If your house is like an oven, they're bound to fail.
Dec 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM
KUSA -You'll find many tips online about how to keep a Christmas tree fresh. When you ask the people who know--Christmas tree farmers--they'll tell you how to keep your tree fresh: water. After re-cutting the base (so that the tree can absorb...
Dec 6, 2013 at 5:24 AM
KUSA - Despite the extreme cold, most trees, perennials and shrubs will make it through. Most of Colorado is considered Zone 5 by the USDA, with the foothills and mountains categorized as Zones 4 and 3. Reputable nurseries sell only plants suitable...
Dec 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM
KUSA- Use natural materials, re-purposed items and creativity to make your winter holidays special.
Nov 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM
KUSA - For that perfect Norman Rockwell moment, make your table a real picture on Thanksgiving. Seasonal potted flowers such as mums, kalanchoe and hydrangeas compliment any decor or china pattern. It's easy to just group a few in the center and...
Nov 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM
KUSA- Growing pumpkins is easy and satisfying. Cooking pumpkins is also satisfying. If you want to make pumpkin pie from scratch--or any other pumpkin recipe--the first step is to produce the mashed or pureed pumpkin. Smaller pumpkins are usually...
Nov 14, 2013 at 6:58 AM
KUSA - Potting bulbs in pots in fall is known as "forcing." There's not much force involved, so let's just call it "coaxing." Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, lilies and other bulbs may be planted now--and up until Christmas--to bloom on your patio next year.
Nov 10, 2013 at 9:46 AM
KUSA - Lily bulbs may be planted in spring or fall, but I much prefer fall planting. It gives them time to develop healthy roots systems before they spring up and produce their magnificent flowers.
Nov 7, 2013 at 9:06 AM
KUSA - Fall garden cleanup used to be very different. Not long ago, plants were cut to the ground. Leaves were treated as a nuisance, raked into the street and burned. We don't do that anymore.
Nov 3, 2013 at 8:56 AM
KUSA - Hang up your straw hat if you please, but the determined gardener can still find plenty of November projects.


Pansies, kale and pumpkins add color and charm to patios and entryways. The focal point on my patio is the pumpkin kiosk....
Oct 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM
KUSA - The trouble with tulips is that many of them aren't really suitable for life in Colorado. Many will bloom the first year but decline after that.