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Jun 6, 2013 at 8:42 AM
KUSA - As the temperatures climb to summer-like levels, the care of plants becomes more critical. Some plants need more attention than others and are more vulnerable to hot, dry conditions.
Jun 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM
KUSA - It's challenging to grow plants in the space between two buildings. Urban areas present different conditions due to shade, wind or heat. Roof tops and high rise balconies also have unusual conditions. Each situation is unique.
May 30, 2013 at 8:49 AM
KUSA - Not all the flowers we plant at the beginning of the season thrive all summer. As the heat builds, pansies, primroses and lobelia start to fade. Their spring freshness can be replaced by bold tropical plants that prosper in hot weather.
May 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM
KUSA - It used to be that the main options for shady containers and beds were coleus, begonias and impatiens. They still are. Breeding advances have provided many new varieties of these stalwart shade plants that thrive in shady beds and containers.
May 23, 2013 at 8:17 AM
KUSA - One of the most aggravating garden problems is lawn grass invading beds and borders. Grass can outwit any barrier we devise - except one.
May 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM
KUSA - All a tomato plant needs is sun, heat, fertile soil and moisture.
May 17, 2013 at 12:37 PM
KUSA - Warmer days and especially warming soil conditions make this a prime weekend for planting warm season vegetables.
May 16, 2013 at 10:41 AM
KUSA - To keep the beautiful flowers you just planted on your patio or deck healthy and blooming, start treating them right. This includes regular watering, fertilization and dead-heading.
May 15, 2013 at 9:06 AM
KUSA - Denver residents are encouraged to 'purge the Spurge' this summer as part of a state-wide effort to control Myrtle spurge, a highly-invasive plant species that is invading natural areas throughout Colorado.
May 11, 2013 at 6:56 AM
KUSA - The CSU Denver Extension Master Gardener Plant-A-Palooza Plant Sale fundraiser has long been known for heritage tomato transplants in addition to modern tomatoes, basil, perennials and annuals.
May 9, 2013 at 8:15 AM
KUSA - My garden "to do" list has grown to three pages. Some days I barely know where to start. That's when I go shopping.
May 5, 2013 at 7:15 AM
KUSA - Many books have been written about color in the garden. I'll boil it down.
May 2, 2013 at 10:01 AM
KUSA - A cruel spring has left many migrating birds in dire straits. There are no nectar-filled flowers, ripening seeds or insects to eat.
Apr 28, 2013 at 12:15 PM
KUSA - Lovely lilies star in summer garden groupings. With large, colorful flowers and often with delicious fragrance, these beauties intrigue many gardeners. Sadly, they don't work for everyone.
Apr 23, 2013 at 7:30 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Just weeks after the former Colorado Springs City Council voted to expand the Colorado Springs Community Solar Garden, the new council is set to reverse course.