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May 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM
KUSA - What's the big hurry? People are planting tomatoes like crazy. I'm not. Despite our warm spring, I'm still holding off planting tomatoes, as well as other heat-loving edibles such as eggplant, peppers, basil, squash, cucumber and melons.
Apr 1, 2012 at 9:08 AM
KUSA - Before the trees leaf out completely, many perennials put on a colorful show. Though few plants will grow well in very dense shade, many will come back year after year in beds beneath deciduous trees.
Dec 11, 2011 at 7:09 AM
KUSA - Poinsettias are everywhere this time of year. They're lovely but perhaps you'd like a change of pace for the holidays. Try something new to make your holiday decor less predictable.
Nov 27, 2011 at 7:12 AM
KUSA - Pots of dead petunias don't offer a cheerful holiday greeting at your front door. Use fresh evergreens to create a holiday porch pot. Cut them from your own landscape or buy them at a garden center or tree lot.
Oct 30, 2011 at 6:17 AM
KUSA - Pairs of small evergreen trees look lovely flanking your front door in winter. Potted evergreens also brighten patios and decks. If you plant them now, they can be enjoyed for many months. Two species that perform well in pots are dwarf...
Aug 21, 2011 at 7:12 AM
KUSA - Some grasses run and others stay put and form clumps. Your lawn grass is a runner. Most ornamental grasses are clumpers.
May 22, 2011 at 5:42 AM
KUSA - The tomato is one of America's favorite vegetables. Planting it at the right time and in the right way leads to better results.
May 1, 2011 at 7:56 AM
KUSA - About this time every year, Colorado gardeners buy roughly a zillion trees, shrubs and perennials. Some people make wise choices, selecting plants that are suitable for our climate and that will prosper for a very long time. Others don't do their homework.
Jan 23, 2011 at 7:24 AM
KUSA - I first reported on the fairy garden phenomenon about three years ago. These miniature windowsill gardens became instantly popular and they continue to enchant gardeners of all ages. Their appeal lies, perhaps, in creating a tiny miniature...
Dec 19, 2010 at 7:38 AM
KUSA - That drying, needle-dropping Christmas tree can attest to the low humidity in your home. About this time of year, many gardeners wish they had a greenhouse. While that big-ticket addition may be unattainable at the moment, every gardener can...
Dec 12, 2010 at 11:40 AM
KUSA - Gardening is America's most popular hobby, so odds are that there's a green thumb on your Christmas list. Most gardeners will appreciate a pretty house plant or an amaryllis or paper white bulbs to pot up. There are dozens of inexpensive...
Nov 28, 2010 at 9:41 AM
KUSA - Don't let that big juniper bush just sit there.
Oct 24, 2010 at 7:25 AM
KUSA - Who doesn't love pumpkins? They're delicious, nutritious and beautiful. We like them so much that pumpkins have become symbols of both major fall holidays as spooky jack-o-lanterns will soon turn into tasty pies.
Oct 25, 2007 at 3:01 AM
KUSA - Pumpkins aren't just for decorating. You can easily create a memorable once-a-year meal for Halloween night. Before you send your pirates and princesses out to trick-or-treat, serve them a hearty beef stew - baked inside a pumpkin.
Oct 18, 2007 at 12:57 AM
KUSA - Cold nights have arrived. Perhaps you've picked the last of your tomatoes. While you're waiting for them to ripen (which they will if you spread them on newspaper in a cool place), try an old Southern favorite.