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Create and enjoy a hummingbird and butterfly garden
Create and enjoy a hummingbird and butterfly garden

By: - 0 Yesterday

Converting your existing garden into a hummingbird and butterfly garden, or creating a new one, is easy. To attract the greatest number and varieties...

Growing strawberries in the Pikes Peak region
Growing strawberries in the Pikes Peak region

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Having a strawberry bed as part of your landscape is quite achievable in our area, even at high altitude. Key factors for success are plant selection,...

What a plant wants?
What a plant wants?

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

We hear it a lot this time of year. It’s a sad thing, really. And we try to help as much as we can. But I think it’s time to address this head on: no...

Late spring freeze damage and trees
Late spring freeze damage and trees

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

This season’s late freezes and snowstorms have caused a lot of damage to trees and shrubs. From leaf damage to limbs that have broken and trunks split...

The dreaded “H” word
The dreaded “H” word

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Did you know that Colorado is rated number two in the country for damaging hail storms. Aren’t you glad we’re not number one. There is little else that...

A native Colorado garden can be just as aesthetically-pleasing as an English one
A native Colorado garden can be just as aesthetically-pleasing as an English one

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

“Our main focus is to show people all of the beautiful plants that want to grow here – plants that you don't have to convince and beg to grow,” says...

Snowpack and reservoir storage levels looking good as summer watering approaches
Snowpack and reservoir storage levels looking good as summer watering approaches

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

A snowy winter has helped keep Colorado Springs Utilities' reservoirs comfortably stocked ahead of the summer watering season. Storage levels for...

The frugal gardener – Container gardening
The frugal gardener – Container gardening

By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

A colorful container of blooming plants is a beautiful addition to any outdoor setting.  You can spend hundreds of dollars on gorgeous containers,...

A proper start helps potted plants thrive
A proper start helps potted plants thrive

By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Harding Nursery has everything you need to create beautiful pots for your landscape. Before getting started, keep these tips in mind to make sure your...

Long blooming perennials for long lasting color
Long blooming perennials for long lasting color

By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Planting a variety of perennials and annuals in the garden is always a good idea, but get more bang for your buck with long blooming perennials. These...

Annual flowers for hummingbirds
Annual flowers for hummingbirds

By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Let’s face it, this is the best time of year. Sunny days, beautiful flowers, birds chirping.  And, weekly visits to your local garden center to...

Garden Wars
Garden Wars

By: - 0 Mon, May 8, 2017

Being a gardener and being a wildlife fan can feel like contradictory concepts when your garden becomes a constant battlefield with voracious rabbits,...

Miniature gardening
Miniature gardening

By: - 0 Mon, May 8, 2017

Miniature gardening is the creation of small scale garden-scapes, which can be modeled after a dream garden or even a dream destination. Miniature...

Choosing the right tree or shrub for your yard
Choosing the right tree or shrub for your yard

By: - 0 Mon, May 8, 2017

Sometimes we forget that we live in a high desert climate here in Colorado Springs. That means we have those cool nights that we enjoy in the summer...

Iconic Colorado Springs market shares its history and favorite xeric shrubs
Iconic Colorado Springs market shares its history and favorite xeric shrubs

By: - 0 Mon, May 8, 2017

In 1934, Spencer’s Market became the first farmer’s market in Colorado Springs, and has had a rich history since. Eva and Noble Spencer, Sr. purchased...

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