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Plant Swap by Colorado State University Extension
Plant Swap by Colorado State University Extension

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Join Colorado State University Extension on August 19 for their community Plant Swap, held at the Extension Office at 17 N. Spruce Street. How the...

Getting rosemary through a Colorado Springs winter
Getting rosemary through a Colorado Springs winter

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Rosemary is an herb that is popular to grow in Colorado. It has wide culinary use, anything from marinades to bread will benefit from a sprig or two....

Flowers in the fall
Flowers in the fall

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

It’s the time of year when the summer flowers are slowing down and there might not be as much color in the perennial garden as there was a few weeks...

Around the House: Safe electrical systems
Around the House: Safe electrical systems

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Dear Ken: There are some sites on the web that discourage hall fans because they can be dangerous. Can you give me your side? -Jim First, they are...

It’s not too late for a fall vegetable planting, give a dibble board a try!
It’s not too late for a fall vegetable planting, give a dibble board a try!

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Mid to late July is a great time to plant some cool season vegetables for a fall harvest. Cool season vegetables grow best during cool weather and can...

Time to fertilize
Time to fertilize

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Whether you prefer organic or inorganic fertilizer, it’s a great time to fertilize your plants. Most soils do not provide the nutrients required for...

Fire mitigation in Colorado
Fire mitigation in Colorado

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Unfortunately with Colorado’s beautiful forests and dry climate, wildfires are inevitable. The best thing a homeowner can do to prepare for a wildfire...

Edible flowers
Edible flowers

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Edible flowers have been part of human culinary history for thousands of years, though their popularity has varied regionally. In the 1980's, chef...

An inspiring green space in the concrete jungle
An inspiring green space in the concrete jungle

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 5, 2017

In what may be one of the most successful adaptive-reuse projects in history, New York's High Line is a compelling shrine to the postindustrial life of...

Around the House: Proper drainage around the home
Around the House: Proper drainage around the home

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Dear Readers: Time for my annual lecture about the drainage around your home. Before the summer rains come, you need to reanalyze just what happens to...

Roses in the Landscape
Roses in the Landscape

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Formal rose gardens are awe-inspiring. Displayed in semi-circular beds and planted by class and color, these gardens are world famous and some think...

Summertime garden delights
Summertime garden delights

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Summer has officially arrived. Hopefully, you’re getting your vegetables planted, patio pots are getting filled with colorful flowers, and you are...

Q&A with Spencer’s Lawn and Garden Center’s Heather Gunnerson
Q&A with Spencer’s Lawn and Garden Center’s Heather Gunnerson

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Q: What are the main challenges gardeners might face this time of year, and how can they be dealt with?    A: We see a lot of insect...

The ultimate summer party
The ultimate summer party

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Tuesday, June 20 is the Summer Solstice, which means 1. It’s the longest day of the year 2. Summer has arrived 3. It’s time to party! The beautiful...

2017 Residential Gardens Tour – Who Knew It? In Patty Jewett!
2017 Residential Gardens Tour – Who Knew It? In Patty Jewett!

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

June 24 & 25, 2017, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., El Paso County Friends Of eXtension (FOX) Seventh Annual Open Garden Tour Fundraiser Since its inception in...

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