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Delphiniums are a worthwhile challenge
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 23, 2016

My delphiniums are now in all their stately glory, the 5-foot, blue spires reaching for the sky as they guard the gate to my vegetable garden.

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Love colorful flowerbeds and eating out of them too
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 23, 2016

With the increased interest in vegetable gardening, many established landscapes were not prepared for a typical rowed vegetable garden layout, so...

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Year Round Gardening: July Gardening Calendar
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 23, 2016

July is usually our hottest month and many gardening activities become maintaining, weeding, and even harvesting.  However, you can still direct...

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Around the house: Pellet stove easier to maintain than wood
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Dear Ken: I am thinking about installing a wood stove. I live in an area without natural gas and so have to use expensive propane. What do you think...

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Considerations for outdoor entertaining
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Outdoor parties have a flair all their own. Entertaining outside means being able to enjoy the fresh air, sun and extra space that the great outdoors...

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Front Range fruit trees
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 17, 2016

 

Gardening in the Front Range climate can be a challenge, but it can also be exciting. In addition to vegetable and ornamental...

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Rick’s Garden Center: A one-stop location for your whole garden
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Avid gardener or novice cultivator, sprucing up your own little piece of earth is a rewarding way to celebrate these longer and warmer days.

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Year Round Gardening: Climbing Roses
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 17, 2016

With their long arching canes, they’ve been called the ‘acrobats of the rose world.’   However, climbing roses don’t actually ‘climb’ using...

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Right at Home: decor with a lighter, softer look
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

There are lots of ways to make a big, bold statement when decorating. A daring paint color, audacious wallpaper, a substantial piece of furniture —...

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Butterfly Gardens
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

A great variety of butterflies can be found in Colorado and your garden.  They look for places with food plants to nurture the caterpillar...

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Timely Tips
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

We’ve been seeing a lot of insect damage on ornamental plants in the last couple of weeks. Now is the time to take action, before the plants are...

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Year Round Gardening: Edible flowers can turn meals magical
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

 

Flowers are the delight of gardeners. Their beautiful colors, shapes and fragrances are the inspiration for gardening efforts by...

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Inexpensive ways to boost a home’s curb appeal
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Curb appeal can go a long way toward making a home more attractive to its inhabitants as well as prospective buyers once the house is put on the...

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Around the house: Triple-pane windows not cost-efficient in Colorado Springs climate
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Dear Ken: We are shopping for new windows. The triple- pane people say that's the only way to go. The double-pane folks say the opposite - that...

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Year Round Gardening: June Garden Calendar
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 6, 2016

For those of you who lost your garden during the severe hailstorm May 26th take heart.  It’s not too late to start over. And, good gardeners...