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  • How to garden with pets in mind

    By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Veterinarians are starting to preach the gospel of gardening - primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets. Everything from carrots to leafy vegetables and fruits can be added to the cat or dog dish. That saves money on pet food, too....

  • Around the house: It's best to turn off gas log pilot during warmer weather

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Dear Ken: Should I turn off my gas log pilot light as warmer weather arrives? - Keith Answer: Yes. It costs about $7 a month to keep a pilot light burning. Besides, it warms up the glass, and that heat radiates into the room. This advice also applies to a wood burning fireplace that...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 23, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR SATURDAY-MONDAY Memorial Weekend Plant Sale - 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Zoo admission not required for sale; cmzoo.org. Wednesday Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden - 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.,...

  • Year-round gardening: Last summer's unanticipated garden sensation

    By Kitty West Colorado Master Gardener -by Kitty West Colorado Master Gardener -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Years ago, I noticed maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) in a local demonstration garden. It was late in the growing season, yet this plant was providing lots of color and interesting textures. So I planted maximilian sunflower. The plant grew, but it didn't thrive. It...

  • Incorrectly installed sump pumps cause problem in Colorado Springs neighborhood

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Nearly three weeks of constant rain in Colorado Springs have brought to the surface a new problem from homeowners on the westside - incorrectly connected sump pumps. Heavy rains and the threat of basement flooding might have prompted some residents to install sump pumps, while homes...

  • Year-round gardening: How vines grow, climb

    By Janet Fitzgerald Colorado Master Gardener -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Vines are weaving wonders that can add dimension to gardens, create privacy, provide shade and mask eyesores. They grow and climb five different ways. How a vine supports and attaches itself go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many vines are chosen for their decorative qualities, with no...

  • Around the house: To stay dry, check gutters and window wells

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Dear readers: I've been deluged with calls and emails from folks who have water issues: wet or even flooded basements, inundated window wells and drainage issues that have exposed vulnerabilities in many homes. If there is good news, it's that almost all these difficulties originate on...

  • Believe in seeds: They'll expand your gardening horizons

    By LEE REICH The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    "Plant seeds" might seem like an inane suggestion for a gardening column. But I'm serious. More and more people who garden these days put plants rather than seeds into the ground. In the old days, the arrival of warm weather would have us all dropping bean, beet, marigold and zinnia...

  • Garden antiques can add depth, flair to any garden

    By KATHERINE ROTH The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    New York - In a leafy corner of the Bronx, water bubbles gently in an enormous, cornflower-blue ceramic fish pond from China, home to meandering goldfish. A statue of Diana the Huntress towers over timeworn birdbaths from Italy and a generously long wicker lounge chair from France....

  • Annual Spring Plant Sale at Demonstration Garden kicks off gardening season

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Dust off the little red wagon: There's some vegetable and plant shopping to be done. Box Car Willie, Abe Lincoln and Sub-Arctic Plenty. These and other varieties of tomatoes will be available at the Horticultural Art Society's Gigantic Annual Spring Plant Sale. Keep your eyes peeled...

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