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  • Find a flair for flea markets

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful. Many interior...

  • Plant of the week: Bleeding heart

    Julie McIntyre, Summerland Gardens
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    This favorite, old-fashioned shade perennial with delicate flowers resembles hearts with a drop of blood at the base. Flowers appear in early spring and dangle along arching stems. Prefers moist, well-drained soil in a shady spot, protected from direct afternoon sun. Benefits from a...

  • Year-round gardening: Three trees for Colorado Springs

    By Fredricka Bogardus Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Finding tree species that do well in compacted clay soil can be a challenge. If you have alkaline soils, it further complicates the process. Species selection is critical to long-term success of city trees. Here are three common trees that are more tolerant of compacted or alkaline...

  • Apple orchards dodge a weather bullet, growers say

    BY ANDREA SINCLAIR and MATT STEINER
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The spring storm that passed over Colorado Springs didn't leave behind as much snow as originally predicted, but enough to make 2013-2014 the snowiest season in 13 years, according to the National Weather Service. The official report from the Colorado Springs Airport was 1.5 inches,...

  • SE Iowa greenhouse captures industrial heat

    DONNELLE ELLER, The Des Moines Register
    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Minutes after train cars loaded with coal roll by, Jan Swinton admits this rough industrial park on Fairfield's north side is hardly where you'd expect to find the beginnings of a lush vegetable garden that will help feed the area's 1,700 schoolchildren. But...

  • Manitou artist carves tree stumps into story-rich tableaus

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Craftspeople have been chopping down and fashioning dead trees into beautiful things since they got the hang of opposable thumbs. Manitou Springs artist and chainsaw carver David Gonzales turns dead trees into art right where they stand, and in doing so honors the stories and native...

  • Plant of the week: Forsythia

    Julie McIntyre, Summerland Gardens
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Deciduous shrub grown for its vibrant yellow flowers that announce the arrival of spring; shrubs around town will be blooming for the next few weeks. Bright yellow, bell-shaped flowers emerge before leaves and cover branches from ground to tip. Depending on the variety, they can be...

  • Local gardening classes help the beginner out

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Tending to a vegetable garden in our neck of the woods can be an uphill battle. It becomes even more daunting when the gardener is a beginner. The enemies: poor soil, wind and temperatures that go from hot to cold to hot in a few days. "Colorado Springs is tricky," said Larry...

  • Plant of the week: Blue Globe Spruce

    By Julie McIntyre Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Striking, globe-shaped Dwarf Colorado Blue Spruce is a slow-growing, low-maintenance shrub. Selected for its shape and color, this cultivar grows more wide than tall. Powder blue needles add year-round color, which makes it a perfect accent plant or focal point in any garden. Great in...

  • 'A lot of good, black dirt' awaits at community garden

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Are your digs too small - or simply not ideal - for a garden? Consider growing your vegetables away from home in the Charmaine Nymann Community Garden, a nonprofit organic community garden located at Bear Creek Regional Park at 21st and Rio Grande streets. With a history dating to...

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