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  • Pikes Peak Permaculture endorse designs by nature

    by Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Permaculture is all about channeling Mother Nature. The practice is more than 40 years old, said Becky Elder, owner of Blue Planet Earthscapes and co-director of the Pikes Peak Permaculture guild, and was developed in the 1970s by Bill Mollison from Tasmania and David Holmgren from...

  • Plant of the week: Blue false indigo

    by JULIE MCINTYRE summerlandgardens.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Common name: Blue false indigo Scientific name: Baptisia australis Type: Herbaceous perennial Height: 3-4 feet Width: 3-4 feet Blooms: May to June Where to plant: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Moderate, drought-tolerant once established Preparing the soil:...

  • Grow from cuttings, but do research first

    by EILEEN TULLY Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Take your gardening efforts to the next level and propagate plants from stem cuttings. Stem cuttings can be taken any time the plant is healthy and actively growing. If you have a favorite plant, one of the advantages of growing from stem cuttings is you will have a new plant that's...

  • Floral aromas a lure for insects

    by LEE REICH Associated Press -by Lee Reich The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Wave after wave of scent has filled the air since my garden awakened in spring. Most prominent have been the aromas from daffodil blossoms, plum, flowering currant and now dame's rocket, pinks and roses. Of course, it's not for us that flowers waft those sometimes delectable aromas....

  • The local farmers markets schedule

    By TERESA J. FARNEY teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Farmers markets Monday - Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Sept. 29, springsfarmers markets.com. - Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., noon to 6 p.m., through October, wmmi.org. Tuesday - Fountain City Hall, 116 S....

  • Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

    DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want...

  • Ken Moon: Door hinges leave unwelcome residue

    by KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Dear Ken: Do you have a solution for that black residue around door hinges? - Mike Answer: This is a pesky problem usually seen on and around the most frequently used and heaviest doors in the house. That usually means the front door, bathroom door and at the house-to-garage...

  • Plant of the week: Arrowwood virburnum (Blue Muffin)

    by Julie McIntyre Summerland Gardens -
    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Common Name: Arrowwood virburnum (Blue Muffin) Scientific name: Viburnum dentatum "Chistom" Type: Deciduous shrub Height: 3-5 feet Width: 3-5 feet Blooms: White flowers in spring Where to plant: Full sun or partial shade Water requirement: Average Preparing the soil: Average...

  • Learn about pesky weeds

    by lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    It's a crash course in noxious weeds and a walk in the park, all rolled up into one. The Friends of Red Rock Canyon Open Space are inviting gardeners, outdoors lovers and amateur ecologists on a guided tour of pesky vegetation at Red Rock. It's scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The...

  • Knife block? Waffle maker? How to tackle those little dirty jobs

    by linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Housecleaning chores are all done and everything is shipshape. But we're guessing you, like probably everyone else, forgot to clean what Dr. Travis Stork on TV's "The Doctors" calls, "the dreaded knife block." Or, have you ever even thought about how to get those last crispy...

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