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  • Going on vacation? Prep garden

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    We pamper our gardens all year but then desert them to go on vacation during what's often the hottest, driest time of the year. A little planning can soften the blow. Ideally, a neighbor or fellow gardener could handle watering and other tasks while you're away. But if that's not...

  • PLANT OF THE WEEK: Hummingbird Mint

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Common name: Hummingbird Mint, Agastache Scientific name: Agastache spp Type: Perennial Height: 12-24 inches Width: 12-24 inches Blooms: Summer to frost Where to plant: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Average to drought tolerant (once established) Preparing the...

  • YEAR ROUND GARDENING: Garden management in hail season

    By SHARON SCULLY WILLIAMS Colorado Master Gardener -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Advance measures and safeguards can make the difference for garden survival in a hailstorm. Hailstorms are another one of the challenges of gardening along the Front Range. The eastern half of the state is especially prone to severe hailstorms because of where the plains sit in...

  • KEN MOON: If the garage is too hot, there's a fix for it

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Dear Ken: My garage is really hot lately. Any tips on how I can get it cooler? - Jack Answer: The garage door is probably the main culprit. It's where heat leaks in during the summertime and out in cold weather. If you have an old wooden door, it's a great idea to replace it with a...

  • Ash borer detected in new places in Boulder

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    BOULDER — The Colorado Department of Agriculture says a destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer has been detected in additional places in Boulder. After the beetle was found in Boulder last September, the city was divided into a grid of one-square-mile sections and branches...

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