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  • Plant of the week: Cape-forget-me-not, summer-forget-me-not

    By Julie McIntyre Summerland Gardens -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    It's rare in the plant world to find true cobalt-blue flowers, but this plant has them from spring to fall. This is a 2012 introduction from Plant Select, the program run by Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and local growers to pick plants that do well in this state....

  • 'Steppable' plants require little work

    By Fredricka Bogardus Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    "Steppable" ground covers are perennial, low-growing plants that can tolerate light foot traffic. They include several thyme varieties, ajuga, Turkish veronica, some sedums and stonecrops. These plants, which spread easily, generally require little water. They feature small foliage...

  • Modified John Deere is county's solution to tumbleweed problem

    BY Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    The El Paso County Public Services Department had to get creative after late-summer rains and drought created a particularly large amount of tumbleweeds in the southeast section of the county. For months, crews used up to six pieces of equipment to try and crush, chop and blow the...

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