A Few Fall Gardening Tips

  We love talking about all things gardening and water conservation through landscape change! Submit your question(s) for the xeric plant enthusiasts – aka the Garden In a Box team – to GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org, and sign up for our monthly Garden In A Box newsletter for more helpful tips and answers! (Visit our Garden In A Box homepage

Overheard In Our Inbox: COVID-19 and Garden Pickups

  Q: “With COVID-19 are we still doing regularly scheduled drive-thru pickups?” A: As of now, yes, but pickups will most certainly be modified in some capacity. We are closely monitoring the CDC, WHO, and State of Colorado COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. All staff are working from home and available from 8am-4pm M-F for customer

Gifts From Your Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org   Q: My vegetable garden is thriving and I would like some creative suggestions about ways to share its delights with my friends and family. A: Part of the joy

Emerald Ash Borer and Japanese Beetle: The Terrible Two

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: What’s the hype around the Emerald Ash Borer? How will I know if an ash tree is infested with EAB? Q: The Japanese Beetles are out! How do I protect

Plant Propagation Methods

    Plant smart! Garden In A Box offers professionally designed, waterwise garden kits tailor-made for Colorado yards. Find your garden here.   Q:  What does ‘propagation by division’ mean? Is that the best way to propagate plants? A: Propagation runs the gamut from planting seeds, all the way through to grafting. Some plants are easier

5 Ways to Xeriscape on a Budget

by Emily Cross Reeves Replacing a grass lawn with low-water, low-maintenance xeriscape seems like a no-brainer to many people who live through the dry, hot summers of Colorado, but somehow we still see grass lawn after grass lawn in neighborhoods across the state. Why? Oftentimes a grass lawn is left alone because people are concerned

Xeriscaping in Colorado: A Step by Step Guide

by Emily Cross Reeves “Xeriscape” has been a buzzword in the drought-ridden west for several years now, but as we face summers that are getting drier and hotter in Colorado, it’s becoming more important than ever to buckle down on replacing water-hungry grass lawns with drought-tolerant plants and xeric gardens. We want to make it