Do I need to water during the winter?

  Q: Do I really need to water during the winter?   A: Easy answer – definitely! High winds, dry air, low humidity, wide temperature changes, low precipitation, and fluctuating temperatures are normal in our climate; and they can wreak havoc on plants. Long, dry periods lead to injury and death to their roots. This is

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