Tips on Conditioning Your Soil

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:  Amending my soil feels daunting. What should I consider when thinking about it? A:  The soil in much of Colorado’s Front Range is clay and alkaline. Soil amendments are Read More

7 Spring Upcycling Projects

The weather is getting to that comfortable temperature and it’s just about time to get your Garden In A Box in the ground. Spring is a perfect time to put some reuse on your list. 1. Bathtub Planter A tub outside? It’s unexpected but if you think about it, isn’t a tub just like a Read More

Renew Our Schools 2.0 has begun!

The first national Renew Our Schools competition has launched! Students across the country are learning how to conserve energy. Each school has received an eGauge energy monitor that displays their school’s electricity use in real time, other tools such as light meters to measure energy performance, and their own data dashboard to track results. Stay Read More

The Scoop on Soil Testing

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:  When and how should I test my soil? A:  In a new garden, the value of soil testing lies in establishing a baseline on soil salts, phosphorus, potassium, pH, Read More

Jefferson County Conservation Cup

Young conservationists take the lead! On September 17 – November 16, 4 middle schools in Jefferson County participated in Renew Our Schools. Renew Our Schools is an energy conservation competition empowering students to design and inspire behavioral and energy usage changes in their schools, homes and communities. The program’s 2017 impact numbers include over 17,000 Read More

The Power of Decluttering

  It’s clear, now more than ever, that waste is a hot topic in our culture. From minimalism to declutter blogs, we all seem to be sick of stuff but also instinctively drawn to it. There’s just something about the comfort of things. JamesClear.com writes about this tendency called the Diderot Effect. Once you purchase Read More

What to expect in my garden throughout the seasons

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 can I expect in my garden throughout the seasons?   Essential tasks are listed in green. Several tasks are unnecessary annually, such as pruning, dividing and transplanting.  While Read More

Gifts From You To 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 Gifts From You To Your Garden I’m doing things a bit differently this December. For one, no Q & A. Every few years, in December, we’ve dealt with gifts for Read More

Do I need to water during the winter?

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: 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 Read More