How to Save Money in the 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:  What are some ways to cut down on the costs of gardening? A: Yes, gardening can be expensive. Here are several ideas to reduce those costs. 1- Make your Read More

5 Plants For Your Colorado Pollinator Garden

Ready to see beneficial birds, butterflies, moths, and bees flocking to your yard? Replacing your grass with drought-tolerant plants is definitely the best place to start! Once you’ve made the choice to make your yard home to a whole host of pollinators, you’ll need to make sure you have a water source for all of Read More

Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Plants for Colorado

From pickaxe-worthy soil and persistent droughts to harsh sun and hot summers, gardeners in Colorado face a lot of challenges. Luckily, you can make gardening (and paying the water bill) way easier simply by choosing drought-tolerant, water-wise plants that thrive in our climate. To make things even easier, we’ve put together a list of the Read More

First winners of Renew Our Schools 2.0!

  Renew Our Schools 2.0 is the first energy savings competition with participating schools nationwide! The winning schools have won $2,500 to make energy improvements to their schools.  Congrats to Coronado Hills Elementary School, Oakwood Secondary School, East High School, and South High School for leading the way on school sustainability! Learn more about Renew Read More

General Guidelines on Fertilizing

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:  I never know how much to fertilize or when. Do you have some general guidelines? A: While soil nutrients inevitably become depleted over time, the most important suggestion we can Read More

6 Inspirational Ceiling Ideas

Keep your chin up- there might be a cool ceiling. Is this a new trend? Is this an old trend? We don’t know but we can all probably agree it looks awesome. If you’re wanting to spice up the heavens of your house, check out these inspirational ideas.  Reclaimed Wood: It’s a classic, it’s clean, Read More

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